Department of Nursing


  • Cindy Ford, Ph.D., RN, CNE, Director of Undergraduate Nursing
  • Terry Delaney, D.N.P.., RN
  • Cindy Ford, Ph.D., RN, CNE
  • LaNell Harrison, Ph.D., RN
  • JoAnn Long, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC
  • Mark Wilkinson, M.S.N., RN


To earn a degree, students must complete the curriculum and meet other requirements for a degree listed in the academic policy section of this catalog.



Students planning to enter nursing school must complete the prerequisites for admission to the nursing school. The following is the pre-nursing program at Lubbock Christian University, which is designed to complete the curricular requirements for entry to Covenant School of Nursing. Consult the pre-nursing advisor for more specific information about requirements to enter other schools of nursing.

A. University Core (26-29 hours)

  • BIB1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO2001  Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • GOV2301  National Government
  • HIS2301  History of the United States I
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • UNI1170  University Seminar
  • 3 hours from MAT if recommended by advisor       

B. Supporting Courses (24 hours)

  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO2002  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
  • BIO3301  Introductory Genetics
  • BIO3310  General Microbiology
  • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
  • BIO3322  Nutrition
  • PSY2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • 4 hours from
    • CHE    1305  Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHE    1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
    • CHE    1307  General Chemistry I
    • CHE    1107  General Chemistry I Lab


Associate of Science in General Science

A. University Core (24 hours)

  • 3 hours from BIB
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • HSC2310  Lifespan Human Development or 3 hours SOC
  • BIO3322  Nutrition
  • MAT1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from GOV
  • 3 hours from HIS

B. Major (42 hours)

  • Successful Completion of Covenant School of Nursing Curriculum

C. Supporting Courses (22 hours)

  • BIO2401  Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO2402  Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO3310  General Microbiology
  • BIO3111  Microbiology Lab
  • BIO3300  Genetics
  • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • 3 hours from
    • MAT3303  Probability and Statistics
    • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
    • SWK3310  Statistics

D. Total (88 hours)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This degree is designed for graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs who hold the RN license. Emphasis is placed on self-directed learning, promoting personal and professional growth, providing holistic, appropriate care to individuals, families, and communities, and populations, and encouraging independent action. Students may practice in a variety of health care settings in the Lubbock and the surrounding area. Time is spent in directed and independent practicum activities according to course requirements.

Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • Admission to the university
  • Interview
  • Current CPR certification (if not currently employed as a nurse)
  • Evidence of current or pending RN license
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing
  • Evaluation of official transcripts for each college or university attended
  • Minimum of C in any prerequisite course and a GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale

Additional Requirements

  • Student liability insurance fee of $65 is billed to students annually.
  • Criminal background checks are required prior to enrollment. Information is available in the Department of Nursing office.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A. University Core (33 hours)

  • BIO    2401  Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO    2402  Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE1305  Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE1105  Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • ENG1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG1302  Composition and Literature
  • HIS2301  History of the United States I
  • GOV2301  National Government
  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • SOC1300  General Sociology
  • 3 hours from BIB

B. Major (29-30 hours)

  • NUR     3200  Introduction to BSN Program
  • NUR     3214  History and Theory of Nursing
  • NUR     3314  Trends and Issues
  • NUR     4311  Nursing Research
  • NUR     4314  Leadership and Management I
  • NUR     4316  Leadership and Management II
  • NUR     4318  Professional Role Development
  • NUR     4403  Community Health I
  • NUR     4305  Community Health II
  • 3-4 hours from
    • NUR     3313/3413  Cultural Diversity
    • NUR     4320  Comparative Health Systems
    • NUR     4352  Special Topics
    • NUR     4399  Independent Study
  • A minimum of a C is required in all nursing courses

C. Supporting Courses (13 hours)

  • BIO    3322  Nutrition
  • BIO    3301  Introductory Genetics
  • BIO    3310  General Microbiology
  • BIO    3111  Microbiology Lab
  • PSY    3310  Psychological Statistics

D. Validation (42 hours)

  • Validation is acquired through successful completion of NUR 3200

E. Electives (2-3 hours)

F. Total (120 hours)

Note: Students must earned at least a C in major courses.