Northwestern signs RN-BSN articulation agreement with Iowa Lakes

Northwestern College has recently signed an articulation agreement with Iowa Lakes Community College that will allow students graduating with an associate’s degree in nursing to seamlessly complete their BSN online through Northwestern’s Graduate School & Adult Learning.

Northwestern’s online RN to BSN program requires that the last 30 credit hours of the program be taken through NWC. This articulation agreement will allow students from Iowa Lakes to transfer in their associate’s degree in nursing toward the completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northwestern.

Iowa Lakes has campuses in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake, Iowa. Their program prepares graduates for entry-level registered nursing positions in hospital and community-based settings.

Northwestern’s RN to BSN program allows working nurses to graduate in two years or less by taking just one eight-week course at a time. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Applicants must have a valid RN license and meet minimum GPA requirements for full acceptance into the program.

For more information about the articulation agreement or transcript evaluation, contact Northwestern’s Graduate School & Adult Learning at, 712-707-7388, or