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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 ACEN

The baccalaureate degree nursing program at Oakwood University Department of Nursing located in Huntsville, Alabama is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation for Good Cause.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm

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CAMPUS CLOSURE NOTICE! | 8-30-2021

Due to potential severe weather on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 that includes the possibility of spin-up tornadoes, campus offices will be closed.  Classes will be suspended - that is, no virtual or face-to-face classes will take place on Tuesday, August 31st.  Please...

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Progress on Oakwood’s Treehouse Lounge

Your donations at work!! We are excited to share the progress of the new Oakwood Treehouse Lounge & Café. Things are beginning to take shape asthe lower level of Blake Center is being transformed for our students. Thanks to the project organizers and all the...

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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.