Want to be a Nurse? SNU is the right place to look! Small class size, caring faculty, Christian environment, and no waiting list!
When do you need to start?
Apply for fall admission to start Pre-Nursing Requirements such as Health Assessment. Meet the 2.75 GPA and pre-requisite requirement (see below) and you will be ready to start the nursing program in Spring 2013. Call for more information!
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 55 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.
Licensed practical nurses may challenge a maximum of 6 credit nursing hours. Upon successful completion of the challenge examinations and other requirements for advanced placement, credit will be given. Copies of the advanced placement policies may be obtained in the School of Nursing office. Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis by School of Nursing faculty.
Admission, general fees, and tuition are essentially the same as for other students at SNU. Some scholarship money is available. Additional semester fees are assessed to cover specific nursing costs; these fees are outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook. Nursing costs include:
Textbooks - Nursing textbooks and course syllabi are purchased at the beginning of the semester. Some required textbooks are used in more than one course.
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. Other equipment is ordered by the School of Nursing and the student is required to pay for this. 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.
NCLEX-RN - Upon completion of the nursing program, each student must pay a two fees for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Successful completion of this exam is necessary to meet the legal requirements to practice as a registered nurse. One fee is paid to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and another to the Board of Nursing in the state where the student will be taking the NCLEX.