About School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Nursing & Health Professions


Welcome to the School of Nursing, where we embrace delivering high-quality instruction in clinical and classroom settings while ensuring that students are equipped to contribute to health care needs of the community and work to eliminate health disparities.


To graduate scholarly, professional nurse leaders who provide exemplary, culturally appropriate care in collaboration with an interdisciplinary health care team to advocate for diverse clients across the lifespan, with a particular focus on health disparities.


To prepare graduates to function successfully as beginning professional nurses in a variety of environments and to contribute to the profession of nursing through involvement in education.

Core Values
  • Ethics
  • Character Caring
  • Cultural Competence
Objectives & Goals

The purpose and goals of the School of Nursing are to prepare the graduate to:

  • Attain a foundation for study at the undergraduate level and a commitment to life-long learning.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics and professional standards of nursing practice.
  • Value the uniqueness, dignity, and worth of clients in a multicultural environment as demonstrated through nursing practice.
Student Learning Outcomes
  • Provide patient-centered care which represents the patient’s preferences, values, and needs within the context of their families, communities, and health care system.
  • Use information management and patient care technology in the delivery of health care.
  • Collaborate with other interprofessional health care team members for health promotion and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan.
  • Utilize nursing judgment substantiated by current evidence in the holistic care of diverse individuals within the context of their families, communities, and health care systems.
  • Integrate ethical values and respect for all populations with a focus on minority groups within healthcare organizations and the community.
  • Apply leadership and management of care concepts to provide high-quality nursing care.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability for nursing practice.
  • Use of scholarship of evidence-based practice and research to support high-quality healthcare outcomes and safe nursing practice.



Upcoming Events

Bass Reeves Film Screening and Discussion

February 22, 2024
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Bass Reeves presented by Professor Edwards! WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105

Writing Pedagogy In Flux

February 27, 2024
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, hosts revisiting theories, conventions, and curriculum design. WHEN: Feb. 27 at 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Jones Hall 102

Writing Democracy Project

March 29, 2024
The Writing Center presents: Writing Democracy with Oklahoma House Representative Mauree Turner! Join us to engage in a discussion about democracy with Rep. Turner. Rep. Turner is the first Muslim and non-binary person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature. WHEN: March 29 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105 We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Talk: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics

April 11, 2024
Are you ready to explore the fascinating intersection of technology, communication, and culture? Join us for a captivating book talk and celebration with Dr. Mick Howard, Director of the Writing Center, as he presents his latest publication: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics. WHEN: Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health Center 105 Hosted by the English Department and Writing Center, this event offers ...