The Oklahoma Baptist University College of Nursing is a baccalaureate program for the preparation of a professional nurse. The nursing faculty view nursing as a Christian ministry and as a professional practice. During the nursing courses students learn to provide quality nursing care through competent practice. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is qualified to take the national examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
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The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree which combines professional education in the theory and practice of nursing with a basic liberal arts education. The nursing student is enrolled in nursing as the Area of Concentration.
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The College of Nursing offers an option designed to facilitate completion of degree requirements by the registered nurse with an Associate Degree or a Diploma. This option is designed specifically for the adult learner. A pathway is available for licensed practical nurses to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing through the LPN option. During the junior year of study, students enroll in clinical courses designed to meet the learning need of the individual student.
The Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing degree program and Masters of Science in Nursing Program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education extending to June 30, 2015. The Oklahoma Baptist University College of Nursing is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses.
Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a stateapproved nursing education program, requirements include submission of an application for licensure with a criminal history records search and scucessfully passing the licensure examination. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to reside in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health-related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. Section 567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony charges. An individual with a felony conviction or who had sentencing terms imposed by the court related to a deferred sentence for a felony offense cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. Section 567.5 & 567.6].