Best Ranked 23 RN
Programs in Oklahoma

RN Programs in Oklahoma

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Oklahoma

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Oklahoma in the listings below.

The new healthcare reform has prompted the Oklahoma Nursing Association to join the objective of sending nurses back to school. A recent discussion at the ONA House of Delegates focused on the vital impact that nurses have throughout hospitals. The hospital-centered education of the ADN can no longer support the role the registered nurse has in the community and preventative health and nursing research. It is because of this that there is a push for all registered nurses to obtain a BSN within ten years of initial graduation and practice. Nursing schools have responded by introducing many RN and BSN programs in Oklahoma, which make earning a bachelor’s degree realistic and achievable.

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Ranked Schools : 23

Evaluated Schools : 37

RN Programs in Oklahoma

LPNs in Oklahoma will find many RN programs where they can expand their knowledge.  Most of these programs are at the community college level, although there are some larger colleges and universities that have associate's degrees offered on their campuses.  These institutions may be a good idea for the LPN who may seek to become a BSN-prepared nurse at some point in time.  
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

RANKED 1

Rogers State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.6885193.77%

Rogers State University

  • 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK - 74017-3252
  • (918) 343-7777

Rogers State University is located in Claremore, Oklahoma.  RSU offers several options for its nursing students; they have an ADN degree.  LPNs and paramedics are eligible for the bridge program, which allows the student advanced standing into the ADN program.  They also offer a BSN program; their BSN program is specifically an ADN to BSN program.

  • Campus: Claremore, OK
  • Net Price: $12,002.00
  • Enrollment: 4,473
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 12.82%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,926.00
  • Median Payment: $93.20
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

Oklahoma City Community College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.613192.26%

Oklahoma City Community College

  • 7777 S May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK - 73159-9987
  • (405) 682-1611

Oklahoma City Community College is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  OCCC offers online access to the Rosetta Stone language programs to all its students.  They have several options for their nursing students; they have a general ADN option, an LPN to career ladder pathway, and a baccalaureate to ADN pathway, allowing the student with a another bachelor’s degree entrance into the program.

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Net Price: $6,599.00
  • Enrollment: 13,491
  • Transfer Out Rate: 20.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 21.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -9.57%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,500.00
  • Median Payment: $57.43
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 3

Oklahoma Wesleyan University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.528190.56%

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

  • 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, OK - 74006-6299
  • (918) 333-6151

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  OWU is a Christian university where students interject Christian education into their studies. They offer a traditional BSN program on-campus, as well as an RN to BSN program that can be completed on-campus or online.

  • Campus: Bartlesville, OK
  • Net Price: $21,220.00
  • Enrollment: 1,214
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 21.12%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,666.00
  • Median Payment: $174.01
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 4

Rose State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.413188.26%

Rose State College

  • 6420 S E 15th, Midwest City, OK - 73110-2799
  • (405) 733-7311

Rose State College is located in Midwest City, Oklahoma.  They offer an ADN degree program.  They also offer a Career Ladder Track, which allows LPNs, paramedics and military medics to bridge into the ADN program.  Both options can be completed online or in the traditional classroom.  Classes may be daytime or evenings, with clinical experiences varying from mornings or afternoons.  The Career Ladder track can be completed in 2 semesters.

  • Campus: Midwest City, OK
  • Net Price: $7,892.00
  • Enrollment: 7,193
  • Transfer Out Rate: 18.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 21.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -18.15%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,250.00
  • Median Payment: $54.82
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 5

Tulsa Community College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.3795187.59%

Tulsa Community College

  • 6111 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, OK - 74135-6198
  • (918) 595-7000

Tulsa Community College is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  TCC offers an ADN program and a Career Mobility Track, for LPNs and paramedics to complete their RN degree.  Their nursing program was created in 1971 when a group of Tulsa-area hospitals joined together to create a college-based nursing program in Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma; now, more than 4,000 students have graduated with nursing degrees from TCC.

