Program Overview

Why Study Nursing at TFC?

The Fetterman School of Nursing intentionally instills and promotes knowledge across multiple fields of study. This includes a broad range of scientific disciplines, the arts and humanities, mathematics, and theological and biblical studies. The BSN degree emphasizes compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is delivered in a variety of settings across the lifespan. Essential components include a focus on servant leadership, spiritual care, cultural humility, and global engagement.

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Fetterman School of Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a four-year prelicensure degree that will prepare a nurse generalist for leadership and practice in the role of a professional registered nurse. The School of Nursing program is structured to challenge students to become competent, moral nursing leaders who excel in compassionate care and who will impact the world, transform health care, and view nursing as a sacred ministry.

Degree Layout

Nursing Courses

The Nursing major is a 130 hour program that includes 68 hours of general education courses (including 15 hours of Bible & Theology) and 62 hours in Nursing-specific courses.

Featured Courses:

  • Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment & Promotion
  • Maternal Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Care of Complex Patient Across the Lifespan
  • Adult Health Care
Madeline VanHorn


The Fetterman School of Nursing teaches the practice of nursing through a uniquely Christian worldview. The professors are passionate about their students and invest so much of themselves into helping each student thrive. As a student nurse, I was provided with an extremely diverse set of clinical opportunities. I practiced nursing in rural hospitals, urban medical centers, an array of community health settings, and even on a medical mission trip in Honduras. My time studying nursing at TFC has shaped me into a confident, compassionate nurse and servant leader. I could not be more thankful for my time in this program.
Madeline VanHorn, Class of 2020
Career Options

What can you do with a Nursing degree?

When you earn a degree in Nursing, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Registered Nurse

As a registered nurse, you would be qualified to work alongside physicians and health care specialists in providing and coordinating patient care in a variety of settings including hospitals and care facilities. There are many areas of nursing a BSN student could go on to pursue including: travel nurse, public health nurse, orthopedic nurse, oncology nurse, nursing administrator, nurse midwife, and ER Nurse.

Cardiac Nurse

This growing area of nursing is responsible for assisting with cardiac-related procedures including bypass and pacemaker surgery.

Critical Care Nurse

A critical care nurse is specifically trained for emergency situations involving serious injuries and life support systems.

Pediatric Nurse

A pediatric nurse is specifically trained to work in hospitals and doctors offices with infants and children ranging from in age up to teenage years.

Geriatric Nurse

This area of nursing specializes in the older patient treatment specifically focused on geriatric conditions.

Specialty Nurse

With further education, a BSN graduate could go on to pursue careers as any of the following: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Mental Health Nurse, Nurse Educator, or Nurse Practitioner.

Meet the Professors


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