The Department of Nursing prepares nurses to care for the bio-psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients across the life cycle in a variety of health-care settings.

The opportunities in the field of nursing are endless. The BS degree in nursing prepares graduates to practice at the professional level in a variety of healthcare settings, including the community, industry, government, hospitals, and clinics.

The program in nursing is approved by:
The Alabama Board of Nursing. 

As required by the Alabama Board of Nursing, Oakwood University Nursing Department is informing our current and potential students that our average NCLEX pass rate for the past three years is 75%. The current graduating class of 2017 was 83.3%.


The program in nursing is accredited (2010-2018) by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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NU 110 : Introduction to Nursing

This course provides an introduction to biblical and Seventh-day Adventist principles of health, and to the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Oakwood University Department of Nursing. Taught from a critical thinking perspective, this writing intensive course will also include nursing history and trends, medical terminology, and an introduction to legal and ethical issues in health care. Needed for admission to the nursing program.


NU 212 : Pharmacology for Nursing

A study of the principles of pharmacology and the roles and responsibilities of the nurse in drug administration will be emphasized in this course. A survey of the major drug categories will provide a foundation for the specific pharmacological applications in each clinical course. Prerequisites: BI 111 and BI 112, CH 101 and CH 102, 100 level nursing courses, MA 101 or MA 108. Non-nursing majors by permission of instructor.


NU 330 : Pathophysiology

This course is the study of the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease processes and functions of the body. Alterations, the mechanisms involved, and their manifestations as signs, symptoms, and physical and laboratory findings are examined in order to provide the common bond linking microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, and biochemistry to clinical practice. Prerequisites: BI 111 and BI 112, BI 221, CH 101 and CH 102. Non-nursing majors by permission of instructor.



Alumni News

Camille Moore '16, (pictured to the right of former President Obama), will graduate with a Masters of Science from Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College School of information Systems in May, 2018. After graduating from Oakwood with a BA in international studies,...

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Happy New Year 2018

Greetings from Dr. Cynthia Powell-Hicks, '76 , President of the Oakwood University Alumni Association (2nd from left), and her family: (l-r) James Rodriques '13 ; Kyndall Powell Hicks Rodriques, '14 ; Dr. Calvin Hicks (seated); Dr. Allycin Powell-Hicks White, '05;...

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Alumni News

Dr. DeShawn Preston, ’11 , serves as a Higher Education Research Fellow at the Southern Education Foundation , where he primarily researches issues pertaining to developmental education and advancing opportunities for historically marginalized groups in education....

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The 107 Website Features Oakwood’s Monument

The 107 Website Features Oakwood's Monument As Confederate monuments and statues begin to finally be removed in many cities across the US, debates arise regarding how we 'honor' history and who should be honored with memorials. If anyone is looking for more...

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I love the spiritual aspect. Our teachers believe in us and make us feel that we can be great nurses”


“I just want to take a moment to thank everyone in the nursing department for the past four years of support, knowledge, skills, and life”.