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Clarke Nursing Program Ranked in Top 9% Nationally

August 9, 2016: The Clarke University Nursing Department’s program ranked in the top 9% of more than 3,200 institutions reviewed nationwide in the first-ever ranking by the Nursing Schools Almanac.

Clarke’s Nursing Department ranked No. 27 in the Plains area, one of the seven U.S. regions ranked by the Almanac.

“At Clarke, we are honored to contribute to meeting society’s increasing need for a highly educated, diverse nursing workforce, whether at the Bachelor of Science in Nursing or the Doctor of Nursing Practice level,” said Jan Lee, professor and chair of the Clarke Nursing Department.

The Nursing Schools Almanac collected data on more than 3,200 schools and evaluated each school on three criteria:

  • The institution’s academic prestige and perceived value.
  • The breadth and depth of nursing programs offered.
  • Student success, particularly on the NCLEX national licensure exam.

The Almanac then combined these assessments into an overall score and ranked the schools accordingly.

“We provide the Web's most comprehensive and analytical resource for aspiring nurses to select their future nursing school,” said Christopher McMillen, editor-in-chief of

For a complete list of the rankings, visit

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.



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