You've discovered your calling. Now, you're ready for the next step. You're ready to learn, experience and prepare for a field where helping others is your everyday avocation. The Nursing program at Clarkson College is committed to guiding students as they develop into the compassionate, skilled nurses today's health care environment needs. As a graduate of our comprehensive, high quality program, you will be on a path to a successful and rewarding nursing career.
Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of today's health care industry. We will challenge your critical thinking skills and provide you with various hands-on learning experience in our 12-bed nursing skills lab and high-fidelity simulation lab. Through our partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center, we ensure that your coursework and personalized, hands-on training and clinical experience will help you develop into a first-rate candidate for a nursing career.
As one of the top Nursing programs in the region, Clarkson College has partnered with Nebraska Health System to train generations of remarkable nurses.
Both organizations are particularly committed to expanding opportunities for minority students, which is why the Gateway to Success Minority Nursing Scholarship has been generously funded by Clarkson Regional Health Services and The Nebraska Medical Center to support a select number of worthy minority students each year. Each scholarship is worth $10,000 per academic year and is awarded for four years, provided recipients continue to meet the requirements. Each scholarship includes a summer work internship at The Nebraska Medical Center, which provides $5,000 in additional funds.
Many BSN graduates continue to pursue advancement through the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, which is offered on campus or through online education.
MSN graduates can also continue to earn Post-Master's certificates in Nursing, including options as an Adult–Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education or Nursing Health Care Leadership. Once you successfully complete one of the Nurse Practitioner programs, you will be ready to practice in a real health care setting and will be eligible to sit for Nurse Practitioner certification examinations.
Upon graduating from the BSN program, you will demonstrate the ability to practice nursing as the human science of caring. In addition, you will be able to do the following:
Upon graduation, you will be prepared to practice in a variety of settings, both independently and collaboratively with colleagues in other disciplines. As a graduate from the BSN program, you will have a solid preparation for graduate studies in nursing and are encouraged to pursue graduate education as one means of lifelong learning.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree graduates are also eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurses.