Program - Nursing Transfer Program - Nursing ADN Program - Nursing LPN
Kirkwood’s nursing program prepares you for success as a licensed practical or registered nurse in a profession with over one million job openings projected through 2022. Employment opportunities range from caring for infants, children and new mothers to adults of all ages in acute care settings such as pediatric, medical-surgical, critical care, operating room, dialysis, and labor and delivery. Non-acute employment opportunities include office, home care, schools, nursing homes and community health. The curriculum incorporates classroom, laboratory, simulation and clinical experiences in a variety of instructor-led clinical settings as well as a one-on-one, preceptor-led experience. Instructor and preceptor experiences are held in area hospitals.

Is nursing for you?

Nursing Programs
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
Associate Degree Nursing (LPN to ADN) – LPN Transfer

The Kirkwood Nursing PN and ADN programs are approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and the North Central — Higher Learning Commission.

Iowa Board of Nursing
River Point Business Park
400 S.W. 8th Street? Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685?
(515) 281-3255
Higher Learning Commission—North Central
200 S. LaSalle Street
Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
(800) 621-7440

The Kirkwood Community College Associate Degree in Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037 202-909-2526.
Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

The Kirkwood Nursing ADN program is currently the 
#1 Nursing Program in the state of Iowa as judged by its NCLEX-RN pass rate over the past 5 years by