SNU's School of Nursing receives full approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing

“SNU School of Nursing has once again received full approval from the Board for the next five year cycle” said Martha L. Banz, Ph.D, Dean of Arts & Sciences at Southern Nazarene University. Banz also states that this accomplishment caps a tremendous effort and investment by our School of Nursing faculty members in revising curriculum and program standards/guidelines, implementing the revised policies and courses, enforcing existing guidelines, and working with students to assure that they indeed learning what is needed for them to be successful in the licensure process.

Carol Dorough, EdD, MSN, RN and Department Chair of the School of Nursing at Southern Nazarene University said “SNU is one of only four nursing programs, in the state of Oklahoma, that has a traditional 4 year Bachelor of Science with a nursing major, an RN to BS completion program, and a Master’s program in nursing.”

The Oklahoma Board of Nursing approves SNU’s Nursing program. There are three programs available: Traditional 4 year baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a nursing major; Accelerated RN to BS program for nurses with an associate degree or diploma, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a nursing major; and Accelerated Master of Science degree with a nursing major. There are two Master’s tracks: nursing education and nursing leadership. Each nursing program is accredited by the CCNE.

There are 108 pre-nursing and nursing students in the traditional program. The RN to BS completion program has 18 students, and a new group will be starting on January 16, 2007. There are 12 students in the Master of Science program, and the next cohort will begin the program in February, 2007.

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