School of Nursing

Study Nursing at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Tulsa and ONLINE


Our school of nursing offers students the opportunity to experience nursing in a variety of areas from pediatric to adult care.  It is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and best of all, there is no waiting list for admission!  Check out our requirements, opportunities and professors online and then check it out in person on a campus visit.


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!

405-491-6365

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 ā€˜Cā€™ 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.  Transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis by School of Nursing faculty.

Costs
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. 

Check out what the SNU School of Nursing has to offer! 

Small class size, caring faculty, Christian environment, and no waiting list!

 Want to be a Nurse?  The traditional program is for you.

Are you an Associate Degree nurse and looking to further your education?  One night a week classes are starting twice a year!  

Feeling called to become a Masters prepared nurse?  New cohorts starting in Tulsa and Bethany in August in Education and Leadership! Scholarships for the Education track available!

Click below for more information:

  1. Traditional 4-year baccalaureate program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a nursing major;
  2. Accelerated RN to BS program for associate degree or diploma educated nurses which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a nursing major; and
  3. Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing degree for nurses who wish to become effective nurse educators.

For more information about Southern Nazarene University's School of Nursing, e-mail Professor Laura O'Neil, at loneil@snu.edu or call the School of Nursing at 405-491-6365.

The nursing program at Southern Nazarene University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.