It takes more than just skill to become a nurse. Immaculata’s B.S.N. program prepares you 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.
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.
This learning community contributed to the recent high NCLEX pass rate of 96.7 percent. This rate far surpasses the state pass rate (91 percent) and the national pass rate (86.9 percent).
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.
Where Can I Work
Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median salary for nurses is $68,450.
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.
CCNE accredited in fall 2011, the bachelor’s degree in nursing was granted 10-year re-accreditation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (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.