RN to BSN Programs in Oklahoma

The RN to BSN degree provides registered nurses with a greater depth of knowledge with regards to patient care and leadership skills. Graduates are prepared to take on nursing roles with more responsibilities as well as to apply to master's in nursing programs. The RN to BSN programs below are listed with their accreditation and contact information. CCNE or NLNAC accreditation is an important factor to consider when choosing a program. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing does not approve or regulate the RN to BSN programs offered in the state, so national accreditation by one of these two agencies assures the student they are receiving the adequate education to prepare the for professional advancement in the field of nursing.

RN to BSN Online Programs Offered in Oklahoma

Online RN to BSN programs are designed with the working professional nurse and rural based nurse in mind. These programs offer flexibility and convenience, so that working nurses can advance up the nursing career ladder with the least possible impact on their current position and personal schedule. All clinical requirements, if any, are arranged with assistance from an advisor. Every effort is made to arrange clinical sites convenient for the student. Contact the schools below to learn more. An RN to MSN program in Oklahoma may be another option to consider that allows movement up the nursing career ladder into advanced practice roles, nursing faculty and other nursing leadership positions.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission projects that there will be a 20% growth in the number of job openings for registered nurses through the year 2016. That means more management positions and specialty positions that require baccalaureate educated nurses will become available. As is the case with most industries, positions with greater responsibilities will command higher salaries. According to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission - Oklahoma Occupational Wage Information website, the median annual salary for registered nurses in Oklahoma was $49,500 in 2007. Wages will vary significantly by education, experience, location, facility, specialization and other factors. Many facilities in Oklahoma mention that they prefer baccalaureate educated nurses in their job postings, though it is not a requirement. With the projected job growth for baccalaureate educated nurses and the increasingly complex patient care nurses are presented with, this may be the perfect time to start an RN to BSN program. Request information from the schools listed below to find a programs that fits your needs and goals.

Schools Based in Oklahoma Offering an RN to BSN Program

Bacone College

Bacone College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: ADN, LPN/LVN to RN, RN to BSN

  • Bacone College - Billie R. Tower Nursing Program, 2299 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee, OK 74403, Ph: 918-781-7310

Northeastern State University

Northeastern State University is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: BSN, RN to BSN

  • Northeastern State University - Nursing Program, PO Box 549, Muskogee, Oklahoma 74402-0549, PH: 918-456-5511 Ext. 5410

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Oklahoma Panhandle State University is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: ADN, RN to BSN

  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University, 323 W. Eagle Blvd., P.O. Box 430, Goodwell, OK 73939, PH: 580-349-1520

Rogers State University

The Rogers State University AAS in Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Programs Offered: AAS in Nursing, RN to BSN

  • Rogers State University, 1701 W Will Rogers Blvd, Claremore, OK 74017, PH: 918-343-7635

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