I believe IQ have little to nothing to do with whether someone will make it through nursing school, pass boards, and land a job.
I have worked with nurses that were not the brightest bulb on the tree with all different levels of education. Some nurses are book smart but lack clinical skills and vice versa.
This has nothing to do with iq level. Nursing is how well you communicate, asking pertinent questions, being a good team player, and being flexible. If you have all these, or learn these skills, you will go far.
The degree does not necessarily match the IQ level. Some schools have much higher standards than others. You have to be above average intelligence to graduate from one of the top ten schools....as well as very passionate and dedicated to the work. Hard work can get you a long way, but if you can't connect the dots......
if dick is friends with jane, and kermit is cheating on miss piggy...then why is it raining today?
iow, there isn't any correlation betw education and intelligence...
since knowledge is not the same as intelligence.