Clarkson College and Iowa Western Community College sign articulation agreement to provide health science students pathways to advanced education

Omaha, Neb.: Clarkson College and Iowa Western Community College announce the signing of a new articulation agreement, providing students with a straightforward path to advance their education in health care science degree programs. Dr. Daniel Kinney, President of Iowa Western Community College, and Dr. Andreia Nebel, President of Clarkson College, will make the agreement official with a formal public signing ceremony on November 7, 2023.

“It is imperative that educators work together to decrease the cost of health care professional education by removing barriers to assist students directly into their next level of education,” stated Dr. Andreia Nebel, Clarkson College President. “This agreement puts us one step closer to helping solve the health care workforce shortage facing our communities. We are proud to partner with Iowa Western and look forward to working together to help students achieve their goals for many years to come.”

Iowa Western Community College students will move directly into a Clarkson College degree program. For example, a student will earn an Associate of Science degree from Iowa Western and will “articulate” or move straight into a Bachelor of Science degree program at Clarkson College ultimately simplifying the transition, saving students time, finances, and undo stress.

Dr. Daniel Kinney, Iowa Western Community College President said, “We are excited about this partnership with Clarkson College that will give our students an additional opportunity to further their education locally to the greater Council Bluffs area.”


Iowa Western Community College, located in Council Bluffs, was founded in 1967 and offers more than 80 programs of study in both Career and Technical Education, and in Liberal Arts. Nestled on 250 beautiful acres in Iowa’s Loess Hills, the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers students the amenities and atmosphere of a larger institution combined with the comforts and quiet of a smaller campus setting.

For 135 years, Clarkson College has continuously delivered on its mission to prepare students to professionally provide high quality, ethical and compassionate health care services. Clarkson College is a private, non-profit health care college in Omaha, Neb. offering certificate, associate, bachelor, and doctoral degree opportunities in the fields of Nursing, Healthcare Business, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Imaging Informatics, Community Health, Healthcare Education and Leadership, General Studies, Psychology and Professional Development. Clarkson College is nationally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).