The Health Sciences programs are committed to providing quality education in nursing and allied health fields, ensuring each graduate is qualified to enter the healthcare profession. In 2017, the Northeast Iowa Community College Practical Nursing program was ranked #1 in the State of Iowa!
Successful health science students are skilled in carrying out precise procedures, empathetic to patient emotions and needs, adaptable to quickly-changing environments and ethical in personal and professional judgments.
Experienced faculty and hands-on practice in clinical and simulated lab settings prepare students for a variety of high-wage, high-demand careers. The estimated salary range for Health Sciences graduates is $20,494 - $63,716*.
“Experiential learning” plays a vital role in developing solid clinical and critical thinking skills. The College's Health Simulation Laboratories at the Calmar and Peosta campuses are utilized by many programs including Paramedic, EMT, Respiratory Care, Nursing - Associate Degree, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting. Learn more about simulation labs at NICC.
Advantages of Health Sciences
Careers in health sciences are growing steadily. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will produce 28 percent of all new jobs, nearly 5.7 million positions, by 2020. Based on this demand, employment in healthcare often comes with high wages and great benefits.
Fast-paced and Evolving Career Options
Medical and technological breakthroughs happen daily, which means careers in health sciences are constantly evolving and changing based on new discoveries. Although many positions will have different daily tasks and duties, healthcare environments are typically fast paced and provide new and exciting challenges every day.
*Source: EMSI; Salary range represents 10th percentile - median annual wage for related occupations within a 100-mile radius from the center distance between Calmar and Peosta campuses.