School of Nursing

The OBU School of Nursing has been preparing highly-qualified nurses for careers since 1952. And today nurses are needed more than ever as the demand for quality healthcare continues to escalate. We are dedicated to equipping you with the finest nursing skills that will prepare you to enter your nursing career, whether you are seeking an undergraduate degree to become a registered nurse or you already have a bachelor’s degree in another field and would like to become a registered nurse or you are an LPN who wants to advance your education and expand your career options. You will experience a high-quality curriculum that is contemporary, relevant and meets the ever-changing needs of the health-care industry.

Featured Program


The OBU BSN equips you to fulfill your calling to make a positive impact on the lives of others through the healing ministry of nursing, guided by faith, knowledge and compassion.

Preparing Students for What’s Next

Our nursing graduates five-year-average NCLEX pass rate is an astounding 92%, well above the national average of 80%. As a result, a nursing degree from OBU will all but guarantee you multiple job offers upon graduation. Nursing opportunities are numerous in hospitals, doctor’s offices, long-term care and mental health facilities, and serving as a visiting or traveling nurse. These are just a few of the options waiting for you beyond Bison Hill.

Caleb Griffin

Class of 2023

“OBU has prepared us for our careers by pushing us to the edge of our current practice. The best example of this is through simulation lab. The goal in lab is to learn. It is ok to make mistakes, we can restart the mannequins. By pushing us to the edge in SIM, we are less likely to be overwhelmed by something wild that we may come across in clinical practice because of what we have already experienced.”

Incredible Education, Affordable Cost.

OBU provides a minimum $10,000 per year scholarship to every incoming first-time freshman and $8,000 to every incoming transfer student. And you could qualify for even more financial aid! Many of our students also receive money through federal Pell grants and OBU Bison Grants.

To get an estimate of what your cost to attend OBU might be, please check out our Net Price Calculator. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how affordable an OBU education really is. Especially considering the incredible academic quality, personal mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and strong Christian commitment you will experience at OBU. You won’t find an experience like this anywhere else!

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The OBU BSN degree program will equip you with the finest nursing skills within an environment where you are surrounded by supportive faculty and fellow students who share your faith and aspirations, creating an environment that fosters spiritual growth and academic excellence.



The LPN to BSN program offers you an academically exceptional nursing curriculum complemented by a faith-based education. After successful completion of our program, you’ll be ready to maximize your earning potential and your professional opportunities.



World-Class Faculty

OBU faculty are experts in their fields and will be with you every step of the way.

Dr. Stephanie Parker

Chair, School of Nursing
Lawrence C. and Marion Harris Chair of Nursing
Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Larinee Dennis

Chief Academic Officer
Dean of Business, Health, Science and Education
Professor of Education