Iowa Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs - 2023

AKA: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Iowa Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs Ranked and Sorted

Last Reviewed: September 26th, 2022

Nurse Practitioner License has analyzed data from 9 schools who offer degree programs in the field of nursing and advanced practice nursing.

Filter schools nursing schools in Iowa by degree level and field type. Rank nursing schools in Iowa by in-state or out-of-state tuition and more metrics.

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Dept. of Education - 2023

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Type of Institution

Program Fields (and degrees offered)

University of IowaIowa City, IA 1st for In-State Tuition $9,606 IN-STATE TUITION $31,569 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$59,083
Master's Degree
Not enough data
Doctoral Degree
$107,534
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Public

Total Enrollment

21,909

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

74.49%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$9,606

Out-of-State Tuition:

$31,569

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$19,401

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

84.28%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

605

Average SAT Math Score:

605

Allen CollegeWaterloo, IA 2nd for In-State Tuition $19,512 IN-STATE TUITION $19,512 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$56,855
Master's Degree
$105,625
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

374

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

Not enough data

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$19,512

Out-of-State Tuition:

$19,512

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

Not enough data

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Grand View UniversityDes Moines, IA 3rd for In-State Tuition $29,792 IN-STATE TUITION $29,792 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$56,360
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,660

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

51.38%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$29,792

Out-of-State Tuition:

$29,792

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$20,469

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

97.02%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

500

Average SAT Math Score:

515

Graceland University-LamoniLamoni, IA 4th for In-State Tuition $31,320 IN-STATE TUITION $31,320 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$61,469
Post-baccalaureate Certificate
Not enough data
Master's Degree
$100,711
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
$100,717

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

915

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

51.1%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$31,320

Out-of-State Tuition:

$31,320

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$18,286

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

68.07%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

490

Average SAT Math Score:

510

Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, IA 5th for In-State Tuition $32,758 IN-STATE TUITION $32,758 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$57,077
Master's Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

2,299

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

67.24%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$32,758

Out-of-State Tuition:

$32,758

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$26,292

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

73.84%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

535

Average SAT Math Score:

540

Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, IA 6th for In-State Tuition $33,308 IN-STATE TUITION $33,308 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$54,009
Master's Degree
Not enough data
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
First Professional Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

686

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

45.65%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$33,308

Out-of-State Tuition:

$33,308

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$22,212

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

Not enough data

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Morningside UniversitySioux City, IA 7th for In-State Tuition $33,970 IN-STATE TUITION $33,970 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$58,354
Master's Degree
$88,232
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,184

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

51.1%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$33,970

Out-of-State Tuition:

$33,970

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$22,350

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

68.6%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IA 8th for In-State Tuition $35,506 IN-STATE TUITION $35,506 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$57,547
Master's Degree
$72,108
Doctoral Degree
Not enough data
First Professional Degree
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

1,376

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

70.89%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$35,506

Out-of-State Tuition:

$35,506

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$22,668

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

76.21%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

N/A

Average SAT Math Score:

N/A

Clarke UniversityDubuque, IA 9th for In-State Tuition $35,750 IN-STATE TUITION $35,750 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.

Part of category: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing.

Degree Levels Offered

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • First Professional Degree
  • Graduate/Professional Certificate

Salary 1 Year After Graduation

Bachelor’s Degree
$53,088
Doctoral Degree
$92,062
First Professional Degree
Not enough data
Graduate/Professional Certificate
Not enough data

Field listing may be listed due to the school having programs in the following fields:

  • Nurse Anesthetist.
  • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nursing Administration.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
  • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
  • Nursing Science.
  • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
  • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • Critical Care Nursing.
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing.
  • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing.
  • Nursing Education.
  • Nursing Practice.
  • Palliative Care Nursing.
  • Clinical Nurse Leader.
  • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing.
  • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing.
  • Reserved.
  • Forensic Nursing.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
Institution Specifics/Quality

Type of Institution

Private nonprofit

Total Enrollment

654

Accredited By:

Higher Learning Commission

Graduation Rate:

63.23%

Costs

In-State Tuition:

$35,750

Out-of-State Tuition:

$35,750

Average Cost (tuition, fees, books, supplies and living expenses - minus grant/scholarship aid):

$24,860

Admissions

Applicants Accepted:

89.2%

Average SAT Score:

N/A

Average SAT Reading Score:

511

Average SAT Math Score:

512