Allen College, a private Christian institution, has prepared nurses for the workforce since 1925. Located in Waterloo, Iowa, this small college features 11 healthcare degrees, including accelerated nurse practitioner programs.
The school of nursing offers three degrees: a bachelor of science in nursing, a master of science in nursing, and a doctorate in nursing.
The mostly online master's program incorporates in-person requirements, such as a three-day residency. Students can develop specialized skills through nine tracks, including family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, and leadership in healthcare delivery. These tracks offer students the chance to complete a post-graduate certificate.
This two-year program has start dates in the fall and spring. Candidates without a bachelor's in nursing must hold an associate degree in nursing. They must also have 800 hours of clinical nursing experience and a current Iowa nursing license.
Allen College accepts out-of-state and international students, but they may need special permissions to take online classes and complete local practicum requirements.