What Makes Us Different
- Established in 1888.
- First-time National Board Examination pass rates consistently above the state and national averages.
- RN–BSN and RN–MSN programs offered 100 percent online with no clinical requirements.
- Wide variety of preceptor and clinical sites to offer real-world application of course content.
- Only college in the Omaha area to offer a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a specialization in Nurse Anesthesia.
- Smooth transfer process due to articulation and transfer agreements with area institutions.
- Access for students to our educational partner, Nebraska Medicine, one of the largest and most respected medical campuses in the region.
- Gateway to Success Minority Nursing Scholarship offered for the BSN program.
- Small classes with personalized attention.
- Fall, spring, and summer start dates are available (excluding Nurse Anesthesia program).
Undergraduate Nursing Program
Today's environment has a growing need for caring, well-educated nurses at all levels. The undergraduate Nursing program at Clarkson College is designed to provide you with the ethics, knowledge, options and opportunities to help you succeed as a health care professional.
Students who want to jump right in and gain the knowledge that leads to a rewarding nursing career will find that opportunity at Clarkson College.
With an average student to faculty ratio of 25-1, we ensure you’ll receive a personable, interactive education both in the classroom and throughout your hands-on training at local clinical sites.
Graduate Nursing Program
As a Clarkson College Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, you can look forward to a first-rate educational experience to prepare you to be the best in the nursing field.
Our MSN program offers an exceptional combination of personal attention and flexibility. All program options can be completed online with the exception of the Nurse Anesthesia option. Nurse Practitioner students must also complete minimal on-campus visits for competency validations.
All of our program options offer challenging curriculum focused on practical, real-world application of the course content. On-campus students visit some of the most state-of-the art, well-respected preceptor and clinical sites in the area, and online students have the freedom to select where to complete their hands-on practice.
Our well-qualified and knowledgeable faculty impart not only information, but also the understanding and skills to apply what you learn in a real-world setting. Your online nursing education also comes with our helpful and respected student support services, including an e-library and a wide variety of guest speakers from among today's and tomorrow's health care leaders.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) course of study is targeted to individuals with a Master's degree in Nursing who are advanced practice registered nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwifes or nurse anesthetists.
Offered online, the program prepares DNP graduates to provide the most advanced level of nursing care for individuals and communities, including the direct care of individual patients, management of care for individuals and populations, administration of nursing systems and the development and implementation of health policy. The course sequence focuses heavily on practice that is innovative and evidenced-based, reflecting the application of credible research findings.
The DNP program is 39 credits in length and is completed on a full-time basis. It is expected that students completing the program will attain a minimum of 1,000 clinical hours, which includes incorporation of up to 695 clinical hours from a Master's degree program.
The final requirement of the DNP program consists of a rigorous dissertation and residency experience that demonstrates your ability to translate scientific research into evidence-based, client-centered health care practice.