Iowa Nursing Schools

An associate of science in nursing is a program in which students build their knowledge of nursing theory through various educational experiences. They are also required to demonstrate RN level competency at a clinical setting. An associate of science in nursing prepares students to provide care to people in the community who are suffering from chronic or acute illnesses. The department has two tracks- a Generic Track for students who are qualified but do not have an experience in nursing and an Advanced Placement Option for people who are LPNs and want to become RNs. Some schools offer an on-campus as well as an online associate of science in nursing program.

National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Iowa

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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