Des Moines Area Community College Nursing

Are you looking for a career that will enable you to care for and touch the lives of others? Nursing can be your opportunity to make a difference. Nursing offers an exciting array of career choices. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about the Nursing Program at DMACC and how you can get started on joining the ranks of the nation's largest healthcare occupation.

Since its establishment in 1968, the DMACC Nursing Program has prepared outstanding clinicians who today are a mainstay in the workforce of the 11-county area it serves. Whether you are interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN), DMACC can help you achieve your goals.



Nursing in Iowa and across the country is changing. The demands of a nurse increasingly require a solid foundation in biology, chemistry and math.  To better prepare DMACC nursing students for the future the program has been fortified by adding Math, Biology and Chemistry as entry requirements. Learn more about the new programs at About This Program. Plan to attend the required Nursing Information Session where you can learn more about our program changes. Click here for information session dates. 


DMACC's Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and in addition is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Our pass rates on the licensure exams over the past four years (2010-2013) averaged 96.25% for LPN and 91.5% for RNs. Pass rates on the national licensure exams (NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN), are available on the Iowa Board of Nursing website at:

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