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) program provides Bachelor’s and/or Master's degree-prepared nurses with expanded knowledge and expertise to provide leadership in an evidence-based practice environment as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Clarkson College offers two program options: the DNP Post-Master’s option for APRNs and the DNP Post-Bachelor’s (BSN to DNP) option.
The Post-Master’s option is designed for Master’s degree-prepared nurse practitioners who are currently licensed and certified as it builds on the foundations of the advanced practice role. The BSN to DNP option builds on the basic nursing knowledge of Bachelor’s degree-prepared nurses and provides advanced knowledge and clinical skills to enter the advanced practice registered nurse role.
Beyond your specialty track courses, each student must complete 28 credits of core courses. The BSN to DNP program option currently offers specialized tracks in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Primary Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP). With each specialty option, the student is required to complete a minimum of 67 credit hours, which includes DNP core courses, specialty courses and required elective courses, as applicable. Students enrolled in the Post-Master’s program option must complete 28 credit hours of DNP core courses.
All students enrolled in the DNP program must complete required residency hours and an e-Portfolio. The purpose of residency requirements is to increase the student’s exposure to and involvement in doctoral-level nursing practice while demonstrating mastery of the essentials of doctoral education. All DNP graduates must have a culmination of 1,000 verified, post-baccalaureate clinical hours by graduation. A minimum of those cumulative hours must be dedicated to the residency and DNP scholarly project and must be completed by the end of the program. The number of hours a student obtains from their specialty clinical experiences will dictate the number of additional residency hours they must achieve before graduation.