Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences


"As a nurse, you have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel."  ~ Maya Angelou

Program Opportunities


Nurses are the driving force of health care in the acute care, community and global settings. They make decisions and provide valuable input that directly impact personal, community and global health, focusing on not only treating, but also preventing disease. The nursing model of health care combines the art of caring with science to bring a unique perspective to caring for people in their time of need. The foundation of the art of nursing is a strong understanding of both physical and social sciences, which enables nurses to plan and provide high level, compassionate care to diverse populations.

Careers in Nursing

Nurses are in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6 percent growth in the nursing workforce by 2031 and, according to, Indiana will experience more than 5,200 new registered nursing positions between 2020 and 2030.

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As a BSN prepared nurse, professional opportunities may include:

  • Forensic Nurse
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Information Technology
  • Research
  • Occupational Health
  • Public Health
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Case Management
  • Nursing Education
  • More Careers in Nursing 

Program Highlights 

  • MU nursing students will be introduced to many facets of the profession, including psychiatric/mental health, geriatric and pediatric health, maternity nursing, critical care, nutrition and pharmacology.
  • The Mirro Center, adjacent to Manchester’s Fort Wayne campus, houses the University’s state-of-the art nursing lab. Students will practice basic and advanced nursing skills using high-tech nursing simulation manikins that can mimic human reaction to illness – including the ability to cry, sweat and bleed. This practice before entering a hospital or clinical setting builds student confidence and promotes better patient care.
  • Students will be engaged in high tech, AR/VR experiences when learning anatomy and physiology through Z-Space and virtual dissection with the Anatomage®, which allows students to examine a 3-D virtual cadaver. These experiences provide them with a strong foundation for pathophysiology and the principles of nursing care.
  • Service learning is an integral part of the program, giving students the opportunity to grow professionally, personally and civically through service-learning experiences.

Why Manchester?

Your nursing education may start in the classroom, but at Manchester, it doesn’t stay there for long. As an MU nursing student, you’ll be exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences, whether in an Advanced Simulation Lab, specialized care facilities, a regional hospital or community-centered clinic. Even your classroom experiences will be experiential, incorporating the latest in virtual technologies, such as zSpace®, Sentinel City® and Anatomage®.

While the teaching tools are advanced, our mission to prepare future nurses to lead principled, productive and compassionate lives is enduring. Manchester nursing is built on a strong set of values that include a deep commitment to integrity, a respect for the infinite worth of every individual and a goal to serve for the betterment of others.

A reputation for excellence in the health sciences and a foundation in the liberal arts make Manchester graduates well-rounded health care professionals ready to provide ethical, evidence-based compassionate care for diverse individuals and communities. When you graduate from Manchester’s nursing program, you’ll be equipped as a highly skilled and caring professional with an appreciation for the greater good and the know-how to ensure positive patient, family and community health outcomes.

Accreditation Status: 
The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program and and Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Manchester University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (