Nursing: Advanced Placement Associate Degree FAQ's
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Spring Only
Program Length: 3 Semesters
Approval by: Iowa State Board of Nursing
Number of Majors: 57
Average Class Size: 16
Program Capacity: 16
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time Only
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
What makes this program unique compared to other Advanced Placement Nursing programs?
There are not many programs like this one in the area. This program is designed to allow practicing Licensed Practical Nurses to complete their RN degree while continuing to work part-time. Although program courses are rigorous, our students have clinical study groups and support from caring, experienced faculty. As a result, our graduates are well prepared to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for registered nurse licensure.
Are scholarships available?
The Iowa Western Foundation scholarships include scholarships specifically for Nursing students. For more information on Iowa Western Foundation scholarships, go to the scholarship page. In addition to scholarships, many employers in the healthcare industry offer loan forgiveness programs for Nurses.
What are the admissions requirements for this program?
All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. In addition to the college admission requirements, the Advanced Placement Nursing program also requires students to meet some additional admissions criteria. To view or print the eligibility requirements for this program, visit our Additional Requirements page.