By teaming up with large healthcare employers, the Oklahoma Action Coalition is encouraging nurses to get their BSNs in order to remain relevant and competitive in an ever-changing industry. With healthcare and healthcare support comprising 8.1% of jobs in Tulsa, and 9.5% of jobs in Oklahoma City, it’s an excellent time to be a nurse. Three major hospitals in Oklahoma City employ 17,426 people and two major hospitals in Tulsa employ 12,500 people. Salary prospects statewide range from $33,740 to $57,830, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On this page you will find all of the information you need to chart your RN to BSN path in Oklahoma.
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- Transfer up to 90 credits toward the BSN, with a minimum of 30 credits completed at SNHU
- Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 9-week terms per year
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- Increase your earning potential. RNs with BSNs earn 43% more than those without a bachelor's degree according to the Nurses Journal.
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RN-to-BSN Programs in Oklahoma
Here we have compiled a comprehensive listing of Oklahoma’s RN to BSN programs. In the summaries below, you will find all the essential program information to help you quickly and easily narrow down your RN to BSN search. NCLEX-RN pass rates are as reported by the school.
East Central University
$ 183 per credit hour
July 1st and November 1st
| ||School Website||Hybrid|| 1100 E. 14th Street |
Ada, OK 74820
$ 4,900 per semester
| ||School Website||Campus|| 102 Page Hall |
Langston, OK 73050
Northeastern State University
$ 449 per credit hour
November 1st and January 1st
| ||School Website||Hybrid|| 600 N Grand |
Tahlequah, OK 74464-2399
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
$ 172 per credit hour
| ||School Website||Online|| 709 Oklahoma Blvd |
Alva, OK 73717-2799
Oklahoma Christian University
$ 440 per credit hour
For more information, contact Rhea Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org
| ||School Website||Online|| 2501 E Memorial Rd |
Edmond, OK 73013-1100
Oklahoma City University
August 1st and January 1st
| ||School Website||Campus|| 2501 N Blackwelder |
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1402
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
$ 3,730 per semester
For deadline information, contact the Office of Admissions at 580.349.1372
| ||School Website||Campus|| 323 Eagle Ave |
Goodwell, OK 73939-0430
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
March 1st and June 1st
| ||School Website||Hybrid|| 2201 Silver Lake Rd |
Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299
Oral Roberts University
$ 349 per credit hour
Request information here
| ||School Website||Online|| 7777 S Lewis Ave. |
Tulsa, OK 74171
Rogers State University
$ 210 per credit hour
| ||School Website||Campus|| 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd |
Claremore, OK 74017-3252
Southern Nazarene University
For deadline information, email email@example.com or call the School of Nursing at 405.491.6365
| ||School Website||Hybrid|| 6729 NW 39th Expy |
Bethany, OK 73008
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
$ 268 per credit hour
August 17th and December 18th
| ||School Website||Online|| 100 Campus Dr |
Weatherford, OK 73096-3098
University of Central Oklahoma
$ 203 per credit hour
Last Friday in January and the second Friday in September
| ||School Website||Campus|| 100 N University Dr |
Edmond, OK 73034
University of Oklahoma
$ 248 per credit hour
| ||School Website||Hybrid|| 1100 N Lindsay |
Norman, OK 73104
University of Tulsa
$ 1,285 per credit hour
| ||School Website||Campus|| 800 South Tucker Drive |
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189
Please contact the RN to BSN program in Oklahoma that you are interested in enrolling in to confirm details and to learn more. If you run an accredited RN to BSN program in Oklahoma that is not listed above; please reach out to us with program information and proof of accreditation. Thank you!
State Commitment to RN to BSN Education Paths
The Future of Nursing campaign is a nationwide effort to bring the country up to the standards of nursing as outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. As a part of the effort, Oklahoma has formed a State Action Coalition with the singular objective of achieving the goals set forth by the campaign. Having at least 80% of the nursing workforce hold a BSN degree is an integral part of this initiative and we have outlined below the ways in which Oklahoma is actively progressing on this front.
- Practice & Care
- Interprofessional Care
What is being done to increase the number of Oklahoma RN’s with a BSN?
The AC works with large employers, advocating that they encourage nurses at their facilities to obtain a BSN.
Are students enrolled via identified promising models of education progression?
Yes. The AC is working with schools of nursing and faculty on articulation programs.
What programs are being implemented to prepare nurses to lead change to advance health?
The AC works through research and surveys to gather data on potential leaders in the nursing field and identify open leadership positions.
Is the Coalition working to remove barriers to RN level of care?
Yes. The AC works with stakeholders to raise awareness of barriers to RN practice and build support for their removal.
Are they advancing state policy to remove barriers to care provided by APRNs?
Is the state working to improve communication, transparency, and cooperation between healthcare providers?
No specific plans announced.
How are they improving diversity of the nursing workforce and care provided?
No specific plans announced.
What steps are being taken to remove gaps in workforce and health care data?
The AC is working to build consensus from licensing boards around a minimum data set to collect from nurses upon licensing and renewal.
Oklahoma Health Care Workforce Center
Oklahoma Nurses Association/Oklahoma Nurses Foundation
Source: Campaign for Action
For a detailed progress report and additional workgroup contact information, please see the Oklahoma Action Coalition page.
Oklahoma is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). An Oklahoma nursing license is only valid within Oklahoma.
Nursing Employment Outlook
Nursing Supply and Demand Projections
What Nurses Make on Average in Major Cities
Source: BLS OES, May 2013. Accessed May 2014. Some data not provided.
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
6414 North Santa Fe, Suite A
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: (405) 840-3476
Fax: (405) 840-3013
1000 NE 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building
2400 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105