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 4,500 nurses. In January 2018, we will proudly
celebrated our 100th year of tradition, dedication and excellence in 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, 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.
Covenant Medical Library also provides support to the CSON students while in school and after for
those who 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.
Mission Statement of Covenant School of Nursing
In keeping with the Mission of Covenant Health, as expressions of God’s
healing love, the Mission of the School of Nursing is to provide a quality
nursing education founded on evidenced-based practices, integration of
nursing skills, and concepts of caring for the whole person. We are steadfast
in serving all with competent beginning nurse generalists.
Covenant School of Nursing Philosophy
Covenant School of Nursing Faculty believes Nursing is a discipline dedicated
to the promotion of optimum health for the individual, family, and community.
Nursing requires the integration of knowledge and skills from biological,
psychological, and sociological sciences with evidenced-based nursing
practice and concepts of caring for the individual as a whole person.
The patient's needs and care requirements are met through the use
of the nursing process of assessment, analysis, planning, implementation,
and evaluation. The nurse collaborates with the patient, family, and healthcare
team to formulate a plan of care to meet the needs across the lifespan
and health-illness continuum.
Covenant School of Nursing provides a correlation between scientific concepts
and evidence-based nursing practice. Our curriculum facilitates the student's
development of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities to function
as a nurse generalist capable of critical thinking, independent judgment,
and self-direction. The School of Nursing promotes learning through a
curriculum based on Lenburg's Competency Outcomes and a variety of
learning experiences which progress from simple to complex.
Covenant Health Affiliation
Covenant School of Nursing is a member of
Covenant Health, the region’s largest health system, servicing 62 counties throughout
West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Covenant is home to more than 5,500
employees, with 4,500 of those working in Lubbock.
In addition to its four hospitals in Lubbock, the Covenant network includes
20 regional facilities, 450 active physicians, 14 home health locations,
one home infusion facility, and Hospice of Lubbock.
To learn more about Covenant Health's Mission, Vision, and Values,