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.
Faith Community Nursing
The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree which combines professional education in theory and practice of nursing with a basic liberal arts education. A minor is offered in Faith Community Nursing. This minor allows students to integrate their faith and profession by focusing on health promotion, disease prevention and holistic health/healing with a Faith Community as the population of interest.
Cross Cultural Ministry
The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree which combines professional education in theory and practice of nursing with a basic liberal arts education. The Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry offers a Cross Cultural Ministry minor which allows students to add a focus of ministry in a diverse world, both local and globally.
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, 2025. 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 state approved nursing education program, requirements include submission of an application for licensure with a criminal history records search and successfully 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].