Clarkson College was founded as a training school for nurses by Bishop Robert H. Clarkson and his wife in 1884, andthe first class graduated two students in 1890. Online education was one of the primary changes made to degree program offerings in the late 1990’s, and now 90% of students enrolled at Clarkson College take at least one online course every semester. Today the school’s enrolls more than 1,100 students and it offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. Clarkson College has earned recognition on a national level by the U.S. News & World Report for its programs. Currently, the school ranks 92nd in student engagement and accreditation, and 62nd in student services and technology of the top online business programs.
Clarkson College offers a wide range of programs online and at its campus in Omaha, Neb. Approximately 90% of the students currently enrolled at Clarkson College take at least one online course each semester, benefitting from the reliable and flexible delivery system. Instructors are required to respond to students’ questions within 48 hours. Clarkson College provides online programs at several levels and in many areas related to health and medical studies. One notable program offered by the school is the RN to MSN program, which is designed to be completed partially online and guide the student from the undergraduate to the graduate level in an accelerated format. The RN to BSN program is a similar program that can be completed entirely online.
The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has accredited Clarkson College since 1984. Clarkson College also holds specialized accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, and the National Leauge for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
Undergraduate students applying to Clarkson College are required to submit an application, official transcripts from high school and previous colleges or universities, a typed two to three page essay, and ACT or SAT scores. Certain programs, such as the physical therapist assistant, practical nursing, and radiologic technology require supplemental materials in addition to the standard required documents. Graduate applicants are required to submit the same materials as undergraduates, including transcripts from previously attended institutions. Professional references and a current resume are also required.