LeTourneau to offer nursing degree

Published on Monday, 28 July 2014 23:34 - Written by Staff Reports


A new opportunity for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing will be available this fall.

Earlier this month, the Texas Board of Nursing approved LeTourneau University in Longview to offer the program. It was still pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at the time of this news release.

“LETU has built an esteemed reputation for excellence in our science and technical academic programs,” LeTourneau President Dr. Dale A. Lunsford said, according to the news release. “The addition of nursing will further advance our STEM programs and give students the opportunity to learn nursing practice in a Christian context.”

The program will be delivered through a combination of face-to-face courses, online enhancements and supervised, hands-on clinical experiences.  

Dr. Kimberly Quiett, who has 24 years of nursing experience, is the new dean of nursing. Two faculty members, Dr. Kristina Ibitayo and Jennifer Bray, have clinical and educational nursing experience.

In keeping with LeTourneau’s mission, the School of Nursing’s vision is to provide an innovative educational program that inspires students and faculty to express their Christian faith through their contributions in nursing care and leadership, Dr. Quiett said.

Visit www.letu.edu/nursing for more information about the new school.