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Net Price: $6,600.00
  • Enrollment: 18,640
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 26.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 4.96%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $6,331.00
  • Median Payment: $66.10
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 6

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.355187.10%

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

  • 900 N Portland, Oklahoma City, OK - 73107-6195
  • (405) 947-4421

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Net Price: $6,318.00
  • Enrollment: 6,996
  • Transfer Out Rate: 39.70%
  • Loan Default Rate: 17.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -2.52%
  • Graduation Rate: 5.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,172.00
  • Median Payment: $85.33
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 7

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.2425184.85%

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

  • 1801 E 4th St, Okmulgee, OK - 74447-3901
  • (918) 293-4678

  • Campus: Okmulgee, OK
  • Net Price: $8,304.00
  • Enrollment: 3,618
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 50.38%
  • Graduation Rate: 26.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,117.00
  • Median Payment: $84.75
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 8

Seminole State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.1735183.47%

Seminole State College

  • 2701 Boren Blvd, Seminole, OK - 74868-1901
  • (405) 382-9950

  • Campus: Seminole, OK
  • Net Price: $8,614.00
  • Enrollment: 2,020
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 28.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -11.76%
  • Graduation Rate: 21.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,236.00
  • Median Payment: $75.55
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 9

Redlands Community College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.134182.68%

Redlands Community College

  • 1300 S Country Club Rd, El Reno, OK - 73036-5304
  • (405) 262-2552

  • Campus: El Reno, OK
  • Net Price: $5,816.00
  • Enrollment: 2,971
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 25.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 13.93%
  • Graduation Rate: 16.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $6,175.00
  • Median Payment: $64.47
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 10

Platt College-North OKC RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.3635167.27%

Platt College-North OKC

  • 2727 W. Memorial Rd, Oklahoma City, OK - 73134
  • (405) 749-2433

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 11

Platt College-Tulsa RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.1965163.93%

Platt College-Tulsa

  • 3801 S Sheridan, Tulsa, OK - 74145
  • (918) 663-9000

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 12

Bacone College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 2.9035158.07%

Bacone College

  • 2299 Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, OK - 74403-1597
  • (9.1) 868-3E+13

  • Campus: Muskogee, OK
  • Net Price: $14,245.00
  • Enrollment: 965
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -8.69%
  • Graduation Rate: 3.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $11,875.00
  • Median Payment: $123.99
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 13

ITT Technical Institute-Tulsa RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.8945157.89%

ITT Technical Institute-Tulsa

  • 4500 S. 129th East Avenue, Suite 152, Tulsa, OK - 74134
  • (918) 615-3900

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Net Price: $22,736.00
  • Enrollment: 519
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 6.70%
  • Graduation Rate: 11.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 14

ITT Technical Institute-Oklahoma City RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.218144.36%

ITT Technical Institute-Oklahoma City

  • 50 Penn Place Office Tower, 1900 NW Expressway St.-Ste 305, Oklahoma City, OK - 73118
  • (405) 810-4100

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Net Price: $23,566.00
  • Enrollment: 408
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 4.23%
  • Graduation Rate: 26.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Carl Albert State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Carl Albert State College

  • 1507 S McKenna, Poteau, OK - 74953-5208
  • (918) 647-1200

  • Campus: Poteau, OK
  • Net Price: $5,315.00
  • Enrollment: 2,458
  • Transfer Out Rate: 13.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 26.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 89.62%
  • Graduation Rate: 22.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $4,031.00
  • Median Payment: $42.09
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Connors State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Connors State College

  • Route 1, Warner, OK - 74469
  • (918) 463-2931

  • Campus: Warner, OK
  • Net Price: $7,851.00
  • Enrollment: 2,397
  • Transfer Out Rate: 15.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 10.44%
  • Graduation Rate: 12.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $6,980.00
  • Median Payment: $72.88
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Western Oklahoma State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Western Oklahoma State College

  • 2801 N Main St, Altus, OK - 73521-1397
  • (580) 477-2000

  • Campus: Altus, OK
  • Net Price: $6,410.00
  • Enrollment: 1,690
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17.40%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -3.73%
  • Graduation Rate: 20.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $5,958.00
  • Median Payment: $62.21
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Eastern Oklahoma State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Eastern Oklahoma State College

  • 1301 W Main St, Wilburton, OK - 74578-4999
  • (918) 465-2361

  • Campus: Wilburton, OK
  • Net Price: $5,732.00
  • Enrollment: 1,832
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 25.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 11.52%
  • Graduation Rate: 20.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,500.00
  • Median Payment: $99.19
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Murray State College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Murray State College

