Oklahoma Master's in Nursing Programs

The master's of science in nursing (MSN) degree prepares nurses for roles as practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse leaders, nurse educators, nursing administrators, nursing informatics professionals, nurse anesthetists as well as for doctorate nursing programs. The nursing schools in Oklahoma that offer the master's in nursing have selected to focus on specific specializations. Researching programs and schools to find a faculty and a program that matches your strengths and goals is a recommended first step when selecting an MSN program. Listed below are the master's of science in nursing programs (MSN) programs offered in Oklahoma. Schools and programs are listed along with accreditation and contact methods.

The MSN program builds on the baccalaureate nursing education with didactic and clinical education that enhances skills and knowledge in nursing science, research, theory and concepts, management and leadership skills, and application of these skills and knowledge to professional nursing. A master's in nursing program can often be completed in 18 to 24 months and depending on clinical requirements and prior course work, sometimes quicker.

MSN Online Programs Offered in Oklahoma

Online formats have become standard for many master's nursing specializations and offer busy nurses as well as rural based nurses a convenient option to pursue higher education and move up the nursing career ladder. With online MSN programs, any clinical requirements are arranged with the assistance of nursing faculty advisors and often can be completed in the nurses local region. The online msn programs listed below are accompanied by their accreditation information, which assures the applicant and student that they are receiving an education that has been evaluated by an national nursing accreditation agency and that the program has been determined to adequately prepare graduates to function in advanced nursing practice capacities.

According to the Oklahoma’s Health Care Industry Workforce: 2006 Report, there will be a projected shortage of 3,000 nurses by 2012. Nursing faculty are in high demand. Faculty at entry level nursing programs in Oklahoma can have a sometimes have a baccalaureate degree, however it is often preferred that faculty hold a master's degree. Other areas of nursing, including advanced practice are also in high demand. Much data has been published supporting the cost-effectiveness of utilizing nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses in health care systems. A master's degree in nursing can open many career advancement opportunities in all areas of nursing and health care. As with any industry, positions with greater responsibilities often command greater salaries. Right now is a good time to start researching and deciding on a master's in nursing programs that fits your needs and goals. Find the schools offering MSN programs in the state of Oklahoma listed below. Narrow your search to nurse practitioner programs in Oklahoma.

Colleges & Universities Based in Oklahoma Offering Master's Nursing Programs

Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing

Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: MSN - (Tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Administration)

  • 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493, PH: 405-208-5900

Southern Nazarene University

The Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing is a member of the AACN and the MSN programs are CCNE accredited.

Programs Offered: MSN - (Tracks: Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership)

  • 6729 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK 73008-2605, PH: 405-717-6217

University of Oklahoma College of Nursing

The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is a member of the AACN and the Master's nursing programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: MSN - (Pathways: Clinical Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing Administration/Management, Nursing Educator, Nurse Practitioner), Post-Master's certificates are also offered with the same track options.

  • 1100 North Stonewall Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73117, PH: 877-367-6876

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