Iowa Wesleyan University Nursing Program

Iowa Wesleyan University has provided nursing education since 1973 and continues its tradition of being a vital resource and source of pride to the southeast Iowa region. For the past 40 years, IW has educated new nurses, strengthened the careers of current nurses, and prepared nurses to become leaders in heath care.

It is no secret that Iowa Wesleyan University’s nursing degree is cutting-edge and has known to significantly impact those who have graduated from the program. We see graduates igniting their passion in the field and we hear from successful alumni such as Kati Kleber, a 2010 nursing graduate, who is now a nationally certified critical care nurse in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Our Students and alumni represent our distinct commitment to education which speaks to Iowa Wesleyan’s mission of being a transformational learning community whose passion is to educate, empower and inspire students to lead meaningful lives and careers.

The nursing major teaches students to view health care as an adaptive system promoting health, learning experiences and the development of the professional nursing role, as well providing the knowledge and skills to work in a variety of health care settings. Students in this program will gain experience in a variety of clinical settings, beginning as early as the sophomore year.

Upon completion of the nursing major, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination which, when successfully completed, will result in licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Iowa Wesleyan also offers a program for R.N.s wishing to complete the B.S.N. This program is available online. For more information, contact the Office of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Video Testimonial

Reema Rai ’19 | Nursing Major

“As an international student far from my homeland, IW’s friendly community and encouragement from my advisors and professors, has created a great place to study.”

Nursing AccreditationNurse Licensure Compact

  • Iowa Wesleyan University’s Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.
  • Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON, Riverpoint Business Park, 400 SW 8th St., Suite B, Des Moines, IA 50309; 515.281.3255)
  • The Division of Nursing at Iowa Wesleyan University has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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NLCAs leaders in public protection, State Boards of Nursing developed and adopted the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact in 2015. The Nurse Licensure Compact allows for nurses to have one multi-state license with the ability to practice in all compact states. Currently, there are 25 states participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact. If a nurse is licensed in a compact state, that nurse has a multi-state license and can practice in another compact state without paying for an additional license.