Iowa is a Midwestern state bordered to the east by the Mississippi River and to the west by the Big Sioux River and Missouri River.It is also bordered by six other states namely Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota.Iowa is the 26th largest state in the United States by area, covering approximately 58,272 square miles. Additional information found at

Iowa Nursing News

According to Iowa ranks number 48 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $57,930 and average hourly is $27.85. The number of RNs in Iowa, as of 2019, is 33,280. (stats from

Iowa Online Nursing Resources

Iowa Board of Nursing

Iowa Nurses Association

Iowa Nurses Association

The Professional Organization of Registered Nursesin IowaThe Mission of the Iowa Nurses Associationis to connect, advocate, and support for nursesand healthcare in Iowa. . As of this post, it costs $15.00 per month to join for dual INA/ANA membership.

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Iowa Nursing Schools

nursing schools in Iowa, which offer campus based ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Iowa Board Of Nursing.

Google Map of Iowa Nursing Schools

Iowa Hospitals

For a list of Iowa hospitals visit

Google Map of Iowa Hospitals 

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Iowa Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in Iowa.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).

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Iowa State Facts


Iowa was admitted to the union as the 29th state on Dec. 28, 1846

State of Iowa’s government website

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Iowa

  1. Des Moines
  2. Dubuque
  3. Sioux City
  4. Davenport
  5. Cedar Rapids
  6. Iowa City
  7. Amana
  8. Ames
  9. Bentonsport
  10. Burlington

Visit for more travel destinations in Iowa

Iowa fun facts

Iowa derives its name from the Ioway people, one of the many Native American tribes that occupied the state at the time of European exploration.

Thestates’ official nicknameis the Hawkeye State, a tribute to Chief Black Hawk, an Indian warrior and leader of the Sauk Indians.

The vertical tricolor of blue, white, and red, reflects Iowa’s heritage as part of the French Louisiana Territory.

Iowa has been listed as one of the safest statesin which to live.

Strawberry Pointis home to the world’s largest strawberry

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