Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program was the first program ever offered at Clarkson College and remains our most sought-after degree today. The curriculum was designed to offer students a foundation of contemporary knowledge in science, humanities and related professional disciplines with coursework that emphasizes critical thinking, health and human functioning, client- and family-centered care for diverse populations, leadership development, and therapeutic nursing interventions.
Class sizes in the BSN program are kept to a minimum and are taught by instructors with extensive experience and credibility in the nursing field. Hands-on practice in our on-campus skills lab and simulation lab, as well as in a variety of hospitals, clinics and other public health care settings, begins within your first year in the program. While the majority of BSN courses are classroom-based, you also have the option to complete a portion of your coursework online.
As a graduate of the BSN program, you are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). After one year of professional practice as a registered nurse, you are able to enroll in the Clarkson College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program to further your education and prepared yourself for advance nursing roles.
BSN Program Earns Highest NCLEX Pass Rate in the State
Each year, thousands of nursing graduates across the nation complete the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become licensed nurses. In 2019, Clarkson College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates earned a 98 percent pass rate, the highest in the state of Nebraska.