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College of Nursing and Health Professions

Our Newest College: Dedicated to career-focused health care education

Helping health care employers meet increasing demand

Dedicated to helping employers meet the increasing demand for health care professionals, Immaculata University’s newly formed College of Nursing and Health Professions builds upon Immaculata’s 90+ years of health care education experience to provide experiential learning to today’s outcome-oriented, cost-conscious students. Immaculata has prepared thousands of nursing and health care professionals to serve patients with compassion and competence.

High job growth, high wages

According to federal data, health care practitioners earn nearly $30,000 more per year than the median annual wage, and the health care industry is projected to add about 2 million jobs over the next decade. You will receive a strong humanities and sciences education to prepare you for a satisfying career with plentiful job prospects.

Top-notch labs and learning facilities

You will have access to modern learning facilities, including the new Parsons Science Pavilion and labs for nursing simulation, biology and chemistry, anatomy and physiology, foods and nutrition, exercise science and athletic training. You can use advanced technical and educational tools, including the Anatomage Table, an advanced 3-D anatomy visualization system used by leading medical schools, which will help you gain detailed knowledge of bodily structures and systems.

Career-focused clinical specialty concentrations include:

  • Cardiac Sonography
  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Respiratory Therapy Technician
  • Radiology Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Vascular Sonography

Athletic trainers can help prevent injuries and reduce health care costs, so demand for athletic trainers is expected to increase significantly because their skills can be employed in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Schools
  • Professional sports
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Military

Our programs prepare you for careers in:

  • fitness and wellness
  • personal training
  • strength and conditioning
  • athletic training
  • occupational and physical therapy
  • physician assistant
  • and more

Medical and health care management professionals can pursue careers in:

  • medical practice management
  • health care administration
  • health care supply
  • pharmaceuticals
  • health insurance
  • health care policy
  • and more

A degree in nutrition and dietetics prepares you for a variety of career opportunities including:

  • community nutrition
  • sports nutrition counseling
  • fitness and wellness centers
  • schools, colleges and universities
  • food service management
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs and other public health agencies
  • home care
  • programs for underdeveloped countries, e.g., Peace Corps, United Nations
  • hospitals and long-term care facilities
  • specialized patient care, e.g., athletes, pediatrics; rehabilitation centers
  • private practice
  • nutrition research laboratories
  • pharmaceutical industry

>> College of Nursing and Health Professions

NCLEX Pass Rate

The NCLEX pass rates for IU nursing graduates have surpassed the national average since 2017.

Clinical Specialties

IU offers 10 concentrations in allied health, partnering with 6 affiliated schools including Johns Hopkins School of Medical Imaging and Penn State Health Hershey Medical Center.

Accredited Programs

The baccalaureate and master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the Didactic Program in Dietetics and Dietetic Internship are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics.

Graduate Pathways

Guaranteed graduate school pathways through Immaculata University’s 3+ programs and area institutions.

Additional health-related programs

In addition to these programs housed within the College of Nursing and Health Professions, IU also offers a pre-medicine minorpublic health major, and undergraduate and graduate programs in music therapypsychology and counseling.

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Meet the Dean

Mary Powell, PhD, CRNP, CDCES, is a registered nurse with over 40 years’ experience in nursing and teaching.

Outstanding outcomes for Immaculata graduates

Practical career preparation and support

You will receive a strong humanities and sciences education to prepare you for a satisfying career with plentiful job prospects. You can take advantage of clinical experiences and one-on-one mentoring to support your success. Depending on your program, you may observe or participate in clinical experiences at local hospitals, rehabilitation centers and health care facilities within Main Line Health System, Penn Medicine and Tower Health.

Our health care program graduates are significantly impacting their communities through various roles in leading organizations, including:

  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Baylor University Medical Center
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Christiana Care Health System
  • Jefferson Health
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Paoli Hospital
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health
  • Penn State Hershey Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Philadelphia Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
  • Premier Orthopaedics


New health care jobs projected


More per year than the median annual wage


NCLEX-RN® first-time pass rate (2022-2023)

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