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
- The breadth and depth of nursing
- 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 NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com.
For a complete list of the rankings, visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com.
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.