Southern Nazarene University
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
Pre-Nursing Studies - Bachelor's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The R.N. to B.S. Program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. The coursework includes advanced nursing concepts, trends and issues, community health, leadership, and research. The student completes 36 hours (27 hours nursing and 9 hours general education) and is prepared for graduate work in nursing. Classes meet 1 night a week for 14 months.
BSN Program Details
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 75 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.
Accelerated MSN Program Details
The graduate nursing program at SNU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The M.S. in Nursing is designed for baccalaureate-educated registered nurses who want to increase their effectiveness as nurses. The program consists of an accelerated modular Professional Study program, with two tracks: nursing education and nursing leadership. Each track, in the sequential curriculum, consists of 18 credits of CORE content, followed by 15 credits of specialty courses. At the end of the program, there is a six-credit capstone course, culminating in a thesis.
Each course consists of six weeks of intensive study. Courses include classroom sessions and group and individual projects. During the six-credit capstone course, learners receive extensive support in the completion of research study culminating in the writing of a thesis.
A new entry option is now available for registered nurses with bachelor's degrees in fields other than nursing. Applicants meet with a graduate nursing coordinator to develop individualized plans for completing entrance requirements through a portfolio process.
Students who complete the M.S. in Nursing may return and complete the four specialty courses for the alternate track. Upon completion of the four courses, the student will receive a certificate for the second track.
-Students must have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be admitted unconditionally. Students with GPAs below that 3.0 are reviewed for possible conditional admittance.
-Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
-Current unencumbered registered nurse licensure in Oklahoma or eligibility for the same.
-Documentation of basic computer skills.
-Successful completion of a basic statistics course.
-Brief statement of professional goals.
-Three letters of recommendation speaking to applicant's qualifications to pursue graduate education.
-Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher (traditional version) or 213 or higher (computer version) for foreign educated students. Those who have successfully completed a college degree program in an English-speaking university or in the United States do not need to submit the TOEFL.