School of Nursing

School of Nursing

The nursing program offers an upper division undergraduate curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. This degree offers career-advancing completion programs for associate degree registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. The program provides a dynamic, challenging and stimulating environment where students and faculty work together across disciplines to address the needs of a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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
  • CharacterCaring
  • Cultural Competence

Purpose/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.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

1. Provide patient-centered care which represents the patient’s preferences, values, and needs within the context of their families, communities, and health care system.

2. Use information management and patient care technology in the delivery of health care.

3. Collaborate with other interprofessional health care team members for health promotion and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan.

4. 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.

5. Integrate ethical values and respect for all populations with a focus on minority groups within healthcare organizations and the community. 

6. Apply leadership and management of care concepts to provide high-quality nursing care.

7. Demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability for nursing practice.

8. Use of scholarship of evidence-based practice and research to support high-quality healthcare outcomes and safe nursing practice.

NCLEX Pass Rates

RN pass rates for the past five years
RN completion rates for the past five years

Accreditation

Langston University School of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
https://www.acenursing.org/
Initial Accreditation: March 1987
Date of Most Recent Commission Action: March 2019
Current Accreditation Status: Accredited
Accreditation Stipulations: None
Date of Last Visit: October 3-5, 2018
Next Site Visit: Fall 2026

Approval

Langston University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing
http://nursing.ok.gov/

Helpful Links

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Sigma Theta Tau
Langston University Upsilon Pi

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Program Options

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) 

This program is designed for students who are beginning their education in nursing. The program’s framework is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing “Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008). Upon completion of the requirements for the BSN, graduates are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN. After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, graduates have minimum educational requirements for the entry-level professional nurse. 

BSN Plan of Study 

RN to BSN 

This program is designed for licensed RNs who are completing their baccalaureate education in nursing. This degree is designed to deliver a broader educational perspective in nursing. RNs who have een admitted to the LUSoN will receive vredit for 24 hours of identified nursing coursework.

The RN-BSN Plan of Study is being revised

LPN to BSN

This program is designed for licensed LPNs who are completing their education in nursing. LPNs who have been admitted to LUSON may be awarded advanced standing by the successful completion of proficiency examinations in selected courses. A BSN degree will allow the graduate to be more competitive in the job market.

LPN-BSN Plan of Study

Admission Criteria:

To Apply for Admission to the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing is accepting applications on a continuous basis. For fall admission to Langston and Tulsa Campuses, applicants need to submit the following documentation postmarked on or before March 1.For admission to Tulsa Campus only, applicants must submit the documentation postmarked on or before October 1. Consideration for acceptance into the nursing program will be a full-time enrollment.

Apply Today: School of Nursing Application

To Apply for Admission to Langston University

The application for admission to Langston University can be found at http://www.langston.edu/apply-now

Send the completed application for admission to the School of Nursing to:

Langston University School of Nursing (Langston Campus)
ATTN: Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee
P.O. Box 1500, Langston, OK 73050

*For questions about applying to the Langston campus, please call (405) 466-3415

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Langston University School of Nursing (Tulsa Campus)
ATTN: Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee
700 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74106

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Langston University School of Nursing (USCO-Ardmore)
ATTN: Admissions, Progression, and Graduation Committee
2901 Mt. Washington Rd., Ardmore, OK 73401

For more information and questions, please contact:

Academic Advisor: Felicia Stephens, (405) 466-3415 - (Langston campus)
Academic Advisor: Deborah L. O'Guin, (405) 466-8195 - (Tulsa campus)
Academic Advisor: Becky Vladyka, (580) 319-0337 - (UCSO - Ardmore)

Teressa Hunter Ph.D., RN, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions - (405) 466-3274

Faculty

Melvin Doug Black, MS, RN - (918) 594-8087 (Tulsa campus)
Teresa Boykins, DNP, RN - (405) 466-3273 (Langston campus)
Anna Duran, MS, RN - (580) 319-0319 (UCSO - Ardmore)
Grace Edobor, MS, RN - (918) 594-8084 (Tulsa campus)
Stephanie Mekusky, MS, RN - (918) 594-8089 (Tulsa campus)
Ameika Miller, MS, RN - (405) 466-600 (Langston campus)
Chistie Phillips, DNP, RN - (405) 466-3426 (Langston Campus)
Susan Shalver, MS, RN - (580) 319-0320 (USCO - Ardmore)
Lorraine Tinsely, MS, RN - (918) 594-8074 (Tulsa Campus)
Larcille White, MS, RN - (918) 594-8075 (Tulsa campus)
Melissa Verdin, MS, RN - (580) 319-0318 (UCSO - Ardmore)

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