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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Online RN to BSN Nursing Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

If you are currently a registered nurse and you are ready to continue your education, we are here to help. Our 100% online RN to BSN degree program shares new ways to provide top-quality care, while nurturing your own career and adding to your network of professional opportunities in the process.

This completely online program features courses designed to help you develop career-relevant skills. You’ll enhance your critical thinking and clinical judgment through immersion in the latest evidence-based care while managing health care resources and building your personal leadership skills.

Start dates for Clarke’s RN to BSN program begin every eight weeks: August, October, January, March, and June.

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Program Details

  • 100% online RN to BSN program
  • Flexibility to work around your schedule
  • Ability to transfer up to 95 credit hours
  • Affordable program
  • Credit awarded for experience
  • Convenient clinical locations
  • Learn communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills

Iowa Articulation Plan for Nursing Education: RN to Baccalaureate, Clarke offers advanced placement to RNs interested in returning to college for a baccalaureate degree. The program is designed to grant academic credit for previous education and experience. With guidance from the articulation coordinator, the student selects the articulation option most appropriate for his/her situation and receives 31 semester hours.

Classes You’ll Take

Admission to Clarke University

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Apply to Clarke today to begin your journey.

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Meet Our Faculty

When our graduates speak about the Clarke moments that helped shape them, there’s always a professor in the story. That’s because being a faculty member at Clarke University requires a deep passion for educating, encouraging, and empowering students. Here, your professors will know you by your first name. They will push you to develop your full potential, and then they’ll ask for more. And, they’ll be right there to congratulate you when you exceed even your own expectations. Often, it’s a relationship that lasts a lifetime.

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Molly Kuhle, Ph.D.

Molly Kuhle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Nursing

I want students to enjoy the process of learning. We too many times focus on outcomes and objectives instead of the journey toward understanding.

Keith Tackett, MSN

Keith Tackett, MSN

Instructor of Nursing and Health

I provide students with a positive atmosphere where they gain an improved comfort level and confidence in caring for patients in the medical/surgical clinical setting.

Kristin Tiernan, MSN

I hope that I help my students develop or expound on their passion for nursing. I want them to feel and see what an impact they will have on their patients.

Lisa Rettenmeier, EdD

Lisa Rettenmeier, EdD

Associate Professor of Nursing

I believe that it is imperative that we utilize strong leadership characteristics as nurses, to care for individuals who cannot care for themselves. Nursing is about caring for the whole person, the body, mind, and spirit.

Patricia Pearce, Ph.D.

Patricia Pearce, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Professor of Nursing

Education is a transformational experience and students are my colleagues in that experience, joining in new adventures and setting the stage for lifelong learning and service to others.

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There’s more to college than going to class.

The Classroom and Beyond

But don’t take our word for it…

Our Students & Alumni

Jodi Mulert

Jodi Mulert

Nursing ‘15

Clarke’s RN-BSN program was a perfect fit for me. The online support network with my peers and professors was crucial in my personal and profession growth. The flexibility allowed me to continue to work full-time, as well.

19 %
Job growth

Percent that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Median salary

The median annual wage for registered nurses in May 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

100 %
Job placement

Percent of BSN graduates who are employed upon graduation.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing  at Clarke University is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Clarke University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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