Degree Overview

With an aging society, the demand for nurses is high. More than ever, competent Christian nurses are needed to extend compassion to patients who find themselves in a complex health care system. Maranatha's Nursing program equips you to succeed wherever God calls you to serve, whether in a major metropolitan hospital, a home health center, or an African village clinic. Working toward this degree, you complete over 1,000 hours of clinical experience in local hospitals and other healthcare facilities. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and offers excellent preparation for a fulfilling career in nursing.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Maranatha Baptist University BSN program, the graduate will possess knowledge, skills and dispositions so that they can:

  • Integrate critical thinking and evidence-based practice while employing biblical, moral, and ethical reasoning to make sound clinical judgments based on the synthesis of knowledge from the humanities and social, natural, and nursing sciences to provide care in a variety of health care settings;
    integrate therapeutic communication techniques effectively with clients, families and members of the health care community, using a variety of communication resources and methods;
  • Provide compassionate, culturally competent, holistic nursing care in a variety of settings;
  • Apply biblical and managerial principles of leadership to manage resources necessary to achieve quality health care outcomes;
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for nursing judgments and actions within a biblical worldview;
  • Pursue knowledge and expertise through continued nursing practice, research, and community involvement to enhance spiritual and professional growth and development;
  • Advocate for excellence in nursing care, policy, and practice using the biblical model and the nursing paradigm; and
  • Coordinate client-centered collaborative care using various secular and faith-based resources.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year
Semester 1

  • Human Biology (3)
  • College Algebra (3)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
  • Chemistry for Allied Health Profession (4)
  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • General Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 17

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Potential Career Fields

  • Nursing instructor
  • Home health care provider
  • Hospice care facility nurse
  • Medical-surgical nurse
  • Rehab nurse
  • *Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Maranatha Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


Andrea (Jochum) Zockoll ('12) graduated with her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner and works as an NP at an Adult Medicine office in Salisbury, MD. Having begun work on her doctoral degree, Andrea reflected on her MBU training: "I am so thankful for the foundational education I received in MBU's nursing program! I want to particularly recognize Mrs. Crum and all the work she did to make the program academically excellent and encourage its students to continue their education to serve others and bring glory to God." 

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Susan Rasmussen - Faculty

Susan Rasmussen

School of Nursing | Associate Professor


BS Nursing, Cedarville College

MS Nursing/Ed – University of Phoenix

Tamara Gunselman - Faculty

Tami Gunselman

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor


MMin Missions, Crown College

BS Nursing, Washington State University

MS Nursing Education, Liberty University (in progress)

Ann Schmoeckel - Faculty

Ann Schmoeckel

School of Nursing | Associate Professor


MS Nursing, Concordia University

BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University


Elizabeth Stille

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor


BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University

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