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We continue to monitor and prepare for additional cases in Iowa and will adjust the university schedule or classes as needed. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and other information.

Frequently Asked Questions for students can be found here.

*The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will serve students entirely remotely. Employees of these offices will be available to assist students and their families Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via their Clarke email and phone extension.  For admissions-related questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@clarke.edu or 563-588-6316.  For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the  Financial Aid Office at financialaid@clarke.edu or 563-588-6327.

Bridge Program (MSN to DNP)

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Students who possess a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and desire to complete a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) may complete an MSN-DNP bridge program. The bridge is 39-48 credits depending on whether a student had completed the 3 Ps (Physical Assessment, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology) in the MSN program. Bridge classes are predominantly online with occasional required face-to-face meetings on campus. Most students can complete the program in two years.

The focus of a practice doctorate is leadership in the field of nursing. Students will focus the advocacy, policy, economics, informatics, and evidence-based practice. A scholarly project is required.

A total of 1,000 clinical hours is required for the DNP. Students may subtract the number of hours completed in their MSN program from the total.