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Juliana Bell Named Chair of SWOSU Department of Nursing


Juliana Bell has been appointed chair of the Department of Nursing at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Prior to coming to SWOSU in 2013, she worked as a nurse, cardiovascular education specialist and adjunct for OU Health Sciences Center.

Bell received her Bachelors of Science in nursing from SWOSU and her Masters of Science in nursing education from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her teaching interests include foundational nursing courses as well as pediatric, newborn and psychiatric care.

The SWOSU nursing program currently accepts 60 students for their traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.  Over 300 students are also currently enrolled in the department’s “RN to BSN” degree program.  Successful candidates in this totally online program enter as Registered Nurses and exit with the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.  The unit’s newest degree program, the Master of Science in nursing degree, currently has 70 students.  

Additional information about the SWOSU programs is available by contacting Bell at (580) 774-3258 or or Associate Dean Dr. Marcy Tanner at (580) 774-3178 or