Nursing Major—Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
See also Pre-Medicine
Meet the Physical and Spiritual Needs of Others
Fulfilling one of the top career choices nationwide, nurses must meet the medical field’s requirements in quality education and practical clinical experience upon entering the profession.
For over thirty years, PCC’s nursing program has helped prepare nurses to excel in the medical profession. Gaining thorough instruction from skilled faculty with in-field experience, nursing students receive foundational training in science, as well as practical experience in labs, clinical studies, and preceptorships. With modern, high-tech labs, students can gain practical experience through simulated situations before they enter the hospital setting.
In 2019, PCC nursing graduates had a 95.83% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN which exceeded the national average of 91.22% for graduates with baccalaureate degrees. With the superior education and experience gained from PCC’s program, students can enter immediately into the field or apply for graduate studies with confidence in their undergraduate education.
The purpose of the nursing major is for the students to learn to apply both scriptural and scientific methods to nursing services rendered to individuals, families, and communities. The accomplishment of this dual goal encompasses biblical concepts about the relationships between God and man, man and fellow man, and man and the physical universe.
Graduates of the nursing program will be able to
- implement the nursing process and evidence-based practice;
- establish therapeutic relationships with the individual, the family, and the healthcare team;
- apply leadership skills and decision making in the provision of high-quality personalized care for all stages of the life span;
- make moral and ethical decisions based upon legal standards and biblical principles; and
- be prepared to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Recommended Pre-Nursing Course Sequence
Recommended Nursing Course Sequence
- Critical care
- Emergency department
- Medical missions
- Public health
- Doctor’s offices
- Home health
- Nursing education
I did not want just any career; I knew I wanted to be a nurse. But not just any nurse, so I came to Pensacola Christian College to be trained to be the best nurse I could be. Here I was prepared and taught that I was not just a nurse, that happened to be a Christian. I am a Christian first, and I just happen to be a nurse. With rigorous classes, exceptional mentors, and over 900 clinical hours spent training in the hospital, Pensacola Christian College has superbly prepared me to practice my profession and impact others for the glory of God.