I want students to enjoy the process of learning. We too many times focus on outcomes and objectives instead of the journey toward understanding.
For Clarke University nursing school students, nursing is not just a career — it’s a passion, a gift, and an adventure, all rolled into one. The need for highly qualified nurses prepared via nursing school at the baccalaureate level (BSN degree) has never been greater. Clarke nursing school graduates with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) are in especially high demand because our undergraduate nursing program focuses on science, hands-on learning, and compassion for the care of others. The nursing school at Clarke is consistently one of the best in Iowa due to our holistic approach to nursing and patient care, as well as our preparation of nursing students for real-world physician, hospital, and clinic working environments. Clarke nursing students gain three full years of hands-on clinical experiences during the program. In our new state-of-the-art simulation lab, nursing students are able to earn critical experience in a real-life setting. Clarke nursing students work with a 10-table, medical school-quality cadaver lab that gives them an opportunity to learn with the best resources. First-year students are exposed to various nursing specialties and learn how a nurse provides basic everyday skills through hands-on experience with a high fidelity simulator.
Clarke nursing school study abroad program
In addition, Clarke nursing students have taken service-learning trips to Peru, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic to learn about health care and education outside of the United States. These travel abroad experiences are pivotal for a nursing major because they frame a more well-rounded outlook. Nursing students learn to care for individuals in many different circumstances coming from diverse demographics. Not only are Clarke’s nursing students able to function in a local hospital, but they are also able to take on new and unexpected situations because of the far reach of Clarke’s BSN degree.
Achieve your nursing goals
Whether you are driven to earn an RN, BSN, or wish to specialize your focus in an area such as nurse practitioner, Clarke University will help you achieve your nursing education goals. Our nursing school graduates are in high demand across the country in health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, sub-acute, long-term and outpatient care facilities, and community health agencies. If you have a passion for nursing and caring for others and a drive to succeed, consider taking a trip to beautiful Dubuque, Iowa, and pay our campus a visit.
“Our only recommendation is that you send us more Clarke nursing graduates. They are the best-prepared nurses we have hired and are able to step into the position ahead of the rest because of their hands-on experience in real hospital settings.”
– Professional nurse from Mercy Medical Center