Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Redefine compassionate, ethical, innovative patient care.

Nurses are on the front lines of direct patient care, while also playing a critical role in advancing the nation's healthcare system from hospitals to community health centers and from the bedside to the boardroom. As a nursing student at Emmanuel, you will develop your personal philosophy of nursing to inform and enhance a compassionate, responsible, ethical practice that appreciates the diversity of human experiences. Through intellectual curiosity and academic excellence, you will develop as a well-rounded, in-demand nursing professional who thinks critically, communicates effectively and better understands the cultural, social, economic and political factors that affect patient beliefs and behaviors. 

Emmanuel has been a leader in nursing education for over 40 years, offering a Master of Science in Nursing program as well as an RN to BSN online. For information regarding Emmanuel College's nursing application requirements, please click here

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Emmanuel College are accredited by:

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
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Sample Four-Year Curriculum Sample for a B.S. in Nursing


First Semester

  • ENGL      First-Year Writing   (4)
  • NURS      Seminar I   (1)
     (includes studying, test taking, transition to college, strategies for success, and caring)
  • Bio 2113  Nutrition   (4)
  • PYSCH    Psychology   (4)
  • BIOL        Anatomy & Physiology I   (4)

Total Credits: 17

Second Semster

  • CHEM      Chemistry   (4)
  • SOC          Behavioral/Social Science   (4)
  • THRS       Theology and Religious Studies   (4)
  • BIOL        Anatomy & Physiology II   (4)

Total Credits: 16


Third Semester

  • BIOL        Microbiology   (4)
  • PSYCH    Lifespan Growth & Development   (4)
  • NURS      History & Theory in Nursing/Service (Intermediate Seminar)   (1)
  • MATH     Statistics   (4)
  •                  Core Requirement   (4)

Total Credits: 17

Fourth Semester

  • NURS       Pathophysiology   (4)
  • NURS       Health Assessment   (4)
  • NURS       Pharmacology   (4)
  • NURS       Intro to Nursing (Clinical)   (6)

Total Credits: 18


Fifth Semester

  • NURS       Adult Health I (Clinical)   (8)
  • NURS       Nursing Research   (4)
  • PHIL         Nursing Legal, Ethical and Health Policy   (4)

Total Credits: 16

Sixth Semester

  • NURS       Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)   (6)
  • NURS       Adult Health II (Clinical)  (6)
  • NURS       Seminar - Interprofessional/Communication/Death & Dying   (1)
  • NURS       Culture and Diversity in Health Care (Social Analysis, Travel Trip)   (4)

Total Credits: 17


Seventh Semester

  • NURS       Maternity & Women's Health/Peds (Clinical)   (6)
  • NURS       Nursing in the Community (Clinical)   (6)
  •                    Core Requirement   (4)

Total Credits: 16

Eighth Semester

  • NURS       Nursing Synthesis & Capstone    (8)
                      1:1 clinical practicum in practice (Clinical) (110 hours)
  • NURS       Leadership & Professional Practice (Delegation)   (1)
  • NURS       Transition to Practice (Seminar)   (4)
  •                    Core Requirement   (4)

Total Credits: 17

Overall Total Credits: 134


Learning Goals & Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  1. Expand a personal philosophy of nursing through reflection on the Catholic intellectual tradition to effect positive outcomes for care-recipients within the context of their environments.
  2. Assume accountability for evidence and knowledge-based nursing practice and responsibility for involvement as a citizen knowledgeable in inter-professional health care systems.
  3. Practice as a professional nurse whose care-giving activities reflect the analysis of theoretical knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, nursing and evidence-based practice.
  4. Integrate into the culture of nursing the concepts of caring that foster a relationship between caregiver and care-recipient that results in the achievement of mutually agreed upon outcomes on the health/illness continuum.

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