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Degree Overview

The School of Nursing sees each human being as someone made in the image of God, giving us a higher motivation in caring for patients. We prepare nurses to care for the physical body, but to do so with biblical compassion and love. The number of jobs in healthcare is expected to jump to 3.2 million by 2018. Maranatha is the only regionally accredited fundamental Baptist university to offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Maranatha Baptist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.


Program Outcomes

  • 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

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: 16

Semester 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
Medical Terminology & Calculations (2)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
The Modern World (3)
Probability & Stats, 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 Med-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: 18

*This course will be 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 & Stats, Literature, or American Studies Elective* (3)

Total Credits: 14

*This course will be taken as an online course

Related Majors

Physical Education & Health
Biology: General Track
Biology: Pre-Medical Track

Related Minors

Not applicable for this major

Potential Career Fields

Nursing instructor
Home health care provider
Hospice care facility nurse
Rehab nurse

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

Alumni Testimonial

Name: Andrea Zockoll
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.”

Name: Adam
Major: BA in Humanities Liberal Arts, History Minor.
Graduate Year: 2014
Adam graduated in 2014 with a BA in Humanities Liberal Arts and a History minor. He then attende law school and pass the Virginia Bar exam on his first attempt. Throughout law school and in study for the bar exam, Adam relied on the researching, writing, and public speaking skills he learned during his time at MBU. “I am thankful for the time I spent in the Humanities Department at MBU that prepared me for law school and the bar.” Adam currently work for a financial services business, Equity 1, Inc.

MBU Program Faculty

Susan Rasmussen

School of Nursing | Chair
MS Nursing/Ed – University of Phoenix
BS Nursing, Cedarville College

Ann Schmoeckel

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

Tami Gunselman

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor
MS Nrsing Education, Liberty University (in progress)
BS Nursing Education, Washington State University
MMin Missions, Crown College

Bible Core

Dual Degrees