Virginia "Ginny" Wangerin says Iowa State's BSN program meets a need as more medical centers encourage nurses to continue their education. Photo by Ryan Riley.

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University.

The RN-BSN is a continuation program designed for registered nurses – those working in the field as well as recent graduates of approved nursing programs – who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. Virginia “Ginny” Wangerin, a clinical assistant professor and director of nursing education at Iowa State, says the campus-based program meets a need as more hospitals and health care providers require or encourage nurses to obtain a BSN degree.

See the complete story by the ISU News Service