Welcome to the NWOSU Nursing Division


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Welcome to the NWOSU Nursing Division

Welcome to the Nursing Division at Northwestern Oklahoma State University! Our nursing program is pleased that you are interested and hope you will pursue further information available on this web site and/or in person with our capable faculty. The faculty qualifications and names are available under faculty.                    
                                                                                                                                                                                  Our program has had a 100% pass rate on the national RN licensing examination (NCLEX) for the past two years and we hold accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN).

Our nursing conceptual framework is based on Jean Watson’s caring theory and several other important concepts. You can click on the curriculum tab to find the conceptual framework, philosophy, terminal objectives and curriculum plan. We are very committed to the concept of caring and even hold a Day of Caring each long semester to further facilitate that concept. We also provide Bio-Touch certification training at the advanced level for our students and faculty, as part of our holistic care conceptual thread.

Our nursing honor society, Northwest Oklahoma Honor Society for Nurses, is currently developing and has plans to become a Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society Chapter in the near future. Our Student Nurses Association (SNA) is also an active and vital component of our program.

To get information about admission to the nursing program, please click on the Nursing school application tab. Nursing has a separate admission process, in addition to the university admission. That admission process occurs when a student is completing all of the pre-requisites for nursing. We require a CNA (certified nursing assistant) license for admission, as well.

We hope you will contact us for further information on one of our campuses--Enid, Woodward or Alva. Faculty are available on each and classes are sent via Interactive Television (ITV) to all sites. Clinical experiences are taught throughout the northwestern geographic region as well as in Oklahoma City.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Shelly Wells, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN-CNS
Nursing Division Chair

Secretary to the Nursing Division: Mrs. Judy Dollar jcdollar@nwosu.edu Phone: 580-327-8493

Assistant Chair, Enid campus—Mrs. Cheryl Kent, MS, RN
ckkent@nwosu.edu    phone: 580-213-3159

Secretary, Enid Campus:  (580) 213-3137

Assistant Chair, Alva campus – Mrs. Leslie Collins, MS, RN
lncollins@nwosu.edu  phone: (580) 327-8496