For more than 40 years, the School of Nursing has been transforming exceptional students into nurses who forever change the lives of others and the communities in which they live. As part of the Oxley College of Health Sciences, our faculty and students collaborate, research and learn the best practices that advance the science and art of nursing.
The traditional BSN curriculum leads to the bachelor of science degree in nursing and prepares graduates for the Registered Nurse licensure examination. TU’s undergraduate nursing program begins clinical experiences during the spring semester of a student’s sophomore year. This gives students five semesters to develop their clinical skills, whereas most programs incorporate four. Students can gain experience at a number of area hospitals and community agencies, preparing them for employment in a range of health care settings after graduation.
TU’s RN to BSN program is designed for associate degree-prepared registered nurses to obtain a bachelor of science degree in as little as 12 months, with a majority of course work offered in a convenient, online format.
TU’s School of Nursing offers a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree with two clinical concentrations in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner as well as a post-master’s to DNP track. Instructional preparation with extensive human patient simulation and skills laboratory time is combined with clinical time in hospital acute and critical care environments as well as specialty rotations to provide the student with exposure to patients and skills needed for practice.