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Our program is largely online. There is one practicum/clinical course (community and public health) that has face-to-face components. We will place you in a practicum site close to your residing address (within 100 miles). The community and public health practicum course must be completed in the state of Iowa and you must have a valid Iowa nursing license. This program is for associate degree and diploma-prepared RNs who are ready to expand their nursing skills and professional potential by earning the BSN. The BSN serves as the base for graduate study in nursing and opens many professional opportunities.

As a leader in nursing education, the University of Iowa is committed to increasing the number of baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the state of Iowa. We support the national goal of a nursing workforce of 80 percent BSN-prepared nurses by 2020. 

Please click on the links to the left for detailed information. We recommend beginning with a transcript evaluation (see below). We hope this information is helpful and look forward to assisting you to move forward with your educational and career goals.

Request a Transcript Evaluation

  1. Send an email to the RN-BSN Office (nursing-rn-bsn@uiowa.edu) with your complete name (including maiden name if applicable), contact information (mailing address), and which transcripts are being sent from what schools.
  2. Send an individual transcript from each and every school you have attended (including your high school). The transcripts can be unofficial and may be mailed (RN-BSN Office, 37 CNB, Iowa City, IA 52242), faxed (319-384-4423), or sent electronically (nursing-rn-bsn@uiowa.edu). For the purpose of a transcript evaluation, we do not need official transcripts.
  3. When your transcript evaluation is completed, it will be sent to you electronically. The evaluation will show what courses you need to complete (prerequisites, general education requirements, and electives) prior to applying to our program. You may complete all these courses at your local community college. Once you have completed your courses at your local community college, you are ready to apply to the RN-BSN program.