UNI Nursing Program
Iowa Needs Nurses

UNI to offer BSN degree starting fall 2024

UNI's initiative aims to help more students who want to become nurses by providing them with better access to public school tuition. The ultimate goal is to boost the number of working nurses in Iowa.

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Meet Dr. Nancy Kertz

Leading UNI's BSN Degree in Nursing

UNI is working to plan, develop and implement a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to support the health care needs of Iowa communities thanks to the approval of the Iowa Board of Regents. To reach that goal as quickly as possible, UNI has selected Dr. Nancy Kertz to serve as the university’s executive director of nursing and chief academic nurse administrator (CANA).

Dr. Nancy Kertz discusses UNI's new BSN degree on KWWL

Dr. Nancy Kertz on KWWL
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Most In-Demand Field of Study

Research indicates that health care, and specifically nursing, is the most in-demand field of study among Iowa students seeking a four-year degree.

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Recruiting Nurses in Iowa

Nearly 80 percent of employers in the state indicate that it is difficult or very difficult to recruit nurses.

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Enrolling More Students

Data from the Iowa Board of Nursing indicates that over 20 percent of current nurses in Iowa are currently eligible for retirement, while 35 percent of open nursing positions in the state take over three months to fill.

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Pre-Nursing at UNI

Start Your Nursing Journey Now!

If you're interested in pursuing nursing at UNI right now, we offer multiple pre-nursing tracks. Pre-professional programs are undergraduate tracks designed to prepare you for a professional degree after earning your bachelor’s degree.


Invest in Tomorrow's Nurses

With your investment, you have the unique opportunity to be among the first donors to launch a program that will have a substantial impact on the university's growth as well as the health needs of Iowa and the country.

All leadership gifts of $25,000 or more made within the Our Tomorrow campaign will receive special recognition as Founders of UNI Nursing.

Naming opportunities are available for new nursing spaces in the Innovative Teaching and Technology Center, as well as designated scholarship support.

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Nate Clapham
Assistant vice president for collegiate development and annual giving