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School of Nursing & Health Professions
Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Professions

We are delighted that you have chosen Oakwood University (OU) as the place to complete college your education. You will find OU a great place to enhance your walk with Christ. In addition, you will learn professional skills that will develop you academically and professionally. Whether you have chosen, Allied Health, Health and Physical Education, Nutrition and Dietetics, or Nursing, you have decided to enter a profession that mimics the life of Christ by serving others. Get ready! You are entering professional school!

As you enter to learn, you are beginning a professional program that will require discipline, fortitude, perseverance, and the faith that you will be successful. We expect great things from you and anticipate your continued professional progress! Again, Welcome!!

– Dr. James Mbyirukira

Accreditation Status with The Alabama Board of Nursing

As required by the Alabama Board of Nursing, Oakwood University Nursing Department is informing our current and potential students of the Notice of Continued Deficiency. Our average NCLEX pass rate for the past three years has fallen below the 80% benchmark. Per ABN, the program must show substantial progress in achieving an 80% or above pass rate by May 2024.

www.abn.alabama.gov

 

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SCHOOL NEWS

UNCF Golf Classic hosted by Oakwood University

Friday, April 7, 2023 Registration: 7:00 AM | Shotgun Start: 8:00 a.m. Hampton Cove Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail Highlands Golf Course 450 Old Hwy. 431, Owens Crossroads, AL 35763 Fee for Individual Golfers: $250 Per Golfer (Includes Golf, Cart, Meals) Register here:...

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OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund

OU Changemaker: Today in Annual Fund A mini-series by Esther Smith, Development Officer Passionately telling the Oakwood story, this series will highlight the stories of those who run parallel to us, supporting the Oakwood Mission.  Rosenia D. Bailey, a member of the...

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Carter Hall News Update #3

Oakwood Family, As of today, September 15, 2022, most of the post-fire cleanup has been completed in Carter Hall. Thankfully, because of the fire’s localized nature, the vast majority of the rooms in Carter Hall were not affected by fire or water. However, smoke from...

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Make a Gift. See the Difference.

The Oakwood University Annual Fund Campaign supports the basics for our students. From student aid to academic department
support, your gift makes a difference for the future of Oakwood. Don’t delay— make your gift today! Make a secure gift online at: www.OUgiving.com, or call us at: 256-726-7201, to speak to a development associate.

Distinguished Alumni

Gina Spivey Brown, Ph.D., currently serves as the Dean of the School of Nursing at Howard University. In her short tenure there, she has led the faculty in restoring the program to much of its former glory. When she chaired the nursing program at Columbia Union College, it had some of its greatest success in terms of students passing the state board exams. She has traveled the world consulting with nursing educators on how to strengthen programs, and she is always willing to assist.