Nursing (Pre-Licensure), B.S.N.
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, 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 93.10 percent. This rate far surpasses the state pass rate (91 percent) and the national pass rate (88.56 percent).

Why Nursing at Immaculata?

  • High NCLEX first-time pass rates with preparation support in senior year and after graduation
  • Simulation lab to enhance clinical experience and student success
  • Internship support
  • Opportunities for student involvement
  • Provides a strong foundation for graduate studies

Accreditation Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation Seal

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.

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.

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.

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, '17 B.S.N.

Registered Nurse, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Just the Facts

93.10%

NCLEX pass rate for 2017-2018

100%

Graduate Employment

2017 graduates

1:9

Student-to-Faculty ratio

#4

Rated as the number four BSN program in Pennsylvania for 2018

(College Factual)

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