No waitlist,
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No waitlist,
no prerequisites,
no time to lose

Oklahoma City University admissions for nursing programs

Invest in yourself and your community with our online nursing degree programs. Oklahoma City University is making special efforts to fill the critical need for nurses in our state and across the country by streamlining the application process. Our admissions team will work by your side to get all your questions answered, from program requirements to an estimated timeline to degree completion. They can also help you navigate the online application process and stay on track to meet application deadlines.

Enroll in an online nursing program today to hone your skills and stabilize the future of healthcare.

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Did you receive your BSN from the Kramer School of Nursing? Contact admissions today for an exclusive application fee waiver code only for OCU alumni!

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RN-BSN Admissions Information

RN-BSN application deadlines

TermPriority DeadlineDeadlineStart Date
Fall 2023July 17, 2023August 14, 2023August 28, 2023

RN-BSN online admission requirements

  • Holds an active, unencumbered U.S. RN license
  • Associate’s degree RN program approved by a state board of nursing
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and/or CPR certification

RN-BSN portfolio credits

OCU’s RN-BSN program is 124 credits total including 72 credits awarded for an active, unencumbered U.S. registered nurse license and up to 22 credits for portfolio experiences. These portfolio credits are awarded for professional nursing certifications or prior courses taken that were not required by the RN program where the degree was awarded.

The following items are acceptable forms of portfolio experiences:

  • 45 continuing education units (CEUs) from an accredited source in nursing
  • Minimum three years of full-time RN employment
  • Nursing Skill Certifications
  • Prior courses taken that are not required by the associate’s degree RN program where the degree was awarded

Each 3 credit-hour course will count as one item in the portfolio. CEUs and nursing skill certifications must be within the past five years.

If a student doesn’t meet 22 credits of portfolio experiences they may meet the requirement by enrolling in additional electives courses.

Talk to an advisor to determine your portfolio credits

Download the RN-BSN application checklist for your program
Our brief, one-page checklists are your guide for applying to our online nursing programs.

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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Admissions Information

MSN application deadlines

TermPriority DeadlineDeadlineStart Date
Summer 2023March 27, 2023April 24, 2023May 8, 2023

MSN online admission requirements

  • Holds an active and unencumbered registered nurse licensure
  • BSN from a nationally accredited nursing program
    • RN-MSN students must have a bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or prior completion of a master’s degree in another field
  • Completion of a course in Health Assessment
    • This course will be offered online by OCU and is not required for admission, though must be taken in the first term after admission, if necessary

MSN online application materials

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement speaking to your interest in pursuing an MSN, career goals, and other relevant information
  • Two professional references from employers, coworkers or nursing school faculty members that can attest to your commitment to nursing and ability to complete the program, especially as an online learner
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Apply to the MSN Online today

Download the MSN application checklist for your program
Our brief, one-page checklists are your guide for applying to our online nursing programs.

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Additional Information for International Applicants

International applicants seeking an F1 visa are not eligible for OCU’s nursing programs. Naturalized U.S. citizens, immigrants with permanent residence status, and international students from non-English speaking countries seeking admission to the RN to BSN or MSN Online need to demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

For RN to BSN

  • A passing score on the NCLEX-RN.

For the MSN

Minimum scores indicated on any of the following examinations:

TOEFL-Internet Based Test (contains spoken English test):

  • Total score: 80
  • Speaking Sections score: 20

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

  • Speaking: 7.0
  • Other sub-bands: 6.5

MSN Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
March 27
Summer 2023
Final Deadline
April 24
Summer 2023
Start Date
May 8
Summer 2023

RN-BSN Admissions Deadlines

Priority Deadline
July 17
Fall 2023
Final Deadline
August 14
Fall 2023
Start Date
August 28
Fall 2023