The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing educates nurses for lives of Christian service and leadership to meet the ever changing health care needs of a global society.

Our Mission & Purpose

Mission

The mission of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is to educate baccalaureate and advanced practice nurses for lives of Christian service and leadership to meet the ever-changing health care needs of a global society.

Purpose

Baccalaureate nursing education prepares the BSN graduate for the practice of professional nursing. It prepares a nurse who can effectively participate as a change agent in the delivery of a broad spectrum of health services required by society today and in the future. The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing exists to prepare entry-level professional nurses with a Christian foundation for continued growth and learning. The courses and clinical experiences of our BSN and other programs are designed to help students understand and integrate the role of the professional nurse through Christian service in today’s complex world of health care.

The faculty promotes awareness of social, cultural and ethnic diversity as well as legal and ethical issues in nursing and provides opportunities for BSN students to experience success and satisfaction in their professional pursuits. The faculty of our nursing school contributes to excellence in nursing and to the body of knowledge of nursing through teaching, research, public service and Christian service. The nursing faculty provides the professional nursing student a Christian environment in which classroom theory may be applied and evaluated under close supervision in a clinical setting. The BSN program provides a foundation for graduate education.

Our nursing students in the BSN program benefit from state-of-the-art technology such as the high fidelity, full-body patient simulator known as SimMan. SimMan can breathe, talk, and generate heart, breath, and bowel sounds. Students at our nursing school can check his blood pressure, insert an IV, and shock him.