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The nursing program at Southern Nazarene University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. A four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing (B.S.) is offered. The program involves 56 academic hours of nursing courses and 72 hours of general education and prerequisite courses. The nursing courses include classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences and are scheduled over five semesters beginning in the spring semester of the sophomore year. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of hospitals and agencies in the community. Selection for admission into the nursing program is made at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year. Preference is given to applicants whose preparatory work is completed at SNU. Applications are distributed in the Health Assessment pre-nursing course. Both a cumulative and pre-nursing GPA of 2.75 and completion of all pre-requisite courses at a ‘C’ level or higher are required for admission. A test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) score of 550 (paper and pencil), 213 (computer based), or 79/80 (internet based) is required for international students.
Admission, general fees, and tuition are essentially the same as for other students at SNU. Some scholarship money is available once admitted to the program. Additional semester fees are assessed to cover specific nursing costs; these fees are outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook. Nursing costs include:
Uniforms - Each student is required to purchase a designated uniform, nursing shoes, and lab coat for use in the clinical setting.
Immunizations - Titers and TB Tests --Immunization against tetanus, rubella, rubeola and hepatitis B must be completed before entering the Spring semester of the sophomore year. A TB skin test is required annually with follow-up chest x-ray if positive. Varicella titer or documented history of Varicella must also be obtained before beginning the nursing program.
CPR - CPR certification must be done through the American Heart Association and must be current throughout the nursing program.
Equipment - A stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, pen light, tape measure, transparent six (6) inch ruler (measuring in cms), and a nurse's watch with a second hand are required. Program Fee -- Students will be assessed an additional fee each semester of the nursing program.
Oklahoma Nursing Students' Association - Membership in this organization is paid for each student by the School of Nursing.