Purpose and Goals of the Department of Nursing
The goal of education in the Department of Nursing is the development of nurses toward their full personal and professional potential.
It is the purpose of the Department of Nursing to provide Christ-centered education for nursing students that promotes excellence in character, achievement of professional goals, leadership and service to a multicultural community; and prepares nurses to care for the bio-psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients across the life cycle in a variety of health-care settings.
What can you do with this degree?
The opportunities in the field of nursing are endless. The BS degree in nursing prepares graduates to practice at the professional level in a variety of healthcare settings, including the community, industry, government, hospitals, and clinics.
Graduates from the Nursing program at Oakwood University have gained employment in the following specialty areas:
Affirmation From Students/Alumni
“I love the spiritual aspect. Our teachers believe in us and make us feel that we can be great nurses”—VF
“I just want to take a moment to thank everyone in the nursing department for the past four years of support, knowledge, skills, and life”.
The Oakwood University Student Nurses Association provides a community for nursing students to meet, share, learn, mentor, plan community activities, and socialize.
OUSNA in Action
The purpose of the Oakwood University Student Nurses’ Association (OUSNA) is to promote socialization into the nursing profession, foster scholarly development and provide leadership opportunities amongst declared nursing majors
Application for Admission
Students who wish to pursue studies in the nursing program track must first be admitted to the University and fulfill all the general admission requirements. Acceptance to the University, however, does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Department as a nursing major. A separate application process must be completed to be admitted into the nursing program.