Nursing Schools in Oklahoma

Nursing schools in Oklahoma offer students the opportunity to receive a Certificate, Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADS) or Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Programs take between two and four years to complete based on the type of education one pursues. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) as well as complete an accredited program in order to be able to receive a license in Oklahoma. Visit the nursing schools page for additional information on education and careers.

Registered Nurses in Oklahoma can make a salary between $42,000 to $77,000 per year. The list below shows registered nurse salaries in areas throughout Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma City: $60,000
  • Tulsa: $59,000
  • Lawton: $58,000

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Top Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Programs in Oklahoma By Number of Graduates

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) programs usually take 9 - 12 months to complete and you would have to pass a licensing exam prior to being licensed in the state. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of LPN program students enrolled.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Tulsa Technology Center - Lemley CampusTulsa, OKLPNtulsatech.edu
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Platt College - TulsaTulsa, OKLPNplattcolleges.edu
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Canadian Valley Technology CenterEl Reno, OKLPNcvtech.edu
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Indian Capital Technology Center - MuskogeeMuskogee, OKLPNictctech.com
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Southern Oklahoma Technology CenterArdmore, OKLPNsotc.edu
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Indian Capital Technology Center - StilwellStilwell, OKLPNictctech.com
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Platt College - MooreMoore, OKLPNplattcolleges.edu
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Metro Technology CentersOklahoma City, OKLPNmetrotech.edu
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Moore Norman Technology CenterNorman, OKLPNmntc.edu
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Central Technology CenterDrumright, OKLPNcentraltech.edu
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Gordon Cooper Technology CenterShawnee, OKLPNgctech.org
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Kiamichi Technology Center - DurantDurant, OKLPNktc.edu
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Northeast Technology Center - KansasKansas, OKLPNnetech.edu
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Western Technology CenterBurns Flat, OKLPNwesttech.edu
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Indian Capital Technology Center - TahlequahTahlequah, OKLPNictctech.com
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Pontotoc Technology CenterAda, OKLPNpontotoctech.edu
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Indian Capital Technology Center - SallisawSallisaw, OKLPNictctech.com
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Northeast Technology Center - AftonAfton, OKLPNnetech.edu
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Pioneer Technology CenterPonca City, OKLPNpioneertech.edu
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Kiamichi Technology Center - HugoHugo, OKLPNktc.edu
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Top Associate Level Registered Nurse (RN) Programs in Oklahoma By Number of Graduates

The minimum degree requirement to become a Registered Nurse is to obtain an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree, which usually takes about 2 years to complete. You would also have to pass the NCLEX-RN exam prior to being state licensed. Schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in the program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma City, OKADN-RNoccc.edu
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Tulsa Community CollegeTulsa, OKADN-RNtulsacc.edu
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Rose State CollegeMidwest City, OKADN-RNrose.edu
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Northern Oklahoma CollegeTonkawa, OKADN-RNnoc.edu
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Rogers State UniversityClaremore, OKADN-RNrsu.edu
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Connors State CollegeWarner, OKADN-RNconnorsstate.edu
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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M CollegeMiami, OKADN-RNneo.edu
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Western Oklahoma State CollegeAltus, OKADN-RNwosc.edu
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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - OkmulgeeOkmulgee, OKADN-RNosuit.edu
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Murray State CollegeTishomingo, OKADN-RNmscok.edu
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Eastern Oklahoma State CollegeWilburton, OKADN-RNeosc.edu
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ITT Technical Institute - TulsaTulsa, OKADN-RNitt-tech.edu
Carl Albert State CollegