Lubbock Christian University

Department of Nursing

Nursing Programs

Department of Nursing

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The Department of Nursing offers both an RN/BSN and two MSN degrees - Education/Leadership and Family Nurse Practitioner. The programs are taught by a highly qualified faculty and offered in a hybrid format, a combination of traditional and online classes. The faculty is dedicated to excellence in nursing, nursing education and the improvement of health care through individual, family and community care.

All programs are designed to accommodate the schedules of employed nurses. The small, friendly campus atmosphere provides for a caring and accessible faculty and staff in a Christian learning environment.

Impressive Outcomes

  • Nursing Alumni in Leadership roles (VP’s, Directors, Managers, Assistant Directors, Assistant Managers and Educators) at UMC and Covenant Health
    • 43% of UMC leadership graduated from LCU's nursing program
    • 55% of those at Covenant Health are products of LCU
  • Trained as Experts in the Field
    • 53% of faculty at South Plains College are LCU Alumni
    • 46% of Covenant School of Nursing faculty are alumni of the LCU nursing program
    • 16% of faculty at Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing are LCU Nursing graduates


In 1991, the RN-BSN program admitted its first students to the program designed for the working registered nurse to complete a bachelor's degree in one year. Since that time, many nurses have completed the BSN degree at LCU. These nurses fulfill a variety of nursing roles providing compassionate care to the patients of the West Texas area and beyond.

The MSN program admitted its inaugural class in 2005.  A 35 hour blended leadership/education program was designed to prepare professional registered nurses for an advanced level of service and certifications in positions of education and leadership across health settings in the 21st century.

In 2011, a new chapter of nursing education began with the creation of the partnership with Covenant School of Nursing. This partnership benefits the Covenant student towards accomplishment of the BSN degree with an almost seamless transition to LCU. The strength of this partnership is the ability of the Covenant graduate to easily complete the BSN requirements as they work full time in only 2-3 semesters. The outcome is a highly marketable nurse with strong clinical experience and the advanced nursing education in theory, community health and leadership/management.

A Family Nurse Practitioner track within the Master of Science nursing program was introduced in Summer 2014.The FNP program was accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) in 2014. The first graduating class was in May 2016.

The RN-BSN, MSN, and FNP programs are accredited by: ACEN

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
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In keeping with the Mission of Lubbock Christian University, the faculty of the Department of Nursing is dedicated to providing a quality education within the spiritual dimension of life and to impart a system of values for living, caring and for service to others, including those needing health care. The faculty is dedicated to preparing graduates for the professional practice in nursing in a variety of health care settings within a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse environment and to providing a foundation for graduate studies and lifelong learning in nursing.

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A Message From the Department of Nursing Faculty

We are honored that you have chosen the Nursing Program at Lubbock Christian University for the completion of your bachelor's and/or master's degree. The programs are designed to raise your awareness of a variety of issues as you move to a higher level of learning.

Every member of our team is committed to your success. We care about you and your life goals. While you are here we believe your thinking will be challenged, your perspectives broadened, and your knowledge enhanced. The differences among us are to be appreciated as they yield greater awareness of the uniqueness and the importance of individuality.

At the end of your program of study you will find new doors open with new directions. We encourage you to continue toward new goals and new challenges. Learning should never end.

We are eager to know you and embark together on this educational and interpersonal journey. We become richer because of our encounter and our mutual interests and dreams. Thanks for being an important part of the nursing program.

Our very best to you,

The Nursing Faculty

BSN Student Outcome Data 2018
  • Employment upon graduation: 100%
  • Program Completion rates: 84%
BSN Student Outcome Data 2019 (spring only)
  • Employment upon graduation: 100%
  • Program Completion rates: 80%
BSN Student Outcome Data 2020
  • Employment upon graduation: 98%
  • Program Completion rates: 100%

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