Oklahoma Nursing School Programs:
ASN, BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN

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Oklahoma Nursing School Programs organized by degree type:

  • ASN
  • BSN
  • BSN Accelerated
  • RN to BSN
  • MSN
  • RN to MSN

Looking for a rewarding career high in demand and with high starting pay? Then becoming a registered nurse is for you!

According to the US Government Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is growing much faster than average with median pay above $32 per hour. These results are partly due to the fact that the nursing field is continually transforming into an increasingly advanced healthcare profession.

The following is a list of accredited nursing school programs organized by degree type: ASN, BSN, BSN Accelerated, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN. Each school has basic information listed about their program, including:

  • Prerequisites (GPA, SAT/ACT, TEAS scores, etc.)
  • Concentrations (MSN degrees)
  • Accreditation
  • Location
  • Length of Program

Why only accredited nursing schools? Because accreditation guarantees you will receive the education and experience you need to pass your state's licensing test. Accreditation means you will be doing your clinicals in a hospital rather than a museum (We wish that was a joke!). Anyone can create an educational program and call it a nursing program, but the only way to guarantee the quality of that program is accreditation by ACEN or CCNE.

Oklahoma ASN School Programs


An associate's degree in nursing is basically the only associate's degree that can land you a job making over $20 per hour, guaranteed. However, many hospitals are requiring their nurses to obtain their BSN within 5 years of becoming employed.

Eventually, the Associate's degree in nursing will be phased out completely, since hospitals are being encouraged to have BSN nurses employed by such forces as Magnet status awarded by ANCC. This push towards nurses having a Bachelor's degree comes from the fact that the Registered Nurse position is becoming a more advanced medical profession.

For the time being, while hospitals are still hiring nurse's with associate's degrees, one career pathway some students take is to get their Associate's Degree in Nursing, followed by doing an online RN to BSN program. This pathway is often more cost effective, although finding a job with an associate's degree may be more difficult than for someone having a Bachelor's in Nursing.

Connors State College / Northeastern State University: Synar Center ADN

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College ADN

  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: Minimum ACT of 19, TEAS score, Minimum Grade of C in all Classes, Minimum 2.5 Prerequisite GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Miami, OK

Oklahoma City Community College ADN (AAS)

Rogers State University ADN (AAS)

  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: ACT score, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Claremore, OK

Tulsa Community College ADN (AAS)

Western Oklahoma State College ADN (AAS)

  • http://www.wosc.edu/index.php?page=nursing
  • Length of Program: 2 years (5 semesters)
  • Prerequisites: HESI A2 score (Recommend Minimum 80% sub-scores), Minimum 2.0 GPA, Anatomy, Algebra, Chemistry, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Altus, OK

Oklahoma BSN Traditional School Programs


Many schools offering BSN traditional programs accept students into the program as Freshman; however some schools consider the first two years to be "pre-nursing" and acceptance into the last two years of the "nursing" portion of the program can be competitive. Be sure to find out if acceptance into the program guarantees acceptance for the entire four years, since this will differ from school to school.

Students obtaining their BSN will be more competitive as job-seekers than their Associate degree peers. However, due to the high growth rate of the nursing field, rarely does a brand new Registered Nurse have problems finding a job within the first six months, no matter what kind of degree they have.

Oklahoma Baptist University BSN Traditional

  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: Minimum ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, Minimum 3.0 GPA (or in top 50% of class), Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Shawnee, OK
  • Details: Conditional acceptance may be available for students with lower ACT or SAT test scores.

Oklahoma Christian University BSN Traditional

Oklahoma City University BSN Traditional

  • http://www.okcu.edu/nursing/programs/undergrad/
  • Length of Program: 16 months (Accelerated); 2 years (Traditional); Part-time option (Nursing + 2 years General Education)
  • Prerequisites: Minimum ACT of 22 or SAT of 1020, Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA, Minimum 2.5 Science GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Wesleyan University BSN Traditional

  • http://www.okwu.edu/residential/school-of-nursing/
  • Length of Program: 4 years (General Education + Nursing)
  • Prerequisites: ACT/SAT score; TEAS score; General Education; Minimum 2.75 GPA; English Composition 1 & 2; Psychology; Complete At Least Two with Minimum Grade of C: Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry (General & Organic); etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Bartlesville, OK
  • Details: Students with a high enough ACT or SAT score are exempt from taking the BSN entrance exam (TEAS).