  • One Murray Campus, Tishomingo, OK - 73460
  • (580) 371-2371

  • Campus: Tishomingo, OK
  • Net Price: $7,836.00
  • Enrollment: 2,343
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16.90%
  • Loan Default Rate: 30.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -1.48%
  • Graduation Rate: 17.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,611.00
  • Median Payment: $100.35
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Northern Oklahoma College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Northern Oklahoma College

  • 1220 E Grand Ave, Tonkawa, OK - 74653
  • (580) 628-6200

  • Campus: Tonkawa, OK
  • Net Price: $5,457.00
  • Enrollment: 4,909
  • Transfer Out Rate: 23.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.10%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 4.00%
  • Graduation Rate: 19.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,000.00
  • Median Payment: $73.09
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: N/A

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College

  • 200 I St NE, Miami, OK - 74354
  • (918) 542-8441

  • Campus: Miami, OK
  • Net Price: $6,900.00
  • Enrollment: 2,347
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19.60%
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 33.26%
  • Graduation Rate: 22.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $6,500.00
  • Median Payment: $67.87
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

Oklahoma RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

When it is time to apply for licensure, nursing candidates must have official transcripts sent to the Board. Nurses must be able to provide evidence of having an acceptable professional and legal background. The application includes questions about professional fitness. A criminal background does not always automatically disqualify and candidate from obtaining licensure. However, a candidate who has a felony conviction will not be eligible until at least five years after the retribution. The only exception to this is candidates who were granted a presidential or gubernatorial pardon. The application fee for the state of Oklahoma is $85. It will then be necessary to register with Pearson VUE for the NCLEX exam and pay the $200 fee. When the application and registration process have been completed, the candidate will be issued Authorization to Test (ATT). This will grant the applicant a 90-day window to take the exam. However, it is recommended that scheduling be done immediately. Candidates are required to apply to the Board within two years after graduation and failure to do so will require an approved refresher course.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

In order to obtain licensure by endorsement, candidates must submit verification of licensure from the original state. In some cases, registered nurses will need to submit transcripts as well. Nurses who do not meet minimum practice requirements will be required to display continuing competency through education. Military spouses are not adhered to the same requirements.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who were educated in a country outside of the United States will need to provide certification VisaScreen, or educational evaluation from CGFNS. To obtain licensure at the RN level, candidates will be required to demonstrate coursework and clinical work in mental health as well as adult, pediatric, and maternal-infant care. International candidates must also prove English proficiency if they are from a country where English is not the primary language.

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Ranked Schools : 12

Evaluated Schools : 18

BSN Programs In Oklahoma

The healthcare reform dictates new objectives that include preventative health, nutrition, and desperately seek nursing leadership. A bachelor’s of science in nursing provides the necessary tools that support nurses in their education and help them shift toward the new area of patient-centered care. Typical courses in a BSN program in Oklahoma may include:
  • Nursing leadership
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Health care policy
  • Nursing research
  • Health information management
These courses help to prepare nurses by providing opportunities to connect previous knowledge.

RANKED 1

Rogers State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.6885193.77%

Rogers State University

  • 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK - 74017-3252
  • (918) 343-7777

Rogers State University is located in Claremore, Oklahoma.  RSU offers several options for its nursing students; they have an ADN degree.  LPNs and paramedics are eligible for the bridge program, which allows the student advanced standing into the ADN program.  They also offer a BSN program; their BSN program is specifically an ADN to BSN program.

  • Campus: Claremore, OK
  • Net Price: $12,002.00
  • Enrollment: 4,473
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 15.60%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 12.82%
  • Graduation Rate: 18.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,926.00
  • Median Payment: $93.20
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

University of Tulsa RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.666193.32%

University of Tulsa

  • 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK - 74104-3189
  • (918) 631-2000

University of Tulsa is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Their School of Nursing offers a BSN program and a DNP program.  At this time, they do not offer a specific RN to BSN option.  Their School of Nursing has been in existence for more than 40 years, with the first DNP program beginning in the spring of 2017.

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Net Price: $26,239.00
  • Enrollment: 3,428
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.20%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 13.93%
  • Graduation Rate: 68.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $24,250.00
  • Median Payment: $253.20
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 3

Oral Roberts University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.583191.66%

Oral Roberts University

  • 7777 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK - 74171
  • (918) 495-6161

Oral Roberts University is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  ORU is a Christian university with courses taught by Christ-centered professors.  The Anna Vaughn College of Nursing offers a traditional BSN program and an online RN to BSN program.  The online RN to BSN program is offered entirely online.

