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About Us

Covenant School of Nursing—formerly Methodist Hospital School of Nursing—is located in Lubbock, Texas. Founded in 1918, Covenant School of Nursing is the oldest nursing school in the South Plains and has graduated more than 3,700 nurses. In January 2008, we proudly celebrated our 90th year of tradition, dedication and excellence in the world of nursing.

We are committed to producing highly skilled nurses who share our passion and commitment to patients and the nursing profession. Throughout our full-time, 76-week accredited diploma program, students receive both classroom training and faculty guided hands-on experiences in both lab and clinical settings. Our supportive learning environment ensures that every student receives the guidance and encouragement he or she needs to succeed as a registered nurse.

The Covenant Medical Library also provides support to the CSON students while in school and after (if they become Covenant employees). The Medical Librarian provides passwords and training on searching the nursing literature databases. There is no charge to Covenant students and employees for Library services.

Learn more about our accreditation, our affiliation with Covenant Health and the city of Lubbock.

Covenant Health Mission & Vision

At Covenant Health, caring for the people of our community and our region isn't just a job. It's our mission, it’s OUR calling. In fact, we seek to turn every patient contact into a sacred encounter.

Covenant Health Mission Statement

To extend Christian ministry by caring for the whole person—body, mind and spirit—and by working with others to improve health and quality of life in our communities.

Our Vision

We believe that to put our mission into practice we must provide the best possible care to all our patients. That means following proven, standardized practices throughout the system, focusing on evidence-based medicine and tracking and reporting outcomes. We work to nurture a culture of safety and expect to rank at the top of our class in providing an exceptional patient experience and successful treatment.

We believe that every interaction—whether it involves Covenant staff, our patients or their families—is a sacred encounter. We come together to provide compassionate care and contribute to the overall good health of the people we serve. We believe that each of the communities we serve should be among the healthiest in the United States, and we are committed to improving access to care.

Our Core Values

Dignity- We respect each person as an inherently valuable member of the human community and as a unique expression of life. Excellence- We foster personal and professional development, accountability, innovation, teamwork, and commitment to quality. Service- We bring together people who recognize that every interaction is a unique opportunity to serve one another, the community and society. Justice- We advocate for systems and structures that are attuned to the needs of the vulnerable and disadvantaged and that promote a sense of community among all persons.

Mission Statement of Covenant School of Nursing

In keeping with the Mission of Covenant Health, the Mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a quality nursing education founded on a correlation of evidenced-based best nursing practices, knowledge integration skills, and concepts of caring for the whole person, thereby providing the community with competent beginning nurse generalists.

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