Caring is more than a trait, it's a career.
Health care occupations are expected to grow 16% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. And with over 2.6 million new jobs predicted, UNI’s undergraduate and graduate health programs prepare you with hands-on clinical and research experience so you can start there and go anywhere.
BSN degree comes to UNI starting fall 2024
Research indicates that health care, and specifically nursing, is the most in-demand field of study among Iowa students seeking a four-year degree. In response, UNI will launch a nursing degree program in fall of 2024, with Dr. Nacy Kertz leading our efforts.
How a BSN Degree Has Become One of the Fastest Growing Majors in Iowa
Nurses are the backbone of the United States health care system. This has been especially apparent in the last three years as nurses have been fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for individuals holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN degree) is critical as Iowa and the country face a nursing shortage. Here’s a look at the rising demand for nurses and why you should consider pursuing a career as a nurse.
Learn more about health at UNI.
With small classroom sizes, access to the latest equipment, internships and opportunities to earn a double degree, you'll graduate with more real-world experience, ready to contribute to the health of the nation.
- UNI’s pre-health majors earn dual degrees through cooperative partnerships with Allen College, St. Luke's College-Unity Point, Palmer College of Chiropractic and Logan College of Chiropractic. Programs include allied health, chiropractic, dentistry, hospital and health administration, nursing, physical therapy and more
- UNI graduates have a higher acceptance rate to professional schools than the national average
- UNI offers the ONLY four-year gerontology program in the state of Iowa
- UNI’s speech-language pathology master’s program is rated one of the“Best Graduate Schools for Speech-Language Pathology” with an employment rate of 100% for graduates