Oklahoma Registered Nursing Schools and Training Programs (RN Schools)

Career Information for Registered Nurses in Oklahoma

If you have an interest in the health and well-being of others, you may enjoy a career as a registered nurse. Also known as an RN, registered nurses perform a wide variety of duties, working closely with other health care professionals to provide exemplary patient care. RN duties include recording medical histories, administering medications, and collaborating with doctors.

Oklahoma Registered Nursing Schools

If you're looking to enter the field of nursing, it's important to have a solid education on which you can build a career. Make sure any nursing program you enter is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the state of Oklahoma to ensure graduation leads to obtaining certification and licensure. Here are some examples of nursing schools or schools with nursing programs in the state:

  • Northeastern State University: The nursing program at Northeastern is dedicated to further honing the education of those who have had prior nursing training and finalize their preparation for a career.
  • Oklahoma City Community College: OCCC is a great school for those looking for a cost-effective introduction to nursing. There are three pathways you can take at OCCC to pursue an RN certification, each providing different preparation for your career.
  • Rose State College: The sprawling campus of Rose State College is an attractive lure for Oklahoma-based nursing students. Its program is one of the largest in the state.
  • University of Oklahoma: Well over 100 years old, the University of Oklahoma is an established post-secondary education institution. It has a large nursing program, which provides a bachelor's degree or graduate degree upon completion.
  • University of Central Oklahoma: The first nursing class here graduated in 1972. Since then, thousands of RNs can claim their career foundation was built at UCO.

What to Expect From Oklahoma RN Schools

Nursing requires a vast array of skills, knowledge and training to excel at. Registered nursing programs in Oklahoma seek to provide a background in both practical and theoretical areas of nursing to prepare future nurses for a dynamic career. You might learn:

  • Hands-on, in-hospital health care and medical training
  • Science fields like chemistry and biology
  • Interpersonal interaction and empathy

Registered nursing programs in Oklahoma will prepare you for the extremely varied experiences nurses will have in their career.

Licensing for Oklahoma Registered Nurses

To ensure public safety, Oklahoma requires all nursing professionals to obtain a license to practice nursing.

You may apply for licensing and certification online. Make sure you choose the correct application for your license requirements, and that you have submitted all required forms (the website provides links to these forms once you complete the application). To apply for Licensure by Examination, you must:

  • Pay the application fee of $85
    Complete the application
  • Register on the NCLEX website (link provided under Resources).
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Graduate from an approved nursing program.

Upon meeting all requirements, you must pass the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. Further requirements include a criminal background check, obtained by the applicant. A felony conviction within the past five years forbids licensure.

Resources for Registered Nurses in Oklahoma


  1. Oklahoma RN Licensing Application Process, Oklahoma Board of Nursing, https://pay.apps.ok.gov/nursing/licensing/app/index.php, Accessed September 2016
  2. State Approved Nursing Programs, OK Government, http://nursing.ok.gov/ed-schls2.pdf, Accessed September 2016

Schools for Registered Nurses in Oklahoma are listed below.

Selected Registered Nursing Schools in Oklahoma

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More Oklahoma Registered Nursing Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Bacone College Muskogee Bachelor 884
Carl Albert State College Poteau Associate 2,363
Connors State College Warner Associate 2,250
East Central University Ada Masters 4,463
Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton Associate 1,772
Langston University Langston Doctorate 2,823
Murray State College Tishomingo Associate 2,281
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami Associate 1,913
Northeastern State University Tahlequah Masters & First Professional 9,119
Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa Associate 5,208
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva Masters 2,030
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee Masters 1,618
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond Masters 2,223
Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City Associate 12,637
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City Masters & First Professional 3,895
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell Bachelor 1,153
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee Okmulgee Bachelor 3,301
Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Bachelor 5,824
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville Masters 1,046
Oral Roberts University Tulsa Doctorate & First Professional 3,166
Redlands Community College El Reno Associate 2,463
Rogers State University Claremore Bachelor 3,903
Rose State College Midwest City Associate 8,431
Seminole State College Seminole Associate 2,068
Southern Nazarene University Bethany Masters 2,090
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford Masters & First Professional 4,989
Tulsa Community College Tulsa Associate 16,881
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond Masters 15,495
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City Doctorate & First Professional 3,754
University of Tulsa Tulsa Doctorate 4,165
Western Oklahoma State College Altus Associate 2,217
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