Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Immaculata's B.S.N. program prepares students academically, socially, and spiritually to practice within today's complex health care systems. Building on the liberal arts and sciences, the program prepares students to care for patients at all stages of life, from birth and childhood through adulthood and into the later phases of life.
We offer more than a traditional nursing program. As a Catholic university, we incorporate strong values into our program, providing an environment that reinforces a sense of ethics, justice, and peace. You will leave the program with a strong sense of professional accountability and responsibility and openness to life-long learning. You will become part of a learning community that will assist you in becoming a leader in health care.
As part of the B.S.N. program, you will apply theory and practice your skills through working in a nursing simulation lab and participating in clinical experiences. The simulation lab replicates clinical events in a realistic setting, allowing you to problem solve and "think on your feet" in critical situations.
- Promoting the health and welfare of all people
- Integrating evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care
- Recognizing the impact of cultural forces, particularly the social, economic, and political aspects, on the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods and the global community
- Using inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
- Using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
Clinical rotations provide hands-on experiences in a variety of nursing specialties:
- Long-term and hospice care
- Intensive care
- Maternity care
- Emergency care
- Psychiatric care
- Community health
- Drug and alcohol detoxification
In order to complete your clinical experiences, you will need to undergo drug screening, a criminal background check, and a child abuse clearance, along with any other requirements specified by the clinical agency. A nursing faculty member or a clinical preceptor will provide direct, on-site supervision for all clinical experiences.
If you enter your clinical rotations prior to the second semester of your sophomore year, you are required to have a number of background clearances and medical clearances. The Division of Nursing uses CertifiedBackground.com to manage this important component of clinical placements. Please see the Certified Profile information sheet for further information.
For more information, see the B.S.N. Student Handbook.
In fall 2011, the bachelor’s degree in nursing was granted 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
The program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
Students who complete the program will be able to:
- Demonstrate a holistic perspective in all areas of professional practice
- Value the dignity of self and others in professional practice by seeking truth, acting justly, and fostering peace
- Exhibit professional values based on ethical, legal, and moral standards for professional nursing practice
- Act as a change agent to promote the health and welfare of all people
- Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives, and patient preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes of care
- Identify the impact of cultural forces, particularly their social, economic, and political aspects, on the health of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the global community
- Employ inter- and intra-professional communication and collaborative skills to deliver safe, evidence-based, patient-centered care
- Exhibit skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices that support safe nursing practice
- Apply teaching-learning principles in promoting health
- Evidence an awareness of and interest in lifelong learning
Apply now - the priority deadline is January 30. Since admission to the nursing program is competitive, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.
If you would like to major in nursing, you will need to submit the following materials.
- An application to Immaculata University
- High school transcript with a GPA in the general range of 3.0, with selected courses to include three years of math, including algebra, and three sciences, two with a lab, one of which must be chemistry.
- Acceptable SAT/ACT scores. If test scores are more than five years old, an entrance test will be required.
- Two letters of recommendation. Letters should be from teachers, counselors, employers, coaches, etc.
- Essay on why you would like to pursue a career in nursing
Please send your materials to:
Immaculata University Office of Admission
1145 King Road
P.O. Box 642
Immaculata, PA. 19345
Freshman nursing students may only start in the fall term.
Transfer students must submit a transcript from previous college(s) documenting successful completion of at least 12 credits at an accredited institution. College GPA must be generally in the area of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum of a C+ in any required science course if applicable. Please see the full admission requirements for transfer students.