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Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing is scheduled for an accreditation visit by CCNE on October 1-3, 2019.  You are invited to make written comments regarding this program and its outcomes directly to CCNE.  All comments are confidential and may be submitted in writing to:  

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC, 20001

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

SNU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree over four years. The emphasis on a liberal arts education provides the opportunity for the development of a proper foundation for the professional level critical thinking necessary for today's Registered Nurse. The curriculum is structured to assist the student in developing the ability to function in a number of settings as a health care team member.

The SNU School of Nursing is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education. The School will be visited in the Fall of 2019 for the ten year review by CCNE.

The SNU School of Nursing faculty are dedicated to providing a high quality educational experience. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings which are supervised by well qualified clinical faculty.

Admission requirements include completion of all general education and degree specific prerequisites with an overall GPA of 2.75 or better with a C or higher in the degree specific pre-requisite courses. There is no waiting list.


If you have met or will meet the standards of admission by the beginning of the Fall 2019 semester, you may apply to enter the upper division (Junior) year of nursing.   Transfer students must be admitted to the University and provide all transcripts to have the nursing application reviewed.  The standards for admission include the following:  

  • Completion of all nursing prerequisite courses with a "C" or higher.  
  • Completion of all general education courses required for graduation (you may apply for admission with 9 hours of general education courses outstanding)
  • GPA of 2.75

If you are a transfer student and/or a student with a previous Bachelor's or Master's degree, special circumstances apply.  Please contact the School of Nursing office for advisement.

Nursing Opportunities

Students at SNU are prepared to enter the profession as a generalist nurse. During the educational experience, clinical hours are spent in various specialty areas such as pediatrics, maternal health, medical-surgical, geriatrics, community health and intensive care. These experiences can help students determine what direction they might go after graduation. A Leadership experience is arranged during the final semester to allow the student to begin to more fully engage in the role of the Registered Nurse.

SNU School of Nursing promotes Christian values in patient interactions. All Nursing care is based on the sanctity and dignity of every human being.

The SNU BSN program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.  The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southern Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001, 202-887-6791.

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 educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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