Nursing

JBU offers a traditional BSN program that can be completed in eight semesters and a summer. Students are trained with cutting-edge technology to help them respond to real-life medical scenarios. The first two years encompass a pre-nursing curriculum phase before students can apply to be admitted into the clinical phase of the program.

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Hear about JBU's newest program training healthcare workers.

Study in High Tech Facilities

Five Reasons to Study Nursing at JBU

Reason #1

Study in High Tech Facilities

A $6 million nursing facility opens fall 2016 that will include simulation patient rooms, High Fidelity Simulators, clinical teaching space, exam rooms and lab space.

Work with Accessible Professors

Five Reasons to Study Nursing at JBU

Reason #2

Work with Accessible Professors

Students receive individualized instruction and mentoring from top-notch faculty teaching a holistic Christian worldview.

Go on Medical Missions

Five Reasons to Study Nursing at JBU

Reason #3

Go on Medical Missions

During the summer, faculty-led medical mission trips give students hands-on training while providing life-changing medical care in developing countries.

Serve in the Community

Five Reasons to Study Nursing at JBU

Reason #4

Serve in the Community

Interdisciplinary collaboration and community service opportunities prepare students to be caring, compassionate nurses.

Prepare for the NCLEX

Five Reasons to Study Nursing at JBU

Reason #5

Prepare for the NCLEX

The senior capstone course includes an internship component and prepares students to pass the NCLEX exam for obtaining licensure as a registered nurse.

Ellen Odell

Faculty Profile

Ellen Odell

Associate Professor of Nursing Education

Before coming to JBU to become the director of the nursing program, Odell worked as a nurse for 30 years, including 15 years of teaching nurses.

DNP, Case Western Reserve University
MSN, George Mason University
BSN, University of Missouri-St. Louis
ADN, McLennan Community College

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Brian Greuel

Faculty Profile

Brian Greuel

Professor of Biology

Greuel’s love for biology stems from its ability to open one’s eyes to the complexity and beauty of God’s creation.

Ph.D., Washington University
M.S., Ohio State University
B.S., Wheaton College

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Tim Wakefield

Faculty Profile

Tim Wakefield

Professor of Biology

While Wakefield's passion is marine biology and he loves giving students the opportunity to interact with marine life close-up during Spring Break lab trips to the Florida Keys.

Ph.D., Auburn University
M.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City
B.S., Union University

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Alumni Profile

Alumni Photo: Kate Garrison ‘18

Kate Garrison ‘18

Garrison has spent the last 10 years in Thailand where her parents are missionaries. “It’s important not only to be aware of the difficulties and hardships prevalent in our world but to help change it. I am studying nursing at JBU to make positive change both in the states and overseas.”