The importance of nurses is obvious to anyone who has ever spent any time in a hospital or healthcare facility. Nurses have unique opportunities to serve individuals, families and communities. They serve people when they are at their very lowest and most hopeless. We believe that nursing is not only a career, but it is also a calling. As Mary Elizabeth O’Brien writes, “Often it is uniquely the nurse, standing either literally or figuratively at the bedside, who has the opportunity and the entrée to interact with patients on the spiritual level where they strive to create, love, question, contemplate, and transcend. Here, truly, the nurse is standing on holy ground.”
Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s nursing program seeks to equip our students with the skills that they need to be the literal hands and feet of Jesus to their patients, their patients’ families, and their co-workers. When our students graduate, they will know how to handle a myriad of possible situations, even situations that conflict with their faith. Our curriculum emphasizes the four pillars of the university- the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of scripture, the pursuit of truth and the practice of wisdom.
The Oklahoma Wesleyan University nursing program does not only provide opportunities for students to strengthen their faith, but also an environment that is conducive for learning the material and gaining the necessary skills. Our professors love and support our students, and are dedicated to helping them succeed.
Our test scores are proof. Our students score in the 90th percentile in the nation on the ATI tests and Predictor tests. And since admitting our first class of nurses in 2005, we have only improved. Leading OKWU’s nursing program into its promising future is the school’s dean, Becky Le.
Becky Le joined the faculty in 2006 when she was working on her masters. She took a brief break to work on her doctorate, and has returned to serve as dean. During her time serving as dean, the school of nursing has received the maximum amount of duration of approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, and accreditation of the BSN degree from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education.
Oklahoma Wesleyan University is thankful for her leadership. She is dedicated to making sure her graduates are ready for their futures, and as the dean, she works hard to ensure clinical spots in the surrounding areas. With Becky Le at the helm, and the support of our dedicated professors and faculty, Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s nursing program is headed towards a bright future.
Welcome to OKWU!
We are excited that you’ve chosen to further your education here! It is our goal to make your registration and first year experience go as smoothly as possible. We have set up specific weekends throughout the summer to assist you with your registration and orientation to campus.
Passport Weekends (June 28-29/July 19-20)
Passport Weekends are designed to give you the opportunity to meet 1-on-1 with an advisor, set up your fall class schedule, finish up necessary paperwork, and most of all met and start building relationships with other new incoming OKWU students and members of OKWU’s faculty and staff.
Learn more about Passport Weekend
New Student Orientation (August 17-19)
New Student Orientation (NSO) starts the weekend before classes start for the fall semester. This weekend is designed to help new students move onto campus and acclimate to OKWU’s campus life and to educate parents on the students’ first year experience at OKWU.
Learn more about NSO Weekend
CBS MoneyWatch ranks OKWU’s professors as best in the nation for the third year in a row.
Yes, you read correctly, Oklahoma Wesleyan University professors were ranked number one in the entire nation – ahead of the faculty of any and all other colleges and universities.
“Many people assume that what are considered the country’s most elite colleges and universities must naturally employ the best teachers. The latest list of institutions with the best professors, which was compiled by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, demonstrates that this just isn’t so.” writes Lynn O’Shaughnessy of CBS Moneywatch.
The Center generated its list by looking at the composite teaching scores that schools received via RateMyProfessors. The website has captured more than 15 million student ratings of college professors from schools across the country.
This is part of the analysis used by Forbes for their annual college ratings list.
Robert Herron, Provost at OKWU, notes that research, facilities, and funding, all generally regarded as evidence of a quality university, are not the whole story when it comes to a student’s educational experience.
“Students know when faculty buy into the mission of the university and invest into the students’ personal lives. Oklahoma Wesleyan University faculty, just like our students, choose to be here because of our mission, and they take a personal interest in the students. We are blessed to have a nearly unique culture of servant leadership that permeates the classroom, the quad, and the hallway, and the students know it,” states Herron.
President of OKWU, Dr. Everett Piper, said this of the news, “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a college that unapologetically promotes the best ideas – those ideas that are tested by time, defended by reason and confirmed by scripture, also has the best professors. The two go hand in hand, they are inseparable, and our students obviously know it.”
The OKWU administration, staff, and students congratulate the entire Oklahoma Wesleyan faculty for being recognized for all of their incredible work.
To learn more about OKWU watch this video We Are OKWU