Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
2149 Hickory Street
Abilene, Texas 79601
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
Baccalaureate nursing education prepares the BSN graduate for the practice of professional nursing. It prepares a nurse who can effectively participate as a change agent in the delivery of a broad spectrum of health services required by society today and in the future. The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing exists to prepare entry-level professional nurses with a Christian foundation for continued growth and learning. The courses and clinical experiences of our BSN and other programs are designed to help students understand and integrate the role of the professional nurse through Christian service in today’s complex world of health care.
The faculty promotes awareness of social, cultural and ethnic diversity as well as legal and ethical issues in nursing and provides opportunities for BSN students to experience success and satisfaction in their professional pursuits. The faculty of our nursing school contributes to excellence in nursing and to the body of knowledge of nursing through teaching, research, public service and Christian service. The nursing faculty provides the professional nursing student a Christian environment in which classroom theory may be applied and evaluated under close supervision in a clinical setting. The BSN program provides a foundation for graduate education.
MSN Program Details
The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with functional tracks for education and administration, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and the post-master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification. These MSN and FNP programs provide in-depth, advanced study for nurses interested in expanding their knowledge of health care delivery. Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements will graduate from Abilene Christian University or Hardin-Simmons University with a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The MSN graduate will assume leadership roles in diverse positions such as Family Nurse Practitioner, administrator or patient care manager. Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner option also are prepared to take a national certification exam.