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

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

Started in 1952, Oklahoma Baptist College of Nursing was the first collegiate baccalaureate nursing program in Oklahoma. We graduated our first class of 11 students in 1956. The OBU College of Nursing has a long history of excellence and commitment to nursing. We are dedicated to preparing an educational program for you, whether you are someone seeking an undergraduate degree to become a registered nurse, an RN who wants to advance your education, or a BSN-prepared nurse wishing to pursue a Master's degree and expand your career options. The OBU Nursing faculty continue to provide students with a high-quality curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, and meets the ever-changing needs of our health-care environment.

OBU's College of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a Master of Science in Nursing Education and Global Nursing. We also offer a Certificate Program for further professional development. Nurses may gain a specialty in these areas of study. Our Graduate and Professional Studies programs are 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