Des Moines Area Community College Nursing

Are you looking for a career that will enable you to fulfill your desire to care for others? Are you 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 by touching lives every day.  


Many exciting new changes have taken place in the DMACC Nursing Program and we are currently in the process of making major revisions to our website to reflect these changes in our programming. Please see below for programs currently being offered and anticipated start dates for additional new programs.



Nursing in Iowa, as well as across the country, is rapidly changing. Preparing to become a nurse increasingly requires a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, math, and technology. To address this evolution in our field, the DMACC Nursing Program is in the midst of making major changes to its programming. 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. 

In August of 2015, the first new program was introduced: the “Stand Alone” RN program. In the Stand Alone program, the student will complete an associate degree and be eligible for the NCLEX-RN. This is a five-term program.

For those who are interested in becoming an LPN, the DMACC Nursing Program will be offering a Practical Nursing program in the future. The anticipated Practical Nursing program start date is Fall Term of 2016 on the Boone Campus. The PN program will then be expanded to other campuses in the Spring Term of 2017.

For those who currently have LPN status and would like to return to school to become an RN, the DMACC Nursing Program is currently developing new programming. It is anticipated that an LPN to RN program will be available in the Spring Term of 2017.    

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