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Net Price: $21,523.00
  • Enrollment: 2,884
  • Transfer Out Rate: 10.30%
  • Loan Default Rate: 10.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 3.28%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $28,308.00
  • Median Payment: $295.57
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN, CCNE

RANKED 4

Oklahoma Wesleyan University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.528190.56%

Oklahoma Wesleyan University

  • 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, OK - 74006-6299
  • (918) 333-6151

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  OWU is a Christian university where students interject Christian education into their studies. They offer a traditional BSN program on-campus, as well as an RN to BSN program that can be completed on-campus or online.

  • Campus: Bartlesville, OK
  • Net Price: $21,220.00
  • Enrollment: 1,214
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 21.12%
  • Graduation Rate: 56.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $16,666.00
  • Median Payment: $174.01
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 5

Oklahoma Panhandle State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.5155190.31%

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

  • 323 Eagle Ave, Goodwell, OK - 73939-0430
  • (580) 349-2611

Oklahoma Panhandle State University is located in Goodwell, Oklahoma.  OPSU’s nursing program is an RN to BSN program.  Their program began in 1996, and they are proud to boast that they are one of the first BSN programs in the nation to offer their program online.

  • Campus: Goodwell, OK
  • Net Price: $11,456.00
  • Enrollment: 1,375
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 96.50%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,250.00
  • Median Payment: $86.14
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 6

University of Central Oklahoma RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.473189.46%

University of Central Oklahoma

  • 100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK - 73034
  • (405) 974-2000

  • Campus: Edmond, OK
  • Net Price: $10,851.00
  • Enrollment: 15,218
  • Transfer Out Rate: 33.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 10.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 18.93%
  • Graduation Rate: 35.50%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,000.00
  • Median Payment: $135.73
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 7

Oklahoma City University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.4555189.11%

Oklahoma City University

  • 2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK - 73106-1402
  • (405) 208-5000

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Net Price: $25,056.00
  • Enrollment: 1,964
  • Transfer Out Rate: 12.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 3.40%
  • Graduation Rate: 60.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $24,724.00
  • Median Payment: $258.15
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 8

Southwestern Oklahoma State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.4255188.51%

Southwestern Oklahoma State University

  • 100 Campus Dr, Weatherford, OK - 73096-3098
  • (580) 772-6611

  • Campus: Weatherford, OK
  • Net Price: $10,242.00
  • Enrollment: 4,162
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 18.80%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 10.80%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $10,330.00
  • Median Payment: $107.86
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 9

Oklahoma Baptist University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.2184.00%

Oklahoma Baptist University

  • 500 W University, Shawnee, OK - 74804
  • (405) 275-2850

  • Campus: Shawnee, OK
  • Net Price: $16,617.00
  • Enrollment: 2,019
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.70%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 29.39%
  • Graduation Rate: 54.60%
  • Median Borrowing: $15,000.00
  • Median Payment: $156.62
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 10

Southern Nazarene University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.12182.40%

Southern Nazarene University

  • 6729 NW 39th Expy, Bethany, OK - 73008
  • (405) 789-6400

  • Campus: Bethany, OK
  • Net Price: $17,380.00
  • Enrollment: 1,743
  • Loan Default Rate: 7.00%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -4.94%
  • Graduation Rate: 47.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,750.00
  • Median Payment: $195.77
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 11

Oklahoma Christian University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 3.9155178.31%

Oklahoma Christian University

  • 2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, OK - 73013-1100
  • (405) 425-5000

  • Campus: Edmond, OK
  • Net Price: $19,124.00
  • Enrollment: 1,962
  • Transfer Out Rate: 21.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.30%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 9.39%
  • Graduation Rate: 48.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $19,120.00
  • Median Payment: $199.63
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 12

Bacone College RN Programs in OK [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 2.9035158.07%

Bacone College

  • 2299 Old Bacone Rd, Muskogee, OK - 74403-1597
  • (9.1) 868-3E+13

  • Campus: Muskogee, OK
  • Net Price: $14,245.00
  • Enrollment: 965
  • Loan Default Rate: 24.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: -8.69%
  • Graduation Rate: 3.20%
  • Median Borrowing: $11,875.00
  • Median Payment: $123.99
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

