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 (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org), 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

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

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 additional certification and licenses.


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 | Chair



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Tamara Gunselman - Faculty

Tami Gunselman

School of Nursing | Assistant Professor


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BS Nursing Education, Washington State University

MMin Missions, Crown College


Ann Schmoeckel

School of Nursing | Associate Professor



MS Nursing, Concordia University

BS Nursing, Maranatha Baptist University

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