My teaching philosophy is grounded within my background in clinical practice and the concept of caring. I believe that the relationships we form are expressed through concern for the welfare of others.
The need for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level has never been greater. Clarke nursing graduates are in especially high demand because the best nurses are compassionate and want to care for others. That fits in with our mission to provide a caring, learning community committed to excellence in education. One professional nurse recently said about our nursing students: “Our only recommendation is that you send us more Clarke students. They are the best-prepared students we have hired.” Our graduates are in high demand in health maintenance organizations, hospitals, clinics, sub-acute, long-term and outpatient care facilities, and community health agencies.
The nursing curriculum emphasizes caring as the integrating concept in promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of communities, families, and individuals across the lifespan. You’ll be guided by faculty mentors who are excellent teachers with both educational preparation and practical experience in the major areas of nursing. You’ll have three years of hands-on clinical experience, including operating rooms, emergency rooms, diabetic and dialysis centers, cardiac catheter labs, cardiac rehabilitation, and oncology. No more than eight students are allowed in each clinical group, allowing for excellent one-on-one instruction. You’ll learn procedures and clinical decision-making skills through high-fidelity simulations and clinical practice.
Employment: Ninety percent of Clarke BSN graduates have job offers prior to graduation.
RN Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RNR) Pass Rates: For the May 2017 BSN graduating class, of those who tested in the first six months after graduation, the pass rate was 88%. The overall pass rate for the 2017 graduating class was 96%.
Admission to Clarke University
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Program in Pictures
I want students to enjoy the process of learning. We too many times focus on outcomes and objectives instead of the journey toward understanding.
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.
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.
I want to provide a partnership between the learner and the teacher in each class that brings challenges, knowledge, and enjoyment to my teaching environment.
The Classroom and Beyond
Our Students & Alumni
It was so exciting being fit for scrubs! I plan to be a pediatric nurse. I love working with children.
My Clarke experience was amazing. I was selected for a competitive externship at Mayo Clinic working in hematology/oncology the summer of my junior year. After that, I was subsequently offered a job there before I even graduated!
Percent that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Percent employers rate Clarke nursing students higher than graduates from other nursing schools.
All senior nursing students provide community health services to vulnerable populations in the Dubuque area.