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

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 Division of Nursing 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 2020-21 school year, the NCLEX-RN® first-time pass rate of Immaculata University’s nursing students was 88.89%, which is well above the national average of 83.22%.

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

Accreditation Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Seal

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.

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.

Opportunities

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.

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.

Ally Carmody, B.S.N.

Registered Nurse, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Just the Facts

88.89%

NCLEX-RN® pass rate for 2020-2021

100%

of 2021 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.

Learn more about the strenuous, sacred calling of being a nurse.

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