Academic excellence: ranked within the top 20 in America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report, named one of the Best Western Colleges by The Princeton Review and included in the 2007-08 edition of America's Best Christian Colleges.
Innovator: #1 in a new category in U.S. News & World Report saluting innovation, winner of the 2008 'Innovator Award' for mobile learning by Campus Technology, one of the first universities selected as an iTunes university partner and a leader in using Apple's iPod technology as a learning tool for students.
Long and proud heritage: founded in 1906 and affiliated with the Churches of Christ and dedicated to educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The mission of the School of Nursing graduate program is based on the underlying philosophy and objectives of the consortium universities. The school exists for the purpose of preparing advanced practice nurses equipped with an understanding and conceptual integration of nursing’s role in today’s complex health care environments worldwide.
The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles in advanced family nurse practitioner positions, educators, or managers of patient care services within a variety of institutions or health care agencies. In addition, students are guided to incorporate theory and the research process in a variety of roles and practical settings.
The graduate program of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (PHSSN) functions within the structure of an educational consortium consisting of Abilene Christian University and Hardin-Simmons University. It offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) with a focus on education and administration or family nurse practitioner. The program faculty accepts the underlying philosophy and objectives of the consortium universities that individuals be educationally prepared in a manner that promotes the development of intellectual, cultural, moral and religious values.
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