Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

2149 Hickory Street
Abilene, TX 79601
United States
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Denominational Affiliation: 
Baptist / Methodist

Mission Statement

Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing develops nurses and other healthcare providers through education enlightened by Christian principles to lead, serve, and influence the holistic needs of a complex global society.


  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • State Board of Registered Nursing
  • National League for Nursing

Program Distinctives

  • Faith Centered
  • ‚ÄčIndividualized Approach
  • Innovative Teaching

Mission/Service-Learning Opportunities

PHSSN participates in local and international mission experiences. The FNP class is preparing to participate in an inter-professional mission trip to Kenya in collaboration with physical therapist and physician assistants. Other international and local mission opportunities are currently under development.

Degrees Offered

  • RN to BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS, BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Education (MSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing -¬†Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Post-Master's Certificate (FNP)