DMACC now offers RN to BSN 3+1 degree programs through its partnerships with Iowa Wesleyan and the University of Iowa. DMACC nursing students can seamlessly finish their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in only one year, either on campus or online, while continuing to work in central Iowa. Grads with a BSN will discover expanded career opportunities, higher pay potential, workplace rewards, and more. And they will be well-equipped to deliver excellent health care people need.
Both Iowa Wesleyan and the University of Iowa accept all DMACC Nursing credits. DMACC is the first community college nursing program to implement Iowa Consortium for Advancing Nursing Education (ICANE) recommendations toward the BSN.
University of Iowa
Through the RN-BSN 3+1 agreement between DMACC and the University of Iowa:
- Nursing students can stay at DMACC for three years, then complete their BSN degree in only one year through the University of Iowa's online program, allowing them to stay in central Iowa and work.
- DMACC Nursing graduates who are working can also come back to DMACC, take an additional year, then transfer to the University of Iowa for their final year to complete their BSN.
- DMACC Nursing students who have at least a 3.0 grade point average (G.P.A.), have successfully completed their DMACC nursing requirements, and are on the BSN nursing track will automatically be accepted into the University of Iowa's BSN program, where they can complete their final year of studies. Others can be admitted based on their application.
The University of Iowa’s Nursing program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
University of Iowa RN to BSN 3+1 Program
Through the RN-BSN 3+1 agreement between DMACC and Iowa Wesleyan:
- Nursing students can stay at DMACC for three years, then complete their BSN degrees in one year through Iowa Wesleyan’s online program, allowing them to stay in central Iowa and work.
- Financial aid opportunities are available through the Iowa Tuition Grant program.
- Six starting dates per year make it as convenient as possible for students to complete their BSN.
The innovative agreement between DMACC and Iowa Wesleyan University (IW) resulted in the first-ever RN BSN 3+1completion program in the State of Iowa.
Iowa Wesleyan’s programs is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
Iowa Wesleyan BSN Online Completion Program