Nursing (B.S. Degree for Traditional Students)
School of Nursing


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 B.S. with a major in nursing is offered.

The program requires 56 credit hours of nursing courses and 74 credit hours of general education and prerequisite courses. The nursing courses include classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences and are scheduled spanning six semesters beginning the fall semester of the sophomore year. Clinical experiences are provided in various hospitals and agencies in the community.

Selection for admission into the nursing program is made following the fall semester of the sophomore year. Preference is given to applicants whose preparatory work is completed at SNU. Applications are distributed during the fall semester of the sophomore year. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, a minimum GPA of 2.75 in pre-nursing courses, and completion of all prerequisite courses with a minimum of a "C" are required for admission. For international students, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper and pencil) or equivalent is required.


Recommended Course Sequence

Courses Credits
Freshman Fall Semester
ENGL 1113 Composition I: Exposition* 3
CHEM 1124 General Chemistry I** 4
MATH 1513 College Algebra** 3
SP C 1133 Introduction to Speech* 3
NURS 1311 Introduction to Nursing* 1
Total semester credits 14
 
Freshman Spring Semester
ENGL 1213 Composition II: Argumentation* 3
PSY 1113 General Psychology I* 3
NURS 1411 Core Concepts** 1
BIOL 2124 Microbiology** 4
PEG elective 1
B LT 1163 Introduction to Biblical Literature 3
Total semester credits 15
 
Sophomore Fall Semester
NURS 2404 Health Assessment** 4
NURS 2323 Nutrition** 3
BIOL 2224 Anatomy** 4
SOC 1113 Sociology* 3
HP 2013 OR HP 2023 World Civizilations I OR World Civilizations II 3
Total semester credits 17
 
Sophomore Spring Semester
NURS 2102 Pharmacology** 2
NURS 2436 Foundations of Nursing** 6
PSY 3133 Human Development** 3
BIOL 2234 Physiology** 4
THEO 2233 Introduction to Christian Thought 3
Total semester credits 18
 
Junior Fall Semester
NURS 3416 Adult Nursing I** 6
NURS 3423 Gerontology Nursing** 3
FA 2123 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
HP elective History or Government 3
PHIL 2013 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total semester credits 18
 
Junior Spring Semester
NURS 3354 Mental Health Nursing** 4
NURS 3333 Community Nursing** 3
NURS 4372 Trends and Issues** 2
NURS 4342 Nursing Research** 2
STAT 3143 Statistical Methods** 3
ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature 3
Total semester credits 17
 
Senior Fall Semester
NURS 4415 Adult Nursing II** 5
NURS 4325 Maternal & Child Nurs.** 5
SOC 3013 Contemporary Social Issues 3
ECO 3033 Business, Economy, and Society 3
Total semester credits 16
 
Senior Spring Semester
NURS 4434 Adult Nursing III** 4
NURS 4364 Nursing Ldrship.** 4
NURS 4801 Nursing Seminar** 1
N S 3043 Science, Technology & Society 3
B LT 3013 Biblical Interpretation 3
Total semester credits 15

* These prerequisite or corequisite courses are required with a minimum grade of "C" for admission into nursing courses.

**Course must be taken in semester and order shown.