Degree Awarded:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Length of Program:
8 semesters (full-time) Part-time option available

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester: Nov. 30 & May 1, Jan. 15 & March 1
Spring Semester: Rolling Admissions
Summer Semester: Jan. 15
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First-time board pass rates (BSN NCLEX exam)

Degree Overview

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 degree 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 degree 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 prepare yourself for advance nursing roles.

Admissions Requirements for a BSN Degree 

Clarkson College accepts students into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program beginning in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Applicants must first meet all basic admissions criteria for Clarkson College to have your file reviewed by the committee:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA for math and science courses.
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How we prepare
the best

  • No prerequisites required
  • Ability to start nursing courses your first year in the program
  • Nursing coursework offered every semester, including summer
  • Early hands on experience in labs on campus and in clinical
  • Small class sizes
  • Board pass rates consistently above state and national average

Curriculum plan of required courses for BSN: Traditional Option

Total Semester Hours - 121

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Find out more information about costs, tuition, and fees.


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Undergraduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour

Cost per Semester
$8,202 - Full-time (12 hrs)
$4,101 - Part-time (6 hrs)

Undergraduate Tuition$671 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Enrollment Fee for first time students $150/ each
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $140/ student
IDI Cultural Assessment Fee $40/ student
Lab Fee - General Education $40/ class
Lab Fee (BSN, RT, PTA) $30/ class
NRS 126 - Nursing uniform, pen light, stethoscope, protective equipment $230-360/ student
ATI Testing Fees - (NS 125, NS 233, NS 254, NS 340, NS 342, NS355, NS359, NS 467, NS 468) $415/ class
Nursing - Iowa Sing – (NRS 126, NRS 359) $15/ each
RN NCLEX Exam $200/ student
RN Licensure (NE) $123/ student
NRS 333- MyCE Clinical Onboarding $40/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

$63,568, 2019

Job Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. 
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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