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Healthcare Prep

Healthcare Prep

Healthcare may be the right path for you if you are interested in a career that will challenge you professionally and allow you to make an impact on humanity.


Preparatory Courses of Study

Pre-Medicine; Pre-Nursing; Pre-Physical Therapy; Pre-Occupational Therapy; Pre-Pharmacy; Pre-Pharmacy Dual Degree 

 Other Healthcare Entry Options

Genetic Counseling, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry, Physician Assistant  

Students interested in a career in healthcare obtain a solid foundation for success with an Eastern Nazarene College preparatory course of study program. Students choose a major and then specialize in a preparatory course of study, customized to suit their unique career goals. Students are well prepared to apply to graduate school or to enter the healthcare field upon graduation.

Students major in an area of interest, which includes but is not limited to biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology. Students meet with a pre-health adviser to choose an academic path that is designed to address their area(s) of interest. This path may include pre-nursing, pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, and pre-veterinary medicine. Students also complete an internship in healthcare to provide them with hands-on experience in the field. Student have been interns in optometry, cardiac medicine, and emergency medicine, to name a few. The campus’ close proximity to Boston affords students access to top healthcare providers. Students may also participate in cross-cultural trips to broadens their perspective and impact.  

Career Paths

Alumni of Eastern Nazarene College have a long history of success in the healthcare field. Graduates have gone on to become physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, physician assistants, and pharmacists. Other students have been accepted to graduate programs such as SUNY Upstate Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Drexel, University, University of New England, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, New England School of Optometry, and University of New Hampshire.

Undergraduate Catalog

For course descriptions, requirements, focus areas, options, and other program details see the full current undergraduate catalog.


Upon completion of the BS in Healthcare Prep degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Complete a course of study covering the foundational knowledge and scientific principles of their chosen subject area.
  • Have the academic and technical background necessary to successfully enter graduate school and/or professional employment.
  • Gather and organize scientific data, analyze it, evaluate its meaning and develop models for interpreting scientific phenomena.
  • Make observations, formulate questions and hypothesis, make predictions and make accurate scientific measurements in an investigative setting.
  • Create appropriate images, figures, models, posters, presentations or other creative products to convey information, present results or interpret data in a meaningful and aesthetically pleasing manner.
  • Write a scientific research proposal including background, specific aims, materials and methods, budget and project timeline.
  • Prepare and deliver scientific presentations in various media formats to their peers and professors using current technology as appropriate.
  • Participate in a praxis experience which applies theoretical knowledge of their chosen field of study to practical situations and interactions.
  • Participate cooperatively in groups, displaying professional and ethical behavior.
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Jennie Doane

Health Professions Instructor



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Our faculty on the healthcare program

The healthcare preparatory programs at Eastern Nazarene College are unique because they give students a strong background in the sciences as well and the liberal arts, something that is necessary for a successful career in any medical field. Critical reasoning, systems thinking, and an ability to look at the big picture are highly sought after skills in the rapidly growing field of healthcare. As a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College, I attribute my professional success to my preparation here. Now, I have the privilege of passing all of my knowledge and experience to students who share my passion for the field.”

Jennie Doane
Healthcare Professions Instructor & Alumna '07

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