nurse and cuttieThe undergraduate nursing major integrates knowledge from the humanities and from the natural, social, and nursing sciences to prepare nurse generalists with critical judgment skills and leadership potential. The nursing curriculum emphasizes caring as the integrating concept in promoting, maintaining and restoring health of communities, of families and of individuals across the life span.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing prepares men and women for academic eligibility for licensure as registered nurses and, after licensure, for functioning as professional nurses in a variety of settings, including community agencies, clinics, extended care facilities, schools, industry, and hospitals. Graduates also have the academic foundation necessary to pursue graduate study and clinical specialization.

Clarke offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in two concentrations: as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and in Nursing Education and Organizational Leadership (NEOL).  Graduates are eligible to sit for the FNP Certification examination upon completion of the program. NEOL graduates may prepare for careers in teaching, leadership, policy, or wherever their dreams may take them.  Clarke University’s graduate programs specialize in preparing students for primary care, especially with rural and underserved populations.

The nursing program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing. The baccalaurate in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Clarke University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, (202)887-6791.

The need for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level has never been greater. Job opportunities abound for entry-level nurses with critical-thinking skills, clinical experience and the ability to function as team players. The nursing program at Clarke University is designed to help students develop and utilize these skills in the context of compassionate nursing care.

Graduates of Clarke's bachelor of science in nursing program are in high demand in health maintenance organizations; hospitals; clinics; sub-acute, long-term and outpatient care facilities; and community health agencies.

Nursing students are guided by faculty mentors who are excellent teachers with both educational preparation and practical experience in the major areas of nursing.

For more information on this program, please contact the admissions office at (800)383-2345 or

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