Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry,
Dean of the College of Nursing

Welcome to the Oklahoma Baptist University College of Nursing website. Explore our website which will introduce you to our academic programs that will assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals.

Oklahoma Baptist College of Nursing was the first collegiate baccalaureate nursing program started in 1952 here in Oklahoma. We graduated our first class of 11 in 1956. The OBU College of Nursing has a long history of excellence and commitment to nursing. We are dedicated to prepare an educational program for you, whether you are seeking an undergraduate degree to become a registered nurse (RN or LPN-BSN), or are already an RN who wants to advance your education (RN to MSN), or a BSN-prepared nurse who wants more career options (MSN- Nurse Educator or Global Health). The faculty continue to provide students with a high-quality curriculum that is contemporary, meets the needs of our community, and complies with accreditation standards.

OBU's Graduate College and Professional Studies offers a Master of Science in Nursing Education and Global Nursing. We also offer a Certificate Program in each of these areas of study for professional development. Nurses who already have a Masters in Nursing can gain a specialty in these areas. In Fall 2016, we will offer an RN-MSN program. This is designed for working nurses who would like to advance their education.

We remain committed to a faith based, excellence driven, mission purposed, and community directed nursing education at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Join us in changing the world and shaping the future of healthcare and nursing education.

Oklahoma Baptist University
College of Nursing
500 West University
Shawnee, OK 74804