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.

Sample Four-Year Curriculum Sample for a B.S. in Nursing*


YEAR ONE

First Semester

  • ENGL      First-Year Writing 
  • NURS      Seminar I
  • BIOL        Nutrition 
  • PYSCH    Psychology 
  • BIOL        Anatomy & Physiology 

Second Semster

  • CHEM      Chemistry 
  • SOC          Behavioral/Social Science 
  • THRS       Theology & Religious Studies
  • BIOL        Anatomy & Physiology I

YEAR TWO

Third Semester

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

Fourth Semester

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

YEAR THREE

Fifth Semester

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

Sixth Semester

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

YEAR FOUR

Seventh Semester

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

Eighth Semester

  • NURS       Nursing Synthesis & Capstone (1:1 clinical practicum, 110 hours)
  • NURS       Leadership & Professional Practice (Delegation)
  • NURS       Transition to Practice (Seminar) 
  •                   Core Requirement 

* Sample curriculum pending final approval

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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