Individualized approach to immersive learning.

Our Mission:

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.
Individualized Approach. Faith Centered. Innovative Teaching.
Faith-based leadership
Faith based leadership provides the vision and compassion our students merit through learning.
Reduced class sizes
Reduced class sizes offer a more individualized approach to immersive learning.
State of the art simulation lab
State of the art simulation lab enables students to acquire real world skills in patient care in a safe environment.
Nursing Education Consortium With:
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Our Nursing Education Consortium is a partnership with two outstanding Abilene,TX universities: Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University. Pre-nursing students will complete their general education core at one of these universities, then apply to PHSSN for their final two years of their nursing education. Transfer students can apply to either university, and then PHSSN.
Hear what our students have to say:

I liked our clinical placements. I feel that PHSSN provides the best experiences to their students that help prepare us for practicum and eventual career placement. Our clinical instructors were always great.

- Former PHSSN Student

I made close, meaningful friendships. -The clinical experience was excellent. My clinical instructors were very knowledgeable, and I was always comfortable asking them questions and having discussions.

- Former PHSSN Student

My professor is very knowledgeable about the course material and demonstrated genuine compassion and concern for students and their ability to learn the material. 

- PHSSN Student

It is nice to have an instructor who is deeply passionate about their work. It was nice to know that I have someone who truly cares for student success.

- PHSSN Student

My professor cares about their students, both in the classroom and with struggles outside the classroom. My professor is always encouraging, and if students didn’t understand something, they would try to rephrase what they said in a way that we could understand it better. 

- PHSSN Student

The professor is an overall great role model and constantly encouraged us to be better students so that we will be great nurses.

- PHSSN Student

The faculty member was so organized and makes the classroom a welcoming environment.

- PHSSN Student

Everyone there truly cares about the students… and that is very encouraging.

- Former PHSSN Student