Overview of the College

An Oklahoma tradition with a global reach, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is a nationally-recognized college offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral level programs to professional nurses from throughout the world. Founded in 1911, the OU College of Nursing is the state's largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma.

The College of Nursing offers full-time, part-time and distance education through its Oklahoma City, Lawton and Tulsa locations, as well as distance learning throughout the state. Led by a diverse, exceptional faculty, our educational programs are devoted to shaping nurses and nurse leaders who are impacting health care in Oklahoma and beyond.

The College of Nursing is advancing healthcare throughout the lifespan through intensive research initiatives, as well as through a wide range of local, regional and international health-related community outreach programs that work to address a wide range of health concerns.

The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

The OU College of Nursing ranks as one of the Best Online Graduate Degree Nursing programs in addition to one of the Best Nursing Schools for master’s and doctor of nursing programs for 2017 by U.S. News & World Report.  The College was selected as one of the Best Hybrid Programs for R.N.-to-B.S.N. by  www.rntobsn.org for providing some of the best hybrid online and campus-based classroom experiences.

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