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Overview | Nursing

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:

  • Demonstrate critical thinking by making sound clinical judgments, which incorporate nursing science, evidence-based practice, liberal arts knowledge, and a biblical worldview.
  • Integrate therapeutic communication techniques effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare 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 in managing resources to achieve quality healthcare 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.
  • Coordinate client-centered, collaborative care using various secular and faith-based resources.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Nursing 101 (0)
Human Biology (3)
College Algebra (3)
Old 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)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
General Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
Nursing Calculations and Terminology (2)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
The Modern World (3)
Probability and Statistics, Literature, or American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Introduction to Nursing Profession (2)
Pathophysiology (3)
Microbiology (4)
Bible Elective (3)
Developmental Psychology (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Medical-Surgical Nursing
and Clinical (8)
Health Assessment (3)
Pharmacology (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2* (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Women’s Health/Maternity Nursing and Clinical (4)
Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 and Clinical (6)
Pediatric Nursing and Clinical (5)
Bible Elective* (3)

Total Credits: 18

*This course will be taken as an online course.

Semester 1

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing and Clinical (6)
Public Health Vulnerable Populations and Clinical (6)
Nursing Research (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2* (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Capstone Practicum and Clinical (8)
Issues and Trends (2)
NCLEX Review (1)
Probability and Statistics, Literature, or American Studies Elective* (3)

Total Credits: 14

*This course will be taken as an online course.

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Maranatha Baptist University’s Nursing Program is ranked #2 in the state of Wisconsin for 2020. Find more information here:

Related Majors

Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Physical Therapy
Medical Missions

Potential Career Fields

Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Nurse
Nurse Anesthetist
Nurse Midwife
Public Health Nurse
Medical Missions Nurse

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

Alumni Spotlight

Caleb Armstrong (’19)
Caleb Armstrong graduated in 2019 with a BS in Nursing. He currently works in a Medical ICU in Dallas, TX, where he provides direct patient care to those needing management of complex, high acuity health conditions. Caleb works with nurses trained all over the country and states that “MBU’s nursing program prepared me well to begin my critical care training” alongside these individuals who trained at various educational institutions.

Kelly Dyck (’19)
Kelly Dyck graduated in 2018 with a BS in Nursing and currently works for ProHealth in Oconomowoc, WI as a charge nurse. Kelly believes that the thorough servant-leadership training she received at MBU prepared her for this role. “The wide variety of learning experiences and the constant support from my nursing professors really helped me transition into the hospital setting. I also had many chances to interact with different people in different circumstances which developed interpersonal skills that are extremely valuable for me as a registered nurse.”

Heather Smith (’14)
During Heather Smith’s (’14) last semester of nursing school at MBU, she interviewed for and accepted a position in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Lynchburg General Hospital where she continues as a critical care nurse. She is currently pursuing her FNP/DNP at Liberty University. Heather shares, “since graduating from MBU, I have had the opportunity to go on several medical missions trips with Operation Renewed Hope, which has broadened my perspective of nursing and my view of God. I have seem that God is not constrained by the barriers we feel or by the things that we lack. I’ve recognized that God’s will for my life isn’t this ambiguous thing in the future; it is present and involves following the direction that He has given me today.”

MBU Program Faculty

Susan Rasmussen

School of Nursing | Director, Associate Professor
BS Nursing, Cedarville College
MS Nursing Education, University of Phoenix

Ann Schmoeckel

School of Nursing | Associate Professor
BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University
MS Nursing Education, Concordia University

Kim Reid

School of Nursing | Associate Professor
BS Nursing, Liberty University
MS Nursing Education, University of Phoenix

Tami Gunselman

School of Nursing | Associate Professor
MMin Missions, Crown College
BS Nursing, Washington State University
MS Nursing Education, Liberty University

Elizabeth Stille

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor
BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University
MS Nursing Education, Herzing University


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