Nursing and Health Professions
Nursing Simulation Labs
Immaculata’s eight simulation labs help nursing students practice clinical and communication skills and master nursing interventions in a safe environment. You will learn to operate industry-standard equipment, administer medication, check vital signs and assess patients’ health. You will participate in realistic clinical scenarios with simulation mannequins, including a mother and baby for practicing obstetric and pediatric nursing. You will also interact with live actors serving as standardized patients.
In the non-judgmental, safe space of the labs, you will have opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors if you need additional assistance. You will hone your skills with hands-on learning and gain confidence in your abilities.
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.
You will gain clinical experiences through clinical rotations that provide hands-on experiences in a variety of nursing specialties including medical-surgical; long-term and hospice care; gerontology; intensive care; pediatrics; maternity care; emergency care; psychiatric care; rehabilitation; community health; and drug and alcohol detoxification.
Immaculata’s faculty teach a holistic approach to nursing practice. The faculty believe that nursing is an art and a science that cares for patients as whole persons—composed of mind, body and spirit. Immaculata nurses help patients to promote, restore and maintain their health, and to die in comfort and with dignity.
Students Participate in Mass Casualty Simulation to Practice Lifesaving Skills
Staged as a four-car collision with multiple casualties, a simulated accident scene helped Immaculata students practice their life-saving skills during realistic chaos.
Where Can I Work?
As a nurse, you will have diverse employment opportunities in settings such as hospitals, physician’s offices, home health care services, long-term care facilities, schools, correctional facilities, and the military.
Our graduates work in many different units such as pediatric, neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, and critical care. They have been hired at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health, Christiana Care Health System, and Chester County, Paoli, Chestnut Hill and Lehigh Valley hospitals. They have also entered residency programs with Yale New Haven Hospital and Capital Health.
The nursing classes are small and the professors are dedicated to each and every student. The clinical rotations help you connect what you are learning in the classroom to real-life scenarios, and they provide great hands-on nursing experience. My class utilized an online tool to prepare for the NCLEX that assigns a coach who monitors your progress and will let you know when you are ready to take the exam. It made taking the NCLEX a little less stressful.
Just the Facts
NCLEX-RN® pass rate for 2021-2022
of 2022 graduates who passed the NCLEX have jobs as nurses
Promoting Resilience in Nursing Students
Immaculata’s nursing faculty support students and prepare them for future challenges.
Nursing is a high-stress profession, so IU’s nursing professors help students build resilience through strong relationships and self-care practices.
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