JBU Pre-Nursing

Why Choose Nursing

  • Nurses have the opportunity to work in many different settings including general and surgical hospitals, doctors’ offices, outpatient facilities, home health services, the military, correctional facilities, school systems, camps and many more.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of needed employed nurses is projected to increase by 26% by the year of 2020.
  • A Bachelor’s in Nursing also allows students to continue their education with nursing in graduate school.

Why Choose Pre-Nursing at JBU

  • Highly qualified faculty members teach pre-nursing from a holistic Christian world view perspective.
  • Small class sizes allow students to receive individualized instruction and mentoring.
  • Be a part of the first class that uses the newly constructed nursing building equipped with a state-of-the-art simulation lab to supplement clinical experiences obtained at area hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, home health organizations, public schools, and other agencies. (Due to begin construction in Fall 2015 and open Fall 2016.)
  • A capstone pre-nursing course during the senior year encompasses a major internship component as well as prepares students to pass the NCLEX exam for obtaining licensure as a registered nurse and preparing them for entry into practice
  • Optional credentialing as a certified nurse’s assistant (CNA) in the sophomore year opens doors to job opportunities during the school year and summer.
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration and service learning opportunities in the community prepare students to be caring, compassionate nurses as part of a healthcare team.
  • Faculty-supervised medical mission trips during the summer to areas of the world with profound medical need provide life-changing experiences while fulfilling degree requirements.