Nursing Schools in Oklahoma

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Oklahoma has a severe shortage of nurses and the fingers are pointing at the Oklahoma nursing programs and the lack of nursing school faculty. There are not enough teachers or enough classroom space for all of the applicants. Nursing schools in Oklahoma are turning away or placing on waitlists hundreds of well qualified applicants due to this space limitation.

With the recession many nurses who were nearing retirement or in retirement decided they needed to work more or return to work respectively. What happened was that new positions stopped opening for new graduates of nursing programs. There has been more frustration now coupled with few job openings and waitlists. However, the majority of professional nursing organizations are recommending we all stay tuned. Once the economy rebounds those nurses who had come out of retirement and those nearing retirement will be leaving the profession. There could actually be an even more devastating shortage if the story unfolds like this. The goal is to continue to grow nursing programs and the number of nurses graduating from these programs. It is important that anyone looking into this profession know exactly how to become a Nurse in Oklahoma to avoid any “extreme” shortage of nurses in the state.

RN to BSN programs have been significantly impacted recently, which has had an affect on hospital vacancy fill rates. Many of the Oklahoma hospitals are seeking BSN holding registered nurses to meet the more complex cases they are seeing and to meet the raising standards of care expected from registered nurses in the hospital.

Online Nursing Schools in Oklahoma

We are dedicated to helping find solutions to the nursing shortage in Oklahoma. One of our solutions has been to make available online nursing programs for registered nurses seeking to advance their career with a work, school and life balance. The online nursing schools we have compiled here are CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) accredited, have no waitlists and will help students coordinate their clinical training. The cost per credit is comparable to other nursing programs in Oklahoma. These schools offer RN to BSN, RN to MSN and a variety of MSN specialty programs. You will also find campus based nursing programs in the state of Oklahoma listed below. Request information from these schools and see if they fit your personal and professional goals.

Oklahoma is experiencing severe nursing shortages in the rural areas of the state. Online nursing schools make it practical for registered nurses to advance their career and education without leaving their community. Online Master’s in Health Care Education are also available online to prepare registered nurses for faculty positions at any Oklahoma nursing school.

Oklahoma Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

Considering the critical shortage of nurses in Oklahoma job security for nurses looks very positive. It is a great time to start or advance a career in nursing. The pay is good, benefits are good, career advancement is readily available, the opportunities in nursing are limitless in Oklahoma.

According to the median annual salary for  registered nurse in Lawton, OK is $55,222, in Oklahoma City, OK $55,608, in Tulsa $57,381. According to the 2004 Survey of Registered Nurses, the average annual salary for a registered nurse in Oklahoma was $45,808. According to the average annual salary for a registered nurse in Oklahoma is $54,000. These wages will all vary depending on location, experience and specialization.

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Brown Mackie College

The ADN program is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Associate’s – Nursing

Bacone College
Billie R. Tower Nursing Program

2299 Old Bacone Road
Muskogee, OK 74403
Ph: 918-781-7310
Carl Albert State College
Poteau Campus

1507 S. McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953-5208
Ph: 918-647-1350-1355
Carl Albert State College
Sallisaw Campus

1601 Opdyke
Sallisaw, OK 7495
Ph: 918-775-6977
Connors State College
Department of Nursing

Warner Campus
Route 1, Box 1000
Warner, OK 74469
Ph: 918-463-2931 Ext 6257
Connors State College
Muskogee Campus

2501 N. 41st St. East
Muskogee, OK 74403
Ph: 918-684-0413
Eastern Oklahoma State College
Wilburton Campus

1301 West Main
Wilburton, OK 74578
Ph: 918-465-2361 Ext 310
Eastern Oklahoma State College
McAlester Campus

1802 East College Ave.
McAlester, OK 74501
Ph: 918-302-3607
ITT Technical Institute
1900 NW Expressway, Suite 305
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Ph: 405-810-4100
(Provisional Approval)
ITT Technical Institute
8421 East 61st Street, Suite U
Tulsa, OK 74133
Ph: 918-615-3900
(Provisional Approval)
Murray State College
Department of Nursing

One Murray Campus
STE N/AH 105
Tishomingo, OK 73460-9739
Ph: 580-371-2371 Ext 337
Northeastern OK A&M College
Miami Campus
200 I. Street N.E.
Miami, OK 74354
Ph: 918-540-6312
Northeastern OK A&M College
Grove Campus
1201 NEO Loop
Grove, OK 74345 Ph: 918-787-5476
Northern Oklahoma College
Tonkawa Campus
P. O. Box 310
1220 E. Grand
Tonkawa, OK 74653
Ph: 580-628-6679
Northern Oklahoma College
Enid Campus
100 S. University
P. O. Box 2300
Enid, OK 73702-2300
Ph: 580-242-6300
Northern Oklahoma College
Stillwater Campus
Stillwater Medical Center
1323 W. 6th Box 2408
Stillwater, OK 74076
Ph: 405-372-1480
Oklahoma City Community College
School of Nursing
7777 S. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73159-4444
Ph: 405-682-7507
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma City Campus
900 N. Portland
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Ph: 405-945-3295
Oklahoma State University
Goodwell Campus
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Ph: 580-349-2611 Ext 269
OSU Institute of Technology
1801 East 4 Street
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Ph: 918-293-5330
Platt College
Nursing Program
2727 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Ph: 405-749-2433
Platt College
Nursing Program
3801 S. Sheridian
Tulsa, OK 74145-6502
Ph: 918-663-9000
Redlands Community College
Department of Nursing
1300 S. Country Club Rd.
El Reno, Ok 73036
Ph: 405-422-1262
Rogers State University
Claremore Campus
1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017-3252
Ph: 918-343-7635
Rogers State University
Bartlesville Campus
401 S. Dewey Ave.
Bartlesville OK 74004
Ph: 918-338-8000
Rose State College
Midwest City Campus
6420 S.E. 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110
Ph: 405-733-7546
Rose State College
Internet-Based Campus
6420 S.E. 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110
Ph: 405-733-7546
Seminole State College
Division of Nursing
2701 Boren St.
Seminole, OK 74818-0351
Ph: 405-382-9205
Tulsa Community College
Division of Nursing
909 South Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74119
Ph: 918-595-7188
Western Oklahoma State College
Department of Nursing
Altus Campus
2801 N. Main
Altus, Ok 73521
Ph: 580-477-7830
Western Oklahoma State College
Lawton Campus
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73502
Ph: 580-477-7830
Western Oklahoma State College
Duncan Campus
Duncan Regional Hospital
P. O. Box 2000
Duncan, OK 73534
Ph: 580-251-8893
Western Oklahoma State College
Elk City Campus
WOSC-Elk City
1301 S. Main St.
Elk City, OK 73644
Ph: 580-477-7830

(Source: Oklahoma Board of Nursing)

Baccalaureate Degree Nursing (BSN) Programs Approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Oklahoma City University

School Branding

The BSN program is accredited by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the CCNE.

Programs Offered: BSN, Second Degree BSN, RN to BSN, Part-Time BSN, MSN – (Tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration), MSN/MBA, PhD, DNP

East Central University Ada Campus
1000 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820
Ph: 580-332-8000 Ext 433/434
East Central University Durant Campus
Southeastern OK State Univ.
Box 4008
Durant, OK 74701-0609
Ph: 580-924-0121
East Central University Ardmore Campus
Ardmore Higher Ed Center
611 Veterans Blvd.
Ardmore, OK 73401
Ph: 580-223-1441
Langston University Langston Campus
P. O. Box 907
Langston, OK 73050
Ph: 405-466-3411
Langston University Tulsa Campus
Langston University
700 N. Greenwood
Tulsa, OK 74160
Ph: 918-594-8070
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva Campus
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717-2799
Ph: 580-327-84892727
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Enid Campus
2929 E. Randolph
Enid, Ok 73701
Ph: 580-233-31013801
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Woodward Campus
PH: 580-327-8489
Oklahoma Baptist University
School of Nursing
500 W. University
Box 61805
Shawnee, OK 74804
Ph: 405-878-2081
Oklahoma Christian University
P O Box 11000
Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100 Ph: 405-425-5000
Oklahoma City University
Kramer School of Nursing
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106 Ph: 405-208-5900
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Division of Nursing
2201 Silver Lake Road
Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299 Ph: 918-335-6276 (Provisional Approval)
Oral Roberts University
Anna Vaughn School of Nursing
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171
Ph: 918-495-6198
Platt College
2727 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134 PH: 405-749-2433
Platt College
3801 S. Sheridan
Tulsa OK 74145 Ph: 918-663-9000
Southern Nazarene University
School of Nursing
6729 NW 39th Expressway
Bethany, OK 73008
Ph: 405-491-6610
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Division of Nursing
Weatherford Campus
100 Campus Drive
Weatherford, OK 73096
Ph: 580-774-3261
University of Central Oklahoma
Department of Nursing
100 N. University Drive
Edmond, OK 73034-5209
Ph: 405-974-5000
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Campus
Health Sciences Center
P. O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Ph: 405-271-2428
University of Oklahoma
Tulsa Campus
Schusterman Center
4502 E. 41st Street
Tulsa, OK 74159-2533
Ph: 918-660-3950
University of Oklahoma
Lawton Campus
South Shepler, Rm 610
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Ph: 580-591-8094
University of Oklahoma Online Program
Health Sciences Center
P O Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73190
Ph: 405-271-2420
The University of Tulsa
School of Nursing
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104-9700
Ph: 918-631-2920

(Source: Oklahoma Board of Nursing)

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