Biological Sciences

Preprofessional Programs

Medicine (M.D. & O.D.)

The requirements for medical schools and osteopathic schools are similar and the student would be taking the same courses.  The minimum requirements for most schools of medicine are 90 semester hours.  Although the medical schools and osteopathic schools require 90 hours of course work, most people have their bachelor’s degree completed before they enter medical/osteopathic school.  For additional information about premedicine click here

Physical Assistant

The requirements for physician assistant programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon, Dr. Ning Wu  or Dr. Teresa Golden for advisement for the various programs. Even though only 90 hours are required for most programs, most students have a bachelor’s degree in biology before they enter the programs. Many of our students go to the University of Oklahoma. To learn more of OU’s program click here.

Veterinary Medicine

The requirements for veterinary medicine programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon for advisement for the various programs. Even though only 90 hours are required for most programs, most students have a bachelor’s degree (major biology, minor chemistry or double biology/chemistry major) before they enter the programs. Many of our students go to Oklahoma State University. To learn more of OSU’s program click here.

Physical Therapy

The requirements for physical therapy programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon, Dr. Ning Wu  or Dr. Teresa Golden for advisement for the various programs. Even though only 90 hours are required for most programs, most students have a bachelor’s degree in biology before they enter the programs. Many of our students go to the University of Oklahoma. To learn more of OU’s program click here.

Occupational Therapy

The requirements for occupational therapy programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon, Dr. Ning Wu or Dr. Teresa Golden for advisement for the various programs. Even though only 90 hours are required for most programs, most students have a bachelor’s degree in biology before they enter the programs. Many of our students go to the University of Oklahoma. To learn more of OU’s program click here.

Radiologic Technology

The requirements for radiologic technology programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon for advisement for the various programs. Many of our students go to the University of Oklahoma. To learn more of OU’s program click here.

Nutritional Science

The requirements for nutritional science programs are different for the various schools. See Dr. Diane Dixon for advisement for the various programs. Many of our students go to the University of Oklahoma. To learn more of OU’s program click here.

Nursing

Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession that involves both the art and the science of nursing. Professional nurses are in high demand in today’s health care system. Professional nurses are recognized for their skills, judgment and decision making ability. Research has shown that there is a direct correlation between successful patient recovery and the number of baccalaureate nurses providing care.
The ECU@Southeastern School of Nursing is recognized for its excellence in nursing education. ECU@SE graduates are heavily recruited by health care facilities throughout the central plains and the southwest.

Nursing Mission

The mission of the ECU School of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate nurses that are lifelong learners, to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care in an environment of teamwork and collaboration. Evidence based practice and informatics will be used to provide the best possible outcomes for the client and healthcare team in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse society.

Convenient Locations

The School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing degree to pre-licensed students at it two campus sites in Ada and Durant.

Clinical Experiences

East Central University nursing students have clinical learning experiences in modern, up-to-date hospitals and other clinical facilities throughout Oklahoma and North Texas.  Both rural and urban sites are used for clinical rotations. Students receive clinical experience in medical/surgical areas, pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric mental health nursing, critical care, community health and nursing leadership. Senior nursing students participate in a one-to-one experience with a qualified preceptor for a portion of their last semester.

Graduation Requirements

The Oklahoma Board of Regents requirements for graduation from any state supported 4-year college or university include:

  1. a minimum total of one hundred twenty-four (124) credit hours
  2. a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours from East Central University (Residency requirement)
  3. a minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited four-year senior institution
  4. a minimum of 40 upper division credit hours (3000 and/or 4000 level courses) in any subject matter
  5. a minimum of 15 of the last 30 credit hours from ECU or have at least 50% of the credit hours required by the institution in the Nursing Major completed from ECU

Recommended Course Schedule

Advisement

If you are interested in finding out more about the ECU@SE School of Nursing please call the office at 580-745-3180 to set up an appointment to meet with an advisor and discuss your educational plan.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

 


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