East Central University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

East Central University

  • 1100 E. 14th Street, Ada, OK - 74820-6999
  • (580) 332-8000

  • Campus: Ada, OK
  • Net Price: $7,364.00
  • Enrollment: 3,757
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.90%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 1.98%
  • Graduation Rate: 33.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $12,832.00
  • Median Payment: $133.98
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

University of Oklahoma-Health Sciences Center

  • 1100 N Lindsay, Oklahoma City, OK - 73104-5499
  • (405) 271-4000

  • Campus: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Langston University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Langston University

  • 102 Page Hall, Langston, OK - 73050
  • (405) 466-3428

  • Campus: Langston, OK
  • Net Price: $6,193.00
  • Enrollment: 2,075
  • Transfer Out Rate: 17.80%
  • Loan Default Rate: 25.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: -36.29%
  • Graduation Rate: 30.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $18,653.00
  • Median Payment: $194.76
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

Northeastern State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Northeastern State University

  • 600 N Grand, Tahlequah, OK - 74464-2399
  • (918) 456-5511

  • Campus: Tahlequah, OK
  • Net Price: $6,418.00
  • Enrollment: 7,418
  • Transfer Out Rate: 29.10%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.40%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 6.12%
  • Graduation Rate: 29.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,207.00
  • Median Payment: $137.90
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED N/A

National American University-Tulsa RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

National American University-Tulsa

  • 8040 South Sheridan Road, Tulsa, OK - 74133-8945
  • (918) 879-8400

  • Campus: Tulsa, OK
  • Enrollment: 251
  • Loan Default Rate: 21.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Median Borrowing: $10,637.00
  • Median Payment: $111.06
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Northwestern Oklahoma State University RN Programs in OK [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

  • 709 Oklahoma Blvd, Alva, OK - 73717-2799
  • (580) 327-1700

  • Campus: Alva, OK
  • Net Price: $6,989.00
  • Enrollment: 2,077
  • Transfer Out Rate: 22.00%
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NCA
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 12.87%
  • Graduation Rate: 31.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,500.00
  • Median Payment: $78.31
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

Oklahoma RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Exams

When it is time to apply for licensure, nursing candidates must have official transcripts sent to the Board. Nurses must be able to provide evidence of having an acceptable professional and legal background. The application includes questions about professional fitness. A criminal background does not always automatically disqualify and candidate from obtaining licensure. However, a candidate who has a felony conviction will not be eligible until at least five years after the retribution. The only exception to this is candidates who were granted a presidential or gubernatorial pardon. The application fee for the state of Oklahoma is $85. It will then be necessary to register with Pearson VUE for the NCLEX exam and pay the $200 fee. When the application and registration process have been completed, the candidate will be issued Authorization to Test (ATT). This will grant the applicant a 90-day window to take the exam. However, it is recommended that scheduling be done immediately. Candidates are required to apply to the Board within two years after graduation and failure to do so will require an approved refresher course.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

In order to obtain licensure by endorsement, candidates must submit verification of licensure from the original state. In some cases, registered nurses will need to submit transcripts as well. Nurses who do not meet minimum practice requirements will be required to display continuing competency through education. Military spouses are not adhered to the same requirements.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who were educated in a country outside of the United States will need to provide certification VisaScreen, or educational evaluation from CGFNS. To obtain licensure at the RN level, candidates will be required to demonstrate coursework and clinical work in mental health as well as adult, pediatric, and maternal-infant care. International candidates must also prove English proficiency if they are from a country where English is not the primary language.

Oklahoma RN Job Outlook

Nursing schools in Oklahoma can help students earn a degree and expand opportunities and practice options. Some opportunities that may become available to BSN graduates include:
  • Administrative areas in medical centers
  • Occupational nursing in large companies
  • Oncology, psychiatric, and critical care nursing units
  • Public health nursing, case management, home health positions
Nurses in Oklahoma earn an average annual wage of $57,130. The wage and position that is offered to a registered nurse is dependent on experience and education level.

Oklahoma Registered Nursing Salaries

While Oklahoma City has the highest amount of employed registered nurses, Tulsa has the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Lawton, OK 870 $26.46 $54,900
Oklahoma City, OK 10,700 $28.17 $58,420
Tulsa, OK 7,320 $28.79 $59,070
Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,990 $27.69 $57,070
Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 1,470 $26.25 $54,410
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 970 $25.78 $53,920
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 2,700 $26.14 $54,860
Source: http://www.dol.gov/, 2014 Data

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