25 Years for School of Nursing

BETHANY, OK -- May 12, 2007 marked the graduation of the 25th class of nursing students from the Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing, and the largest group of traditional nursing graduates to date. According to department chair, Dr. Carol Dorough, a pinning ceremony was held in Herrick Auditorium the evening before commencement, with approximately 300 in attendance. The event culminated with a reception in the Don Beaver Science Building.

The School of Nursing offers three nursing programs. The traditional program is a 4-year liberal arts degree, for which students earn a Bachelor of Science with a nursing major. The RN to BS program focuses on registered nurses who have an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing from an accredited nursing program, and desire to return to school for a baccalaureate degree. RN to BS students are able to earn their B.S. by attending class 1 night a week for 14 academic months. In 2003, the first class of registered nurses graduated from the Master of Science program. In 19 months, students complete the coursework for a Master’s degree in one of two tracks: Nursing Education (MSNE) or Nursing Leadership (MSNL).

At a time when there is a crucial shortage of nurses in Oklahoma and across the United States, Southern Nazarene University is proud to participate in the preparation of professional nurses, nurse educators, and nurse leaders. Anyone interested in any of the three programs may obtain information by calling 405-491-6365 or 405-491-6630. Enrollment is still open for the 2007-2008 school year.

For more information, e-mail Dr. Carol Dorough, Nursing Department Chair at cdorough@snu.edu.