The Iowa Board of Nursing approves and regulates pre- and post-licensure nursing education programs. These programs receive a site visit for evaluation and may receive approval for up to six years. The Iowa Board of Nursing does not approve out-of-state nursing programs. All nursing programs operating in Iowa must follow Iowa regulations.

For questions, email us at nursingeducation@iowa.gov


The following is a list of nursing programs approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

IBON Approved Programs
NameProgram Type(s)
Allen College

RN-DNP

BSN

MSN

Post Graduate Certificate

Doctorate DNP

Briar Cliff University

RN-BSN

BSN

MSN

MSN with Advanced Practice Certification

Doctorate DNP

Clarke University

BSN

Doctorate DNP

Coe CollegeBSN
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

LPN

ADN

Dordt UniversityBSN
Eastern Iowa Community College

LPN

ADN

Graceland University

BSN

MSN

MSN with Advanced Practice Certification

Doctorate DNP

Grand View UniversityBSN
Hawkeye Community College

LPN

ADN

Indian Hills Community College

LPN

ADN

Iowa Central Community College

LPN

ADN

Iowa Lakes Community College

LPN

ADN

Iowa State University

RN-BSN

Post Graduate Certificate

Iowa Valley Community College

LPN

ADN

Iowa Western Community College

LPN

ADN

Kirkwood Community College

LPN

ADN

Luther CollegeBA
Mercy College of Health Sciences

LPN/ADN

RN-BSN

BSN

MSN

Morningside University

BSN

MSN

Post Graduate Certificate

Doctorate DNP

Mount Mercy University

BSN

MSN

Doctorate DNP

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)

LPN

ADN

Northeast Iowa Community College

LPN

ADN

Northwest Iowa Community College

LPN

ADN

Northwestern College

RN-BSN

BSN

Purdue University GlobalASN
St. Ambrose University

LPN/RN-BSN

BSN

St. Luke's College

ASN

BSN

Southeastern Community College

LPN

ADN

Southwestern Community College

LPN

ADN

University of DubuqueBSN
University of Iowa

RN-BSN

BSN

MSN

MSN: Entry Into Practice

Post Graduate Certificate

Doctorate DNP

Doctorate Ph.D

University of Northern IowaBSN
Upper Iowa UniversityRN-BSN
Waldorf UniversityRN-BSN
William Penn University

RN-BSN

BSN

Western Iowa Tech Community College

LPN

ADN