Posted on: February 10, 2015
Bestcolleges.com ranked the Clarkson College RN to BSN program 19th in the nation on the basis of acceptance, retention, graduation and enrollment rates.
The website compared only accredited colleges and universities that offer flexible online program options, and most offer anytime-anywhere, knowledge-based learning to nursing students. Four-year schools included in the survey had to offer at least one fully online bachelor’s degree.
“The high caliber RN to BSN program Clarkson College offers demonstrates our commitment to quality nursing care for our community,” said Dean of Nursing Dr. Aubray Orduña. “Our outstanding faculty, the quality of the curricula, and the support students receive through one-on-one advising in the program attest to the fact that this program is in alignment with the College Mission and Values of caring, learning, commitment, integrity and excellence.”
The website noted the emphasis the Clarkson College RN to BSN program places on real-world scenarios and applications, so students are prepared to grow from the theoretical learning they undergo in online classrooms. Rolling admission, transfer credit allowance, class sizes of 25 students or fewer, and the usage and reliability of LearningStudio by 90 percent of Clarkson College students were also mentioned highlights.
Clarkson College undergoes an annual review process for all academic programs. The RN to BSN program utilizes that process and reviews professional trends, student feedback and accreditation standards to maintain its quality. “We continually evaluate and update the curriculum based on the feedback from industry leaders, as well as current research,” Dr. Orduña said. “Clarkson College graduates continue to serve as our best referral tools. They attest to the credibility of the program through their professional competency, integrity and excellence.”
Most students who already possess a current RN license are working full-time in their field. For that reason, many nursing programs—more than 400, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in 2013—are offering their curriculum entirely or in part online.
The methodology used by BestColleges.com and the data presented on its site is compiled using the most recent information from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), a resource maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). All IPEDS data is reported by individual institutions to the NCES during survey years.