Nursing Program

Looking for a career that enables you to fulfill your desire to care for others? Interested in learning about the latest advancements in healthcare and health sciences?

If so, the DMACC Nursing Program has been leading the way in nursing and preparing exceptional clinicians since 1968.

Nursing offers an exciting array of career choices and can be your opportunity to make a difference in the community every day. Get the DMACC Nursing advantage!

Nursing Offered on 5 Campuses!

Nursing is offered on five DMACC campuses:

  • Ankeny - ADN
  • Boone - ADN (PN in Spring 2019) 
  • Carroll - ADN
  • Newton - ADN (Accelerated ADN option only, beginning August 2018) 
  • Urban - ADN

 ADN Nursing Start Dates

  • Fall semester: Carroll, Newton, and Urban.
  • Fall and Spring semester: Ankeny and Boone.

New Programming - Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Beginning in August 2018, DMACC Nursing will offer an accelerated ADN option at the Newton campus. This accelerated track will run year-round and allow students to complete the ADN courses and co-requisites within 1.5 years, shortening the current pathway by six months. All admission and graduation requirements will remain the same, but the order in which courses are taken will vary from the traditional degree plan and students will take courses full-time during the summer. For further information, contact Jody Stiles ( or Alex Thompson (ja​ 


Current Programming: Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) 

In the Stand Alone Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, the student will complete a Loading...Nursing, AAS degree, and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse Licensure. The Full-time ADN program is five terms and includes a total of 84 credits. A Part-time ADN program (84 credits over eight terms) will be offered at the Urban Campus starting in March 2019. 

Future Programming: PN & LPN to RN

Please keep checking back on updates for these two new programs.

  • A Practical Nursing (PN) program will be offered on the Boone Campus and starts in January 2019. Applications for the PN program are now being accepted. 
  • LPN to RN programming is being developed for those with a current LPN status who want to return to school. The estimated start date for this programming track is August 2018.


The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

3343 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 866-747-9965 or
FAX: 404-975-5020

Iowa Board of Nursing
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: 515-281-3255
FAX: 515-281-4825

A message from the Ankeny Nursing 2017 Graduating Class on what it means to be a nurse


DMACC-Iowa Wesleyan Enter Innovative Nursing Partnership - RN BSN 3+1 completion program


» Details on the RN BSN 3+1 program​​​​​​


Student Testimonial

Bailey Beckner

Bailey Beckner

DMACC has a really reputable nursing program, and I just felt like it was going to be a good fit for me. I love my professors. They were really supportive through the whole thing. Our class was really close. It was kind of like a little family.