Iowa LPN to RN/BSN Programs

LPNs in the midwestern state of Iowa are increasingly choosing to further their education and careers by becoming RNs. Iowa’s LPN to RN programs offer pathways for students to earn either an ADN or BSN degree. RNs are able to work more independently, move up the career ladder more frequently, and earn a substantially higher salary. Iowa RNs, on average, earn $15,580 more per year than LPNs do, leading many to choose an LPN to RN program.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in IA

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Iowa. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Allen College
LPN to BSN
1990 Heath St
Waterloo, IA
(319) 226-2000
Des Moine Area Community College
LPN to RN
1125 Hancock Dr
Boone, IA
(800) 362-2127
Ellsworth Community College
LPN to ADN
1100 College Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA
(641) 648-4611
Grand VIew University
LPN to BSN
1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA
(515) 263-2800
Iowa Central Community College - Fort Dodge
LPN to ADN
One Triton Circle
Fort Dodge, IA
(515) 576-0099
Iowa Central Community College - Storm Lake
LPN to ADN
916 Russell Street
Storm Lake, IA
(712) 732-2991
Iowa Central Community College - Webster City
LPN to ADN
1725 Beach Street
Webster City, IA
(515) 832-1632
Iowa Lakes Community College
LPN to ADN
3200 College Drive
Emmetsburg, IA
(712) 852-3554
Iowa Wesleyan University
LPN to BSN
601 N. Main Street
Mount Pleasant, IA
(800) 582-2383
Iowa Western Community College
LPN to ADN
2700 College Rd.
Council Bluffs, IA
(712) 325-3200
Kirkwood Community College
LPN to RN
6301 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA
(319) 398-5411
Marshalltown Community College
LPN to ADN
3700 South Center Street
Marshalltown, IA
(641) 752-7106
North Iowa Area Community College
LPN to ADN
500 College Drive
Mason City, IA
(641) 423-1264
Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar Campus
LPN to ADN
1625 Hwy 150 South
Calmar, IA
(800) 728-2256
Northeast Iowa Community College - Peosta Campus
LPN to ADN
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA
(800) 728-7367
Northwest Iowa Community College
LPN to ADN
603 W Park St
Sheldon, IA
(712) 324-5061

Iowa LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was organized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in Iowa.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Des Moines, West Des Moines - IA$41,730$57,07036.8%
Davenport, Moline, Rock Island - IA$41,990$55,71032.7%
Iowa City - IA$43,270$62,44044.3%
Cedar Rapids - IA$40,190$53,92034.2%
Waterloo, Cedar Falls - IA$38,070$53,87041.5%
Sioux City - IA$37,150$51,07037.5%
Dubuque - IA$42,670$51,11019.8%
Ames - IA$40,960$57,25039.8%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm