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Oklahoma Nurse Practitioner Programs

Nurse Practitioners in Oklahoma are referred to as Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners or ARNP. According to the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act, a registered nurse must complete a master's or higher level educational program in an advanced practice nursing area. The nurse practitioner program must be accredited or hold candidacy status or hold preliminary approval status with the CCNE or NLNAC. The nurse practitioner programs offered in Oklahoma that meet these requirements are listed below.

In addition to the educational requirements, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing requires that ARNPs hold national certification in the specialty area they will be practicing. Following successful completion of a national certification, the Board of Nursing will evaluate the applications for certification to practice in the state of Oklahoma. The afore mentioned stipulations apply to all advanced practice nurses in Oklahoma including nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse midwives and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Online nurse practitioner programs provide a flexible option for busy or rural based nurses that wish to advance up the nursing career ladder. Courses are completed online and every effort is made to arrange clinical sites in the students local region. Some programs require students to complete one or more focus sessions on campus during the course of the program. These sessions usually are only a few days in length. The online learning format has become a popular trend in nursing and the nurse practitioner online programs listed below hold either NLNAC or CCNE accreditation. Learn more about the benefits of an online nurse practitioner format by contacting these schools.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners 2007 Salary Survey, a nurse practitioner in Oklahoma made an average annual salary of $83,511. Salary will vary significantly based on location, facility, specialty, experience and other factors, but this provides an idea of what might be possible. As health care facilities move toward more cost-effective strategies of providing patient care, the nurse practitioner has become a necessary feature. For example, MinuteClinic, who provide retail based health care services, has become one of the largest employers of nurse practitioners in Oklahoma and the United States. New directions in quality and affordable health care demand innovative approaches and with the utilization of nurse practitioners considered at the forefront of this movement, the job outlook and future looks very promising. Learn more about the nurse practitioner programs offered in Oklahoma by requesting information using the provided forms.

Interested in additional MSN tracks? Read an article about the other MSN programs offered in Oklahoma.

Nurse Practitioner Online Programs Offered in Oklahoma

Maryville University

Maryville University - St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - AGNP)

  • Click Here for information about the Maryville University Online MSN programs.

University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing

The University of Cincinnati - College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The MSN - Nurse Midwifery online program is accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

Programs Offered Online: MSN - (Specializations: Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nurse Educator)

  • Click Here for information about the University of Cincinnati Online MSN programs.

Frontier Nursing University - Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN - MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN - (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

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Graceland University - School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student's community.

Online Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN - (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

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Philadelphia University - Distance Education

The Midwifery Institute is accredited by the American Commission for Midwifery Education.

Programs Offered: MS Completion Program - Midwifery, MS in Disaster Medicine and Management, MS - Midwifery.

  • Click Here for information about the Philadelphia University's Online Master's in Disaster Medicine & Management Program.
  • Click Here for information about the Online MS - Midwifery Programs.

Schools Based in Oklahoma Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is a member of the AACN and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: MSN - (Pathways: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration/Management, Nursing Educator, Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master's certificates are also offered with the same track options.

  • 1100 North Stonewall Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73117, PH: 877-367-6876

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