Oral Roberts University BSN Traditional

Southern Nazarene University BSN Traditional

  • http://snu.edu/traditional-bs-with-a-nursing-major
  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: ACT or SAT score, Minimum 2.75 GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, Human Development, Speech, Algebra, Statistics, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Bethany, OK
  • Details: Southern Nazarene University gives preference to students who completed their prerequisites at SNU.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center BSN Traditional

  • http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Academic-Programs/bsn.cfm
  • Length of Program: 4 years
  • Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 Cumulative & Science GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrition, Chemistry, Psychology or Sociology (6 credits worth), Developmental Psychology, English Composition 1 & 2, US Government, US History, Culture, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK; Lawton, OK; Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma BSN Accelerated School Programs


BSN Accelerated degrees are for career-changers who already have a Bachelor's degree in a different field. Typically, acceptance into these programs only require that certain prerequisite classes have been taken and that the student has at least a 2.5 to 3.0 GPA.

Oklahoma City University BSN Accelerated Second Degree

  • Length of Program: 16 months (Accelerated); 2 years (Traditional); Part-time option
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA, Minimum 2.5 Science GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Psychology, Chemistry, etc
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center BSN Accelerated Second Degree

  • http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/academic-programs/absn.cfm
  • Length of Program: 14 months Full-time
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree, Minimum 2.5 GPA (last 60 credit hours), Minimum 2.5 Science GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Developmental Psychology, Nutrition, Chemistry, US Government, US History, English Composition 1 & 2, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK; Lawton, OK; Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma RN to BSN School Programs


Most RN to BSN school programs are offered online, or are a hybrid of online/on-campus courses. These schools assume you are currently working as an RN, and since you have already proven a certain level of knowledge with your licensure, they often offer great flexibility for obtaining your BSN.

The RN to BSN program option has gained in popularity due to the push towards requiring nurses to have a Bachelor's level education.

Bacone College RN to BSN

Northeastern State University RN to BSN

Oklahoma Baptist University RN to BSN

  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, RN license, Minimum ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Shawnee, OK
  • Details: Conditional acceptance may be available for students with lower ACT or SAT test scores.

Oklahoma City University RN to BSN

  • http://www.okcu.edu/nursing/programs/rn-to-bsn/
  • Length of Program: 9 months Full-time
  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, RN license, Minimum 2.5 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Details: Oklahoma City University's RN to BSN program is offered on-campus (four hours per week).

Oklahoma Wesleyan University RN to BSN

Oral Roberts University RN to BSN

  • http://www.oru.edu/academics/college_of_nursing/rntobsn/
  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, RN license, Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Chemistry, Psychology (General & Developmental), Statistics, Speech, History, Government, New & Old Testament, English Composition 1 & 2, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online / Tulsa, OK

Rogers State University RN to BSN

  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, Oklahoma RN license, Minimum 2.5 GPA, Basic Life Support (BLS) & CPR certification by American Heart Association (AHA), Professional Liability Insurance, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Claremore, OK

Southern Nazarene University RN to BSN

  • http://snu.edu/rn-to-bs
  • Length of Program: 15 months
  • Prerequisites: ADN degree, RN license, Minimum 2.75 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online / Bethany, OK; Tulsa, OK
  • Details: Southern Nazarene University's RN to BSN program is offered completely online, or can be done on-campus (once per week class).

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center RN to BSN

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

Saint Louis University School of Nursing RN to BSN

Oklahoma MSN Traditional School Programs


The basic MSN options are Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership, and various Nurse Practitioners. Typically, nursing education and leadership are offered online and are easier to obtain. However, due to the ease of obtaining these MSN degrees and the lack of jobs in the field (in relation to supply), it is not uncommon for RN's with MSN's in education or leadership to have difficulty finding a job.

Conversely, Nurse Practitioners are in high demand, having much of the authority of Medical Doctors. If you visit an outpatient clinic, the person seeing you may actually be an NP instead of a doctor, which is a growing trend in the healthcare field. A Nurse Practitioner is a professional somewhere in-between a Medical Doctor (MD) and a Physician's Assistant (PA).

