Registered Nurse to BSN

A flexible degree program for individuals who are working as RNs and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Registered Nurse (RN) to BSN

Program Description

  • Online curriculum with optional in class attendance for monthly Saturday classes
  • One Saturday course orientation day required in fall and spring semesters
  • No acute/bedside clinical
  • Fall community practicum require 2-3 weekday availability and spring leadership practicum require 5 weekdays of availability
  • Both clinical practicums are flexible and managed according to student work schedules
  • Frequent contact with nationally certified and doctorally prepared faculty for individual consultation and instruction

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 67 credit hours of prerequisites prior to enrollment in nursing curriculum
  • Grade of "C" or better in all prerequisites
  • Current Oklahoma RN license prior to enrollment in nursing curriculum
  • Minimum GPA's on a 4.0 scale: 2.5 in last 60 credit hours

Degree Information

  • Application Deadline:
    October 15 (Spring)
    April 1 (Fall)
  • Program Start:
    January - Spring
    August - Fall
  • Locations Available:
    Lawton, OKC, Tulsa
  • Length of Program:
    3 Options, See Below
  • Credit Hours:
    60 semester hours
    (30 nursing advanced standing hours, 30 by enrollment to be completed within the program)
  • Degree Awarded:
    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Part-Time Study Available?

About the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): RN to BSN Program

The Degree Completion (RN to BSN) program is a flexible degree program for individuals who are working as registered nurses and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The nursing curriculum is 60 credit hours, with 30 hours earned through advanced standing and 30 by enrollment to be completed within the program. The RN to BSN program offers Saturday classes and internet-based coursework to accommodate working nurses. Three entry options are available:

  • Fall start, nine-month (fall, spring) full-time track
  • Fall start, two-year (fall, spring, fall, spring) part-time track
  • Spring start, three-semester (spring, fall, spring) track, including both full and part time terms.

Graduates from this program receive a BSN degree.

For additional information about this program, please contact nursing@ouhsc.edu.

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)


Terminal Program Objectives

Upon successful completion of the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Baccalaureate Degree Program the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Provide entry-level safe, competent, ethical care to culturally diverse individuals, families and populations across health care settings and across the lifespan.
  2. Function effectively as a member of the Nursing Profession and as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  3. Practice professional nursing based on current evidence.
  4. Assume accountability for evaluation and improvement of nursing practice.
  5. Integrate the safe and confidential use of information technology and health care technology into one’s practice as a professional nurse.
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