Carroll Nursing

When employers see DMACC Nursing on your resume, they'll instantly know you've received exceptional education and experience from one of the top nursing schools in Iowa.


  • Nationally Accredited Education — DMACC's nursing program is one of only four in Iowa accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for the Associate Degree. 
  • Affordable Tuition, Special Financial Aid — DMACC offers the lowest tuition of any college or university in Iowa and offers many financial aid options, including some exclusively for nursing students. 
  • Top Faculty and Facilities, Individual Attention —Exceptional faculty with professional nursing experience, small class sizes, excellent facilities and high-tech simulators.
  • Excellent relationships with area healthcare providers — St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home in Carroll and many others provide students with outstanding clinical experiences.
  • High State Board Pass Rates —93% of DMACC nursing graduates pass their NCLEX exams (state boards) on the first attempt.
  • Gateway to a BSN — Nurses who earn their two-year associate's degree from DMACC Carroll Campus can seamlessly transfer to the University of Iowa or another four-year college or university and finished their four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. 

New 3+1 Nursing Partnership!

DMACC and the University of Iowa have entered into a new agreement to allow DMACC Nursing graduates to seamlessly finish their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Iowa in one year. [Read More

The governor visits Carroll Nursing

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad visits the DMACC Carroll Campus nursing simulation lab. Branstad said he was familiar with simulation labs from his days as president of Des Moines University. 

Listening to Branstad are DMACC nursing students Nicole Dentlinger (left to right) of Coon Rapids, Kara Christensen of Audubon, DMACC Nursing Professor Amber Mahrt, student Holly Slocum of Scranton, Carroll Campus Provost Joel Lundstrom, Carroll Campus Nursing Coordinator Jean Voege and DMACC President Rob Denson. 

The governor also answered questions from an audience of more than 60 DMACC students, faculty and staff while on the Carroll Campus.


See what our graduates are saying about the DMACC Carroll Nursing Program:

"When I started the DMACC nursing program my goal was to become an RN. DMACC helped me become a better student and positioned me for success in my field of nursing. The DMACC nursing faculty also opened my eyes to achieving higher goals and becoming a capable professional.  I recently received a promotion and will be starting my master’s degree this fall. I’m glad I graduated from DMACC!”
Kara Wellington, RN
2013 DMACC Graduate
Nurse Manager Loring Hospital Sac City 

“The DMACC Nursing program is the foundation my nursing career is built on. The instructors pushed me to reach my full potential, which helped me transition smoothly into the role of an ICU nurse. DMACC’s Nursing program also prepared me to be successful in attaining my Bachelor’s in Nursing after completing the ADN program. I am currently enrolled in the Master’s Nursing program and enjoy my daily role as a nurse. Thanks to the DMACC Nursing program for helping me achieve my dream.”

Sonya Dunn, RN, BSN
2013 DMACC Graduate
Transitional Health Coach
Stewart Memorial Hospital
Lake City, IA
“DMACC provided me with a great foundation for my nursing career. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and bring a wide variety of nursing experience. I chose DMACC for my nursing education because it has a high NCLEX (state board) pass rate, small classes and is very affordable. I highly recommend DMACC for anyone considering a career in nursing.”
Cory Thompson, RN
2013 DMACC Graduate
ER Nurse

St. Anthony Regional Hospital
Carroll, IA

See what employers are saying about our DMACC Carroll Nursing Program graduates:

“I have worked with DMACC’s nursing program as an employer and clinical site for 12 years. The [DMACC] instructors are dedicated to ensuring the students have an excellent clinical experience that prepares them for employment. Graduates of the program are well ready to face the challenging healthcare environment. The [DMACC] program focuses on critical thinking and decision making skills that are required for today’s healthcare professionals. The standards of behavior and professional expectations are held in high regard with the [DMACC] instructors as well as their students. I support hiring the graduates of DMACC as they are well prepared clinicians.”
Linn Block RN, BSN, MHA
Chief Nursing Officer
Manning Regional Healthcare Center

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