Nursing Major

Nursing is a four-year program of study designed to equip graduates for effective service in the nursing profession and while acquiring thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. Nursing coursework is provided through a cooperative agreement with Northeast Iowa Community College. Following year one of clinical coursework, students sit for the LPN exam. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the national licensure exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse (RN).

Degrees: Bachelor of Science (Emmaus Bible College), Associate in Applied Science (Northeast Iowa Community College)
Majors: Bible/Theology, Nursing
Program Coordinator: Dr. Lisa L. Beatty

Program Learning Outcomes

In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology major outcomes, the student will meet the outcomes established by Northeast Iowa Community College for the A.A.S. Nursing program. See the NICC website at for up-to-date Nursing program requirements and outcomes.

Program Admission

  1. Meet all admission requirements of Emmaus Bible College.
  2. Complete application for admission to Northeast Iowa Community College.
  3. Declare intent to pursue the cooperative program in Nursing.
  4. Meet all nursing program admission requirements of Northeast Iowa Community College.
  5. Nurse Aide/CNA licensure must be completed prior to Nursing Concepts.
  6. Nursing candidates must also achieve a score of 80 on the math and reading comprehension areas of the HESI A2 exam prior to nursing program admission (clinical coursework).
  7. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Bible/Theology program.
  8. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.

Program Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 135 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 48 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. At least 48 semester credit hours must be earned at Northeast Iowa Community College.
  5. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  6. Complete all graduation and Nursing program requirements of Northeast Iowa Community College.
  7. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
    • Bible and Theology (33 credits)
      • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
      • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
      • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
      • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
      • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
      • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
      • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
      • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
      • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
      • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
      • Bible Book Study Elective
      • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
      • Teaching Bible* (EM 321) or Homiletics 1* (BT 322)
    • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
      • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
    • Nursing (60 credits)
      • Human Anatomy/Physiology II/Lab (BIO:173)
      • Microbiology & Lab (BIO: 183/184)
      • Introduction to Nutrition (PNN:270)
      • Dosage Calculations (PNN:200)
      • Pharmacology Medications (PNN:204)
      • Introduction to Nursing Concepts (PNN:183)
      • Introduction to Nursing Care of Adults I (PNN:179)
      • Introduction to Nursing Care of Adults II (PNN:191)
      • Introduction to Maternal Child Health (PNN:242)
      • Application of the Practical Nurse Role (PNN:246)
      • Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing (ADN:332)
      • Advanced Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (ADN:470)
      • Advanced Nursing Care of Children (ADN:472)
      • Psychiatric Nursing Care (ADN:478)
      • Advanced Nursing Care of Adults (ADN:525)
    • General Studies (36 credits)
      • Human Anatomy/Physiology I/Lab (BIO:168)
      • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
      • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
      • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
      • English Composition (ENG 101)
      • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
      • College Composition II (ENG:106)
      • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
      • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
      • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
      • College Mathematics (MAT 140)
      • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
      • Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
      • Introduction to Sociology (SOC:110)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
Italics – Courses at Northeast Iowa Community College. See course descriptions at

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