Commission Impressed by SWOSU's Online RN to BSN Nursing Reports


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has been invited by The Higher Learning Commission to share its experiences from a recent successful evaluation of its online RN to BSN nursing program.

SWOSU was granted approval by the HLC, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, to start delivery of its RN to BSN online program.

Dr. Barbara Patterson, associate dean of the SWOSU School of Nursing, said the commission was impressed by SWOSU’s self-study and focused visit reports and wants SWOSU to display those reports at the 2009 annual meeting scheduled for April 17-21 in Chicago.

Delivery of the RN to BSN online program started earlier this year. Patterson is impressed that nearly 35 students are currently enrolled. This compares to approximately 15 students that had been participating in the weekend program.

For more information about the RN to BSN online program at SWOSU, contact Patterson at 580.774.3237 or