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Iowa MSN Degree Prerequisites
Iowa nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by The Iowa Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).
To enroll in a MSN degree program in Iowa, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Iowa and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Iowa RN to MSN programs
Those holding Iowa RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.
Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.
Iowa MSN Degree Areas of Specialization
In Iowa, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:
- Nurse Practitioner (NP)
- Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
- Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
- Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
Check with the Iowa Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Iowa grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.
Online MSN Degree Programs
In Iowa, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Iowa.
Iowa MSN Degree Resources
Here are a few examples of MSN degree programs in Iowa.