HOW DO I CHECK THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?
- Application Status website: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/.
- Check often to confirm all application materials are received and all coursework is posted correctly.
- Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.
- The College will not contact applicants if their application is incomplete.
ARE RECOMMENDATION LETTERS REQUIRED?
All master’s programs currently require the submission of three reference letters. We request applicants submit references through the Nursing CAS Admission Application. Please see the application instructions for further information.
DO I NEED TO TAKE THE GRE EXAM?
We do not currently require this exam for admission purposes to our Master’s programs. Applicants may have to complete this in the future if they wish to enter the PhD program.
HOW MANY YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?
All our tracks currently offer direct admission to new nurses who have passed NCLEX and have a bachelor’s degree. We do not currently require any work for a specific time after receiving the RN license. However, each student should thoughtfully consider their ability or desire to take on advanced level of education at the same time they are learning a new job. This must be a personal decision and we recommend that applicants review their options thoroughly.
CAN I WORK WHILE I GO TO SCHOOL?
This depends on the individual’s responsibilities, capabilities, and on the type of master’s track pursued. Certain tracks, such as the Nursing Education program that is 100% online, may be more conducive to a working schedule. The Nurse Practitioner track, however, does require more classroom/clinical activities on the part of the student where applicants would need to carefully consider the extent of their work commitments.
IS AN ADN-MSN TRACK OFFERED?
The OU College of Nursing does not currently offer a direct admission track for students that only have an associate’s degree. We currently require all applicants have a BSN degree. Students who have an associate’s degree in nursing are advised to complete our RN-BSN track first and then continue with their application to the master’s program.