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Start your nursing career with SFA

The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing provides an environment that is both nurturing and challenging, committed to student achievement and career success. Our nationally recognized program offers students access to advanced technology, hands-on learning opportunities and personalized instruction.

A message from the Director, Dr. Sara Bishop

Students at SFA’s Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing benefit from faculty who are experienced nurses, subject experts and skilled teachers. Students are thoroughly prepared in the classroom, simulation lab and clinical settings to provide top-quality comprehensive care to patients and families.

Our faculty, staff, students and alumni take pride in the outstanding education our nursing program provides. SFA graduates score high marks on the national licensure exam and continue onward and upward with thriving nursing careers. 

Opportunities for SFA nurses are endless! You can find graduates of our traditional Bachelor of Science in nursing program and Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online transition programs at facilities all over the state of Texas, around the United States and serving our country overseas as both civilian and military nurses.

I invite you to take a look around and see all that the SFA nursing program has to offer. If you have any questions, let us know – we are happy to help!

Sara Bishop, Ph.D., RNC-OB, CNE
Director, Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing

Academic programs and areas of study 

Earn your bachelor's degree in nursing through our traditional program or our Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing online transition program. We also offer a graduate degree for students looking for advanced training.

About Richard and Lucille DeWitt

Richard and Lucille DeWitt, Rich and Lucy to friends, were the owners of one of the largest KFC franchises in the country. They started in 1964 with locations in Nacogdoches and Lufkin, and later expanded to 68 other locations throughout the state of Texas.

In the local community, they were well-known for giving back. Rich took pride in providing for his employees and their families. Lucy was an avid community volunteer, founding and serving on the boards of multiple charitable organizations. When they sold their KFC franchise, they donated the land from the Nacogdoches headquarters to the SFA School of Nursing.

About Ed and Gwen Cole

Ed and Gwen Cole moved to Nacogdoches in 1978 from New Orleans, Louisiana. They fell in love with the area and became avid supporters of education and the local community. 

SFA students benefit from multiple scholarships and learning centers provided by the Coles, including the nursing program’s state-of-the-art simulation lab. 


Richard and Lucille Dewitt School of Nursing

5707 North Street
Administration Building
Suite 102

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6156, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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