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School of Nursing

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:

  • 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)
Medical Terminology and Calculations (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 (8)
Health Assessment (3)
Pharmacology (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2* (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

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

Total Credits: 16

* = Taken as an online course

Semester 1

Advanced Medical-Surgical Clinical (6)
Public Health Vulnerable Populations/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

* = Taken as an online course

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Maranatha Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

Related Majors

Pre-Medicine
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 Testimonial

Name: Heather Smith
Major: BA in Nursing
Graduate Year: 2014
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
Credentials
BS Nursing, Cedarville College
MS Nursing Education, University of Phoenix

Ann Schmoeckel

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

Tami Gunselman

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

Elizabeth Stille

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor
Credentials
BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University
MS Nursing Education, Herzing University (in progress)

 

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