No. 1 for nursing in Oklahoma1
No. 1 for nursing in Oklahoma1

Earn the credentials to make a difference

Let your dedication to nursing guide you to rewarding new opportunities with Oklahoma City University Nursing Online

The field of nursing is in critical condition. With a generation of caregivers heading to retirement, a shortage of trained nurse educators, and a rising demand to care for an aging population, there’s a tremendous need for qualified nursing professionals. You can fill that need as you advance your career with further education.

Whether you’re interested in increasing your career and earning potential in the field or want to prepare to lead the next generation of nurses, Oklahoma City University nursing is ready to help you step up to the next level.

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RN-BSN Online — Full-time and Part-time
A bachelor of science in nursing designed for RNs looking to build advanced skills and gain a competitive edge. Our comprehensive online curriculum prepares nurses with the confidence and experience to take on preferred nursing roles with better schedules and higher earning potential.
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MSN Online
An online nursing master’s program for those ready to hone in professionally on the drive that ignited their career. Choose a specialization in Leadership or Education and learn from doctorally prepared nurses who will provide mentorship in the classroom and beyond as you pursue an MSN to help shape the future of nursing. An Accelerated RN-MSN option is available.

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Considering a nursing degree to take your career to the next level? Your journey starts here. Complete the form to get a program brochure for Oklahoma City University’s online nursing programs.

Get valuable insights into the OCU online experience, learn more about the curriculum, and see where this degree can take you.

#1
Best College for Nursing in Oklahoma1
175,000+
Job Openings Expected Annually Through 2029 from Retiring Nurses2
100%
Online, Asynchronous Coursework

Accredited, respected, and recognized for excellence

Since 1981, the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University (OCU) has set the standard for exceptional nursing education. The #1 Best College for Nursing in Oklahoma,1 one of the best private nursing schools in Oklahoma3 and ranked among the best nursing master’s programs,4 OCU offers accelerated pathways into advanced nursing roles with in-depth instruction, personalized learning experiences, and a practice-focused curriculum. And now, it’s all accessible 100% online. Traditional clinicals aren’t required for either program so your work can be completed wherever you’re located.

Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing is fully accredited for both its undergraduate and graduate degrees:

ACEN

The baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, and Doctor of Nursing practice degrees at Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, OK are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, and Doctor of Nursing practice degrees at Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing was Continuing Accreditation.

Click here to view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The ACEN requires nursing schools to publish the following data:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN)

The Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) has granted full approval for OCU's Kramer School of Nursing to offer programs leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. Graduates who have earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN, required to become licensed as Registered Nurses. OBN does not approve post-RN licensure programs.

Contact information for the Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2501 N. Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 207 Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: (405) 962-1800

www.ok.gov/nursing

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has granted full approval of all BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD in nursing degrees offered by Oklahoma City University.

Contact information for the Higher Learning Commission

Higher Learning Commission

230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604

(800) 621-7440

www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Oklahoma is a SARA-approved state, but all Kramer Nursing School applicants who do not reside in Oklahoma should first ensure they are a resident of a SARA-approved state. (We regretfully cannot admit students from states not approved by SARA.) Click here to make sure your state is on the list before you apply: nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

Disclosure Statements for licensure programs at Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing

NOTICE FOR PROGRAMS LEADING TO LICENSURE

Oklahoma City University is a private university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Oklahoma City University has verified that the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington

If the state is not listed, OCU has not determined if the program meets the licensure requirements for that state. Click here for a full list of all applicable state board contact information.

Students seeking education in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Oklahoma City University must complete all clinical hours required for clinical courses at designated facilities in Oklahoma.

The Nurse Practitioner Program at Oklahoma City University has verified that the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington.

If the state is not listed, OCU has not determined if the program meets the licensure requirements for that state. Click here for a full list of all applicable state board contact information.

Students seeking education in a nurse practitioner certification eligible specialty track at Oklahoma City University must be licensed as an RN in Oklahoma or hold a compact license to practice as a registered nurse in Oklahoma. All clinical hours must be completed with qualified preceptors in the state of Oklahoma.
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Flexible degrees fit for working nurses

With Oklahoma City University nursing programs, you can determine a schedule that works for you to complete your online RN-BSN or online nursing master’s program coursework, including a new part-time option for RN-BSN. Plus, with online learning you don’t have to put the rest of your life on hold. Apply the new skills you learn in class immediately to your present role and demonstrate your acquired competencies before you’ve even graduated.

The Kramer Way

Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing is committed to meeting the individual needs of students. Caring, kindness, and respect are the core values of our philosophy, referred to as “the Kramer Way.” We expect all of our students, faculty, staff, and other members of the OCU community to treat each other with these values in mind. We believe that comporting within these traits leads to a nurturing environment that fosters the best learning environments.

Our expert faculty are dedicated to giving students the best experience possible. Professors offer virtual office hours and one-on-one appointments where you can seek their advice, learn more about their research interests and roles as industry leaders, and receive mentorship on career decisions and opportunities. The Kramer School of Nursing’s online bachelor’s and master’s nursing programs provide a robust sense of integrity for nursing students looking to grow and succeed.

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An education that can save lives

We’re committed to helping our state and our nation get back on track to reinvigorate the nursing field with confident and capable professionals. Nurses are essential in every sense of the word. It is imperative that they are supported with adequate staffing and resources. By simplifying our application process and admissions requirements, plus 100% online options available for students across the country, we hope to educate more nurses to ready them for advanced careers with BSN degrees and online nursing master’s programs.

Be a part of the faction of nurses who will revive nursing as a thriving field while putting yourself in a position to learn more, earn more, and go further in your nursing career.

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