Oklahoma Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Oklahoma

As the current Oklahoman nursing workforce ages, the population grows, and healthcare needs increase, Oklahoma is experiencing the pangs of the national nursing deficit. By 2015, Oklahoma is only expected to fill 91% of the nursing jobs available in the state. The need for bachelor’s and master’s degree prepared advanced practice nurses and nurse practitioners are at an all-time high, particularly in rural areas, due to the low doctor to resident ratio in those areas. A majority of nurses in Oklahoma work in hospitals while the remainder are employed by home health services, long-term care, and public health. Around half of the nurses in the state work in rural areas. Top employers of nurses in Oklahoma include Saint Francis Hospital, Oklahoma University Medical Center and Saint Anthony Hospital, to name a few.

j

About Oklahoma

Oklahoma was the 46th state to enter the Union in 1907 and is well known for its forests, trifling mountain ranges, mesas and prairies. “The Sooner State” is a key producer in oil, natural gas, biotechnology, telecommunications, agriculture, energy, and aviation. The capital and largest city in Oklahoma is Oklahoma City. The state’s capital paired with Tulsa is home to over two-thirds of Oklahomans and the two cities are recognized as the state’s economic hubs. Oklahoma carries on the tradition of southern hospitality as residents and tourists alike can enjoy a plethora of activities across the state such as exploring the great outdoors, visiting cultural and historical landmarks, taking in an art performance or concert, visiting a festival or museum.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

29,480

2020

38,140

$51,230

Avg. Salary

69

Number of nursing programs in state

98

Number of hospitals in state

47

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Oklahoma

  • East Central University +
    • Programs Offered

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Langston University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree
      • RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Oklahoma City Unviersity +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Part-Time BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN to BSN
      • MSN - Nursing Education
      • MSN - Nursing Leadership
      • Family Nurse Practitioner
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • PhD Program
         

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • University of Central Oklahoma +
    • Programs Offered

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • University of Tulsa +
    • Programs Offered

      Bachelor of Science in Nursing

      Accreditation

      NLNAC