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Nursing, B.S.N. (Pre-Licensure)

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, this College of Nursing and Health Professions 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.

In the 2022-23 school year, 97.92% of Immaculata University’s nursing students passed the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN®) the first time.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

“Immaculata University’s Nursing program helped me to develop the necessary skills, critical thinking, and nursing knowledge to begin my career as a B.S.N.-prepared registered nurse. An emphasis on simulation and clinical site learning provided me with hands-on experiences that not all nursing students have the opportunity to get. Classroom experiences included case studies and interactive learning to build critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. The professors' dedication to every student is evident. My professors worked with me and supported me every step of the way, even after I graduated and was preparing to take my NCLEX. My time in IU’s Nursing program taught me to nurse with confidence and compassion, and it has shaped who I am as a nurse."

Emily Cosgrove '21
Registered Nurse at Chester County Hospital

Why Nursing at Immaculata?
  • High NCLEX first-time pass rates with preparation support in senior year and after graduation
  • New simulation labs enhance clinical experience and student success
  • Internship support
  • Opportunities for student involvement
  • A strong foundation for graduate studies
Opportunities and Outcomes

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.

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.

Accreditation

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Immaculata University is accredited by the Commission on 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.

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Promoting Resilience

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.

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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.

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