Bethene Fahnestock
Dean, School of Human Environmental Sciences

200 "I" Street NE
Miami, Oklahoma  74354

Copen Hall, Room 222

Kathy Crownover
Secretary to the Dean
Copen Hall, Room 221

Diploma in Nursing
Research Medical Center
School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Pittsburg State University

Master of Science (Nursing)
University of Kansas

Currently pursuing a
Ph.D. in Education
Oklahoma State University

Bethene Fahnestock

Welcome to my faculty web page.  Please use this page for contact information, office hours, and access to the OIS 1113 Medical Terminology syllabus.  I would also like to share a ittle bit about my work experience and education.

I began teaching in the NEO Nursing Program in 1990.  I have two passions: teaching and nursing.  Helping others is important to me. I particularly enjoying helping others learn and more importantly helping others learn how to learn. 

I grew up in a rural farming community in western Missouri.  After high school, I pursued a diploma in nursing from Research Medical Center School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri.  Oklahoma has been my home since graduating from nursing school too many years ago to mention.

I practiced nursing for 12 years full-time, first in Tulsa and then in Miami.  I taught in the NEO nursing program for four years.  I then served as the Health Science Division Chair/Director of Nursing for four years, during which time I continued to teach part-time.  I currently serve as the Dean for the School of Human Environmental Sciences. 

While pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree, I took general education courses at NEO College.  I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree at Pittsburg State University and my Master of Science Degree (in Nursing) at the University of Kansas (Medical Center).  I am currently a student at Oklahoma State University, pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education.  I plan to graduate in December of 2011.

I enjoy learning and, even more so, I enjoy helping others learn.  Please feel free to contact me.

Once a Norseman, always a Norseman!!!!!

Office Hours


My office hours vary from week to week.  The following is my typical schedule of office hours.  You are welcome to stop by anytime; however, I suggest you call ahead or send me an e-mail to ensure that I will be available in my office.  You may call 918.540.6295 or e-mail: or you may call my secretary, Kathy, at 918.540.6282.

Monday 8:00 am to 12 noon 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 12 noon Meetings
Wednesday 8:00 am to 12 noon 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am to 12 noon 1:00 pm to 5:00 p.m
Friday 8:00 am to 12 noon 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm