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About the OU College of Nursing

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. OU College of Nursing advances health by educating future leaders, engaging in scientific discovery, translating evidence in to practice and driving innovation. Founded in 1911, the OU College of Nursing is the state's largest nursing school 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 online education through its Oklahoma City, Lawton, Tulsa, Duncan, and Norman 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 program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The OU College of Nursing is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Nursing Schools for Bachelor in Science of Nursing Program for 2023-2024.

To learn more about our programs, or to begin your journey as a nursing professional, click here.

For more information email or call 405-271-1491