Oklahoma Panhandle State University
P.O. Box 430
Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
ADN Program Details
The AAS in Nursing Program is brought to Oklahoma Panhandle State University by the Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Nurse Science Department via the Internet. The Nurse Science courses include online delivery of didactic content, skill laboratory instruction on the OPSU campus, and clinical experiences in affiliated agencies in the Goodwell, OK area. General education and related courses are not included as an online component of this program. Campus attendance is required for skills labs, clinical experiences and exams.
The program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is granted by OSU-OKC.
Students may take general prerequisite courses at OPSU either before or while in the nursing program. Nursing courses include classroom and laboratory experience. During the supervised practicum students apply concepts, techniques and skills acquired through campus classroom experiences.
The associate degree program in nursing is designed to prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. Graduates are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurse licensure. Students graduating with an AAS degree may articulate directly into the Bachelor of Science Nursing program (RN-BSN).
RN to BSN Program Details
The nursing faculty at OPSU have developed a program designed especially for the distance learner and part-time student. Our philosophy of caring and focus on the adult learner has lead us to develop a unique program in which the student is not required to come to campus for their nursing courses. All nursing courses are offered asynchronously via the Internet.
The BSN curriculum provides an academic program leading to the baccalaureate degree that builds on the knowledge and skills of the Associate or Diploma prepared Registered Nurse and is designed for the Registered Nurse whose career goals will be enhanced through further undergraduate study. The program is designed to support educational mobility and to strengthen community health and leadership abilities of nurses who already have a foundation in the profession.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Oklahoma Panhandle State University serves the public interest by educating Registered Nurses for entry into professional nursing practice in the Oklahoma Panhandle and surrounding areas. The program is designed to provide professional knowledge and skills to the working Registered Nurse, to support educational mobility and to strengthen community health and leadership abilities of nurses who already have a foundation in the profession, particularly in rural communities. These educational experiences are designed to prepare professional nurses for practice today and well into the 21st Century.