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Catholic Nursing Program at St. Gregory’s U. Approved by Higher Learning Commission

The Cardinal Newman Society previously reported earlier this year that St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., was in the process of designing a Catholic nursing program. Now, the University has announced that the Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) bridge program has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission. St. Gregory’s can begin to enroll students in the new program.

In addition, St. Gregory’s is currently in the process of gaining approval for a traditional BSN program from the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, but students are still able to enroll in the pre-nursing program.

St. Gregory’s nursing program is based on Catholic theology and social teaching and partners with four Catholic healthcare systems – Mercy, St. John, St. Francis, and St. Anthony. It combines both integrative and holistic care training.

"After the number of years St. Gregory's has spent working with an advisory board and constructing a feasibility study, the dream is taking shape," says Dr. Susan Barnes, director of nursing. "The inclusivity of the Benedictine Order makes this a program where students from any faith can thrive and grow."

St. Gregory’s University is recommended by The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic Identity.

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