Also a growing trend is a desire for Nurse Practitioners with Doctorate degrees (DNP), as the NP profession becomes more and more like the MD end of the spectrum. This typically means more authority and more pay.

Northeastern State University MSN Traditional

  • Concentration: Nursing Education
  • Length of Program: 1-2 years
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, GRE or MAT score, Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA or 3.0 Nursing GPA, Statistics, Professional Liability Insurance, CPR certification, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Online (Muskogee, OK)

Oklahoma Baptist University MSN Traditional

  • Concentrations: Nursing Education, Global Nursing
  • Length of Program: 18 months (may vary by concentration)
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA (in last 60 credit hours), Statistics, Two years Nursing Experience preferred, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online (Shawnee, OK)

Oklahoma City University MSN Traditional

  • http://www.okcu.edu/nursing/programs/masters/
  • Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership
  • Length of Program: 2 years
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: ACEN
  • Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Wesleyan University MSN Traditional

  • http://www.okwu.edu/adult/master-of-science-in-nursing/
  • Concentrations: Nursing Administration, Nursing Education
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Online / Bartlesville, OK
  • Details: Probationary admission may be granted to students with a 2.50-2.99 GPA.

Southern Nazarene University MSN Traditional

  • Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership
  • Length of Program: 1-2 years
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, Oklahoma RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Statistics, Three Letters of Recommendation, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Bethany, OK

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center MSN Traditional

Out-of-State Nursing Schools

Saint Louis University School of Nursing MSN Traditional

  • http://www.slu.edu/nursing/majors-and-degrees/master-of-science-in-nursing-nurse-practitioner-%28msn-np%29
  • Concentrations: Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner, Adult Primary Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Length of Program: Full-time & Part-time options available
  • Prerequisites: BSN degree, RN license (in state where clinicals will be done), Minimum 3.25 GPA, Three Professional Letters of Recommendation, CPR certification by the American Heart Association (AHA), etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE, Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Location: Online (St. Louis, MO)
  • Details: Recently graduated BSN students, with no clinical work experience, may be able to gain admission on a part-time basis while gaining nursing work experience.

Oklahoma RN to MSN School Programs


For Registered Nurses who want to obtain their BSN and MSN at the same time, or for RN's who have a Bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, many schools offer RN to MSN programs. The only drawback to these programs is that generally only Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership are possible degree concentrations. If you have any interest in becoming a Nurse Practitioner, then the more traditional route is more appropriate.

Note: Some schools do not award a BSN through their RN to MSN option, offering only a direct path from ASN to MSN. Your work experience will likely play a large role in finding a job with your MSN if you do not have a Bachelor's degree to go with it.

Oklahoma City University RN to MSN

Southern Nazarene University RN to MSN

  • http://snu.edu/alternative-masters-nursing
  • Concentrations: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership
  • Length of Program: 19 months Full-time
  • Prerequisites: ADN & Bachelor's degree, RN license, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Statistics, etc.
  • Accreditation: CCNE
  • Location: Bethany, OK


State List of Nursing School Programs

Disclaimer: Nursing schools sometimes change their prerequisites and other information. Accreditation is also renewable, which means nursing schools can lose their accreditation. While we attempt to keep all information up-to-date, the most reliable source of information is the actual nursing school website (links are provided). This website is for information purposes only and currently has no affiliation with any particular nursing school.

Nursing Abbreviations: Quick Reference


Abbreviations for Degrees and Titles

  • ASN/ADN = Associate of Science in Nursing / Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN = Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN = Master of Science in Nursing
  • CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant
  • LPN = Licensed Practical Nurse
  • RN = Registered Nurse
  • NP = Nurse Practitioner (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)
  • CNS = Clinical Nurse Specialist (Masters/Doctorate degree level education)

College Assessment Exams

  • ACT = American College Testing program (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • SAT = Scholastic Aptitude Test (Undergraduate college entrance exam)
  • TEAS = Test of Essential Academic Skills
  • HESI A2 = Health Education Systems Inc. Admission Assessment
  • GRE = Graduate Record Examination (Graduate college entrance exam)

Accreditation Agencies

  • ACEN = Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • CCNE = Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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