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Oklahoma City University


Oklahoma City University

Address:
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106

Phone:
(800) 633-7242
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Website: http://www.okcu.edu

Nursing Programs Offered

Accelerated BSN Programs
BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN Programs
RN to BSN Programs

RN to BSN Program Details

The RN-to-BSN program is for Registered Nurses who want to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Why choose Oklahoma City University?

• No admission or placement test!
• No math or science courses required
• Finish in as little as 9 months
• Nursing classes meet just one half day per week
• Online or innovative option general education courses available
• Comparable price
• Small classes with individualized attention

What we require for admission:

• 2.5 GPA
• RN license
• Associate degree or diploma in nursing from a nationally accredited nursing program
• TOEFL score of 550 or higher if English is not the mother tongue

Here's the bottom line for what you need to finish your BSN:

• 72 credit hours granted right off the top for a degree from a nationally accredited nursing program and an RN license
• 22 credit hours that can be in the form of transfer courses, portfolio* credit, and/or additional courses taken at Oklahoma City University
• At least 30 credit hours at Oklahoma City University (18 credit hours of nursing courses and 12 credit hours of electives/general education courses)

TOTAL: 124 credit hours needed for your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree

BSN Program Details

Unlike most schools offering bachelor's degrees in nursing, Kramer accepts all applicants, as soon as they are admitted to the university, with no separate application. Anyone admitted to OCU can declare a major in nursing from the beginning, belong to the Student Nurses Association, participate fully in the nursing school activities, have a nursing faculty advisor, and spend no time on a waiting list! You can start nursing courses as soon as you have:

A 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
Grades of C (2.0) or higher in prerequisite science courses
English proficiency
Not more than 9 credit hours of general education courses remaining

MSN Program Details

MSN Degree Tracks:

Nursing Education is designed to prepare the nurse to teach in post-secondary nursing programs, including schools of practical nursing, associate degree programs, and baccalaureate and higher degree programs. This track also prepares leaders for staff education positions within the health care system.

Nursing Administration is designed to prepare the nurse to serve in middle and upper management roles, including executive leadership, within health care organizations. This track includes courses taken from the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University related to finance and health care administration. An MSN/MBA option is also available.

Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program functions as a completion program for advanced practice nurses who already hold national certification and licensure as nurse midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and clinical specialists. A track with an Administrative focus has been approved to start in August 2011, and will admit nurses who hold certification in Nursing Administration. These nurses will typically hold clinical leadership positions in tertiary care centers, but this program may also be appropriate for the nurse entrepreneur.

Entrance requirements:

You must have a master’s degree in nursing and be currently licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) as a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, nurse anesthetist, or clinical nurse specialist. The Administration DNP candidate must have advanced certification in Nursing Administration and a minimum of 750 hours of clinical experience in a leadership role. The graduate GPA must be at or above 3.25 on a 4 point scale. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the DNP program. A score of at least 550 is required on the TOEFL if English is not the mother tongue. A personally written essay describing how the DNP will help the applicant achieve life and career goals, and a current CV must accompany the application to OCU.

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