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Are you passionate about serving people? Do you enjoy science? Are you looking for a career that can be pursued in a variety of contexts? Then maybe God is calling you to pursue a program in the health sciences. Emmaus offers three pathways to your future--Nursing and Cross-Cultural Nursing in partnership with Northeast Iowa Community College and a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences in partnership with the University of Dubuque. This program provides you with the pre-requisites needed to pursue graduate studies in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or other health science professions.

The Health Science program at Emmaus can equip you to care for the whole person, physically and spiritually; it can give you a theological foundation for ethical issues in the health professions, and it can prepare you for a profession in a wide variety of contexts including the mission field

A health science program at Emmaus Bible College will provide you with the knowledge, skills, and experience you need for a successful career in nursing, or graduate studies in the health sciences, while you acquire a thorough grounding in the Word of God. This unique educational approach provides a biblical foundation for your nursing or medical practice and equips you to effectively serve patients and their families at times of greatest need. Students pursuing nursing or pre-professional health programs take biblical studies and general studies coursework at Emmaus and science and/or clinical coursework at one of our partner schools. Financial aid is available for health science programs, and all tuition and fees are paid through Emmaus.

Health Science Featured Courses

Anatomy and Physiology 1
Introduces the structure and function of the human body, beginning with a study of the molecular, cellular and tissue levels, and continuing with emphasis on selected organ systems. Studies basic principles of human anatomy and physiology based on laboratory experimentation in microscopy and dissection, with emphasis on the atomic, cellular, tissue and organ system levels of organization.

Introduction to Maternal Child Health
Introductory study of the reproductive aspects of life as they affect the whole family. Includes basic principles underlying nursing skills necessary to promote optimum health and safety for mother/family during the maternity cycle. Introduces the nursing care of children, including care of well and sick children, with an emphasis on health needs of the child and family at different stages of their life spans.

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The Health Sciences program at Emmaus can prepare you to hold various LPN (licensed practical nurse) or RN (registered nurse) positions in:

  • Physician's offices
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Home healthcare
  • Military nursing
  • Travel nursing
  • Missions
  • Other nursing fields


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