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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The Baccalaureate Science in Nursing Program has Initial Approval by the Board of Registration in Nursing - Bureau of Health Professions Licensure Department of Public Health.

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Requirements for B.S. in Nursing

  • NURS1000 Nursing Seminar I
  • NURS2000 Nursing Seminar II: History and Theory in Nursing/Service
  • NURS2100 Pathophysiology
  • NURS2200 Health Assessment
  • NURS2300 Pharmacology
  • NURS2400 Intro to Nursing (Clinical)
  • NURS3000 Nursing Seminar III: End of Life 
  • NURS3100 Adult Health I (Clinical)
  • NURS3200 Nursing Research
  • NURS3300 Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)
  • NURS3400 Adult Health II (Clinical)
  • NURS3700 Nursing in the Community (Clinical)
  • NURS3800 Maternity and Women's Health/Peds (Clinical)
  • NURS4000 Nursing Seminar IV: Leadership and Professional Practice
  • NURS4400 Transition to Practice
  • NURS4500 Nursing Synthesis & Capstone (Clinical)

Other required courses:

  • BIOL1215 Introduction to Nutrition (SI) (NS)
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA) (SS)
  • BIOL1919 Anatomy and Physiology I for Nursing Professionals w/lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • PSYCH2503 Lifespan Growth and Development
  • SOC1101 Introduction to Sociology (SA) (SS) 
  • BIOL1920 Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing Professionals w/lab (SI-L) (NSL)
  • MATH1117 Introduction to Statistics (QA) (QR) 
  • CHEM1109 Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals (SI) (NS)
  • BIO2019 Microbiology
  • PHIL3020 Nursing Legal, Ethical and Health Policy
  • NURS3600 Culture and Diversity in Health Care (DM)

Sample BSN Four-Year Plan



  • ENG1103       Introduction to Academic Writing
  • NURS1000    Nursing Seminar 1
  • BIOL1215      Introduction to Nutrition
  • PSYCH1501  General Psychololgy
  • BIOL1919     Anatomy & Physiology I for Nursing Professionals


  • CHEM1109   Introduction to Chemistry for Health Professionals
  • SOC1101       Introduction to Sociology
  • BIOL1920     Anatomy & Physiology II for Nursing Professionals
  • Any Core Requirement (RCT)



  • BIOL2019      Microbiology
  • PSYCH2503  Lifespan Growth & Development
  • NURS2000    History & Theory in Nursing/Service (Seminar)
  • MATH1117    Introduction to Statistics
  • Any Core Requirement


  • NURS2100   Pathophysiology
  • NURS2200   Health Assessment
  • NURS2300   Pharmacology
  • NURS2400   Intro to Nursing (Clinical)



  • NURS3100   Adult Health I (Clinical)
  • NURS3200   Nursing Research
  • PHIL3020     Nursing Legal, Ethical and Health Policy


  • NURS3300   Mental Health Nursing (Clinical)
  • NURS3400   Adult Health II (Clinical)
  • NURS3000   Nursing Seminar III: End of Life
  • NURS3600   Culture and Diversity in Health Care (Travel)



  • NURS3800    Maternity and Women's Health/Pediatrics (Clinical)
  • NURS3700    Nursing in the Community (Clinical)
  • Any Core Requirement


  • NURS4000   Seminar IV: Leadership and Professional Practice
  • NURS4400   Transition to Practice
  • NURS4500   Nursing Synthesis and Capstone (Clinical)
  • Any Core Requirement

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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