Iowa contains nine schools that offer nurse practitioner programs. University of Iowa, the highest-ranking nurse practitioner school in IA, has a total student population of 28,987 and is the 782nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 nurse practitioner schools in Iowa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr), with Southwestern Community College as the lowest recorded at only $6,608/yr.
Nurse Practitioner students from Iowa schools who go on to become nurse practitioners, licensed vocational nurses, practical nurses, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the nurse practitioner schools in Iowa, the average student population is 3,609 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from nurse practitioner, there are 3687 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,622 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,082, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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