School of Nursing moves to Live Oak campus

SAN ANTONIO – Wayland Baptist University’s School of Nursing has moved to Live Oak to provide an even higher level of excellence with new state-of-the-art classrooms and simulation labs at the institution’s San Antonio campus.

Nursing students began using the new facilities at 8300 Pat Booker Road today, March 27, 2023, which is the start of the Spring 2 session. Furnishings and equipment were recently moved to the new facilities, enabling students to enjoy a fluid and convenient transition. The school was previously located in New Braunfels.

“We are pleased to enhance our School of Nursing with this move to the university’s San Antonio area hub in Live Oak,” said Dr. Bobby Hall, president of Wayland Baptist University. “Believing that the profession of nursing should be able to respond to health care needs in an ever-changing environment, we want to provide the best learning experience possible for nursing students.”

“The high-fidelity simulation labs at the Live Oak campus are designed to foster the development of clinical skills and critical thinking competencies for our nursing students,” said Dr. Glenn Simmons, interim Executive Director/Campus Dean for the San Antonio campus. “We believe Wayland nursing students deserve a premier learning environment as they prepare for service in professional nursing.”

“Our School of Nursing prepares a diverse population of students to become nurses who deliver quality, compassionate care,” said Dr. Erin Dy, interim Dean of the School of Nursing. “Nursing students are now able to practice hands-on skills in state-of-the-art labs and classroom learning environments designed to encourage experiential learning.”

The new location at the crossroads of Interstate 35 and Loop 1604 offers more accessibility for WBU students. Hall noted the Live Oak facility is close to Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base, and major industrial complexes in the San Antonio area. Dy added that the move makes it more convenient for non-traditional students and active military learners to earn nursing degrees.

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Wayland’s School of Nursing is the only institution in the San Antonio area that offers a Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing bridge program. At the graduate level, a Master of Science in Nursing degree is offered.