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2 Nursing The need for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level has never been greater and Clarke grads are taking advantage of the demand. Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19 percent from 2012 to 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clarke nursing graduates are especially in high demand because the best nurses are compassionate and want to care for others. That fits in with Clarke s mission to provide a caring, learning community committed to excellence in education. One professional nurse recently said the following about Clarke nursing students: Our only recommendation is that you send us more Clarke students to hire. They are the best-prepared students we have hired. the clarke advantage Clarke nursing students and faculty have received numerous awards at the Iowa Association of Nursing Students convention, including: Outstanding Nursing Instructor of the Year Outstanding Nursing Student of the Year Outstanding Advisor of the Year 90 percent of employers rate Clarke nursing students higher than graduates from other nursing schools. hands-on Nursing students have three years of hands-on clinical experience. During their junior year, students have the opportunity to work in specialized clinical settings, including operating rooms, emergency rooms, diabetic and dialysis centers, cardiac catheter labs, cardiac rehabilitation and oncology. The Clarke Nursing Department has clinical agency contacts with about 200 health-care providers, offering a variety of educational possibilities. Nursing students complete a clinical internship in their senior year to include a minimum of 120 hours in a one-on-one contract with a nurse. Clarke students are in leadership positions with the Iowa State Board of Nursing and the National Student Nurse Association Board. The Clarke Nursing Department has an active student nursing association with the Clarke Association of Nursing Students. Students have the opportunity to work with several area health care organizations: UnityPoint Health/Finley Hospital Mercy Medical Center Hospice of Dubuque Regional Cancer Centers Many students continue their education at Clarke through one of two doctorate programs. classroom Students in the bachelor s degree nursing program at Clarke are given access to the ATI prep test from their sophomore year and the result is high NCLEX pass rates for Clarke students. No more than 8 students are allowed in each clinical group, allowing for excellent one-on-one instruction. Clarke faculty members Ann Weltin and Carmen Wycoff presented at two major national meetings on a new form of clinical evaluation Objective Structured Clinical Examination. The Clarke University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program is approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One DuPont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, D.C., , (202)

3 91 10-table Cadaver Lab Clarke University is one of the few liberal arts institutions of our size in the country to have a 10-table cadaver lab. This medical school-quality gross anatomy lab gives Clarke students an opportunity to learn with the best resources. Having 10 cadavers in the lab increases the probability of finding interesting surgical procedures and observing anomalies, which enhance learning opportunities. What s even more impressive is that this lab is used by undergraduate students as well as graduate students. This means you won t just hear about the advantages of having this facility on campus, you will directly benefit from the experiences held in this remarkable lab. In 2012, 100 percent of Clarke nursing students passed their boards. In the last two years, despite the fact that the test became more rigorous, 91 percent of Clarke nursing students passed the boards. The majority of faculty members have doctorates, and they have served as nurse practitioners and nurse educators. In a very competitive process, more than 50 percent of Clarke students are selected to do externships between their junior and senior years. service learning Students have taken service learning trips to other countries under the direction of instructors to learn about health care and education outside of the U.S. Some examples: 13 students and 3 instructors traveled to Nassau Bahamas and visited the College of Bahamas School of Nursing, a hospital, orphanages, emergency hostels, clinics and public health offices. Students went on service learning trips to Ecuador and Haiti. Students are expected to take part in service learning. In addition, each nursing class adopts a family for the holidays, providing full meals for Easter dinners and providing meals and gifts for Christmas. Graduates of Clarke s nursing program are in high demand in: Emergency Rooms Physicians Offices Obstetrics Community Health Centers Rural Settings Health Insurance Companies Care Management $65,470 The median annual wage for registered nurses was $65,470 in May 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4 Athletic training Athletic trainers play a significant role in the management, prevention, recognition and rehabilitation of injured athletes. Under the supervision of a licensed physician, athletic trainers administer immediate emergency and follow-up care. They develop athletic injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation programs using their knowledge of biomechanics, anatomy and pathology. Clarke s athletic training program has a strong liberal arts component, which helps students develop an understanding and appreciation of the many dimensions of humans structural, functional, psychological, emotional and spiritual. Along with the necessary professional skills, Clarke s athletic training program emphasizes the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The athletic training program faculty believes that this is the strongest preparation for a career as a competent practitioner in today s evolving healthcare environment. the clarke advantage Clarke University is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs, and does not endorse the internship route to certification. Clarke athletic training students complete clinical rotations with area high school and college teams, as well as with physicians and health services offices. Athletic training students work closely with area physicians they go to their offices, go on rotations, and work in clinical settings. The athletic training department is a separate entity, but it works closely with the physical therapy, nursing and social work departments at Clarke. 100 Since 2009, Clarke athletic training students have had a board pass rate of nearly 100 percent. For those who want to do it all, be a part of it all, the Clarke Athletic Training Department makes allowances. You can participate in a sport while in the program, which isn t always possible at other schools. Clarke has a very active student organization the Clarke Athletic Training Society (CATS). Last year, all Clarke athletic training students had a job or were in graduate school by August. Clarke athletic training students are expected to demonstrate: safe and effective clinical prevention, recognition, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and return to participation principles and skills. cultural competence through behaviors, attitudes and skills. sensitivity to the person. treatment of the whole person. treatment of each individual with fairness and respect. effective interpersonal communication skills. professional presence. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the athletic training workforce will grow 19 percent through $42,090 In May 2012, the median annual wage for athletic trainers was $42,090.

5 our Alumni nursing Megan Webber Nursing 08; Master s in Nursing 13 Megan was hired into the Nurse Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison right after graduating from Clarke in She has worked as a staff nurse for over five years in general surgery and trauma. After getting her master s from Clarke in 2013, she was offered a new position at UW as a nursing education specialist. As an undergrad in Clarke s nursing program, I felt I was as prepared for the real world of nursing as I could be. Having three years of clinicals and the senior preceptorship, where I was paired with an ICU nurse at Mercy, was extremely beneficial and are opportunities that are not available at all schools of nursing. I made some close friends and still try to keep in touch with the faculty that was there six years ago. athletic training Andrew Accacian Athletic Training 08; Minors in Biology and History In 2010, Andrew completed his Master s of Science in Exercise Science at Syracuse University. There he served as graduate assistant athletic trainer providing athletic training services for football and assisting with all other intercollegiate sports. He is currently the assistant athletic trainer at the University of Dubuque providing athletic training services to all sports. Clarke provided me an excellent environment to not only grow and develop as a professional but also as a person. The individual attention I received from the professors within the Athletic Training department was unparalleled. In addition, I was provided the opportunity to interact with a variety of athletic trainers within the Dubuque community, in various settings.

6 THE NEXT STEP BEGIN YOUR IMPACT NOW. Learn more about Nursing or Athletic training at or call the admissions office. Contact CLARKE Admissions Office 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque, Iowa (800) (563) (563) (fax) 10% JULY 2014

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