School and Ranking Information
Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas within 10 miles have mostly non-profit 4-year schools that offer nursing programs. As a result of its program variety and regional rankings, the following school is one of the best in the area for a nursing degree:
- Winner: Oklahoma City University is a non-profit 4-year school right in the city that offers undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees. It awarded more than 200 nursing degrees in the 2012-2013 academic year.
School Info Chart
|Category||Oklahoma City University|
|Rankings||Tied at #25 for Universities in the West (2015); graduate nursing program tied for #166 in 2011*|
|Location||Oklahoma City, OK|
|School Type||4-year, private non-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$29,426**|
|Nursing Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate|
|Nursing Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||212**|
|Most Popular Nursing Degree Level in 2013||Bachelor's (190 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||61%**|
|Noteworthy||This institution has numerous nursing student groups that include the Student Nurses Association***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Oklahoma City University website
Oklahoma City University
- BSN graduates have a 100% job placement rate within a month of program completion
- The School of Nursing does not have a waiting list for the BSN program, but instead admits each applicant deemed qualified
- The nursing school's BSN, master's and Doctor of Nursing Practice are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Oklahoma City University is attended by around 3,000 students, with approximately 40% being graduate students. There are numerous opportunities for student engagement at OKCU with its over 80 different student groups, including several nursing groups. The Kramer School of Nursing offers a variety of nursing programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing program requires courses on nursing research, health assessment and leadership in the field. The nursing school also has a BSN program designed to be a student's second undergraduate degree. The RN to BSN offering has a convenient structure that features online classes and classes held on campus for less than five hours a week collectively.
The Master of Science in Nursing has a core that includes courses on nursing informatics and research in addition to a project. MS students have the option of a nursing education or leadership focus. One of the doctoral offerings, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, is intended for students who either have completed a master's in nursing or who have a BSN. This doctorate features administrative and clinical tracks. The nursing PhD program prepares students for teaching and research roles, and some of the coursework includes grant writing and instructional design developments.