Bachelor of Science Biblical Studies (MACU)
Associate Degree in Nursing (COA)

nurse_2012_small.jpeg (169x225)pxMid-Atlantic Christian University has a cooperative agreement with the College of the Albemarle, so that interested students may receive training in both nursing and Bible. In a four-year program, students can earn an associate’s degree in nursing from College of the Albemarle, which can lead to a registered nurse license, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from Mid Atlantic Christian University.

Mid Atlantic Christian University’s cooperative agreement with the College of the Albemarle’s nursing program seeks to engage in professional nursing education that advocates lifelong Christian service.

The purpose of the nursing program, as articulated by the College of the Albemarle, is to prepare students to be licensed as registered nurses.Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Satisfactory scores on the NCLEX-RN will enable a student to become a registered nurse (RN).

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at College of the Albemarle is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (61 Broadway, New York, New York 10006, Telephone Number 1-800-669-1656, Fax 212-812-0393).In addition to the mission statements, general objectives, and requirements of both colleges, the objectives of the nursing program are to enable the student to do the following:

  • Perform nursing functions in meeting the common health needs of patients in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and doctors’ offices.
  • Understand basic biological and social science concepts and skills necessary for practice in beginning nursing positions.
  • Develop nursing skills within a variety of clinical settings.

Due to MACU’s specialized mission, this nursing education takes place in a context in which students are challenged to consider how they might use their training in cross-cultural ministry settings.

Enrollment in the nursing program at the College of the Albemarle is limited. Therefore, admission to MACU does not guarantee entrance into the nursing program. Students must apply for admission to the ADN program at College of the Albemarle in addition to their application for admission to Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Normally students will apply for the nursing program during the fall semester of their sophomore year.