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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

At SNU, you can trust that you are getting the highest quality nursing education. Our program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Our Nursing program is more than just accepted, it’s respected. At SNU you are not just a number. The nursing program is taught by experts in the field of nursing who are also your advisors. There is NO waiting list for entry into SNU’s nursing program. If you meet the requirements, you are admitted. The requirements are a 2.9 or better GPA and C or higher in the pre-requisite and co-requisite courses. You will receive individualized attention from faculty, who want to know you as a person and help you reach your goals.

Nursing Opportunities

As a nursing student at SNU, you will explore all facets of nursing. Whether you want to be a pediatric nurse or care for adults, our program will give you the skills to be a nurse who looks at patients with compassion and caring. As the population ages so will the patients. SNU offers Gerontology Nursing Class to help you as a practitioner understand the unique challenges in caring for an older population. If pediatrics has your heart, rotations at The Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital will give you insight into caring for pediatric patients.

When you graduate with your degree in nursing from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career as a registered nurse.

Download the Nursing Brochure
Download the Nursing Degree Plan
Download the Admission / Progression Paper

The Program

  • Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Does not have a waiting list, all students who meet our requirements are admitted
  • Requires students to have a 2.9 or better GPA and a C or higher in the pre-requisite and co-requisite courses
  • Offers opportunities to explore many facets of clinical nursing from pediatric nursing, community, prenatal health, and gerontology.

School of Nursing Admission Criteria

  • The School of Nursing accepts applications during November of each year, with start date for incoming class in January of each year. 
  • Students that apply to the program must have a minimum cumulative college gpa of 2.9.

The Professors

  • Hold a wide range of nursing expertise in Neurology, Cardiology, Obstetrics, Emergency, Intensive Care, Medical-Surgical areas, Pediatrics, Community and Mental Health
  • Hold specialty nursing certifications
  • Hold leadership positions in the nursing community including the current President of the Oklahoma Emergency Nurses Association, CPR Instructors for the American Heart Association, a House Supervisor at a regional healthcare facility and more

The Preparation

  • SNU nursing graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination and move into the workforce.
  • Our graduates are knowledgeable, compassionate and caring registered nurses.
  • Over the past five years SNU nursing grads have an employment rate of greater than 90%!
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Alumni Spotlight

Brooke Brantley
Brooke Brantley, Nursing alumni from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma
Currently: Nurse Manager of Med/Surg at Mercy Hospital, OKC and serves as an adjunct SNU faculty member

Achievements: Brantley completed her Masters in Nursing Education in December 2011 with a 4.0. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society for Nursing and Mortar Board

In Her Words: “I believe I am where I am today because of God, hard work, a wonderful supportive family, and the education I received at SNU. I attended SNU and played tennis during my undergraduate degree in nursing, and it’s wonderful to have the Christian education and the support of the nursing department to continue to play sports while in nursing school. The encouragement of the faculty helped me push and stretch myself, and this is largely what helped direct me to become a manager early on in my career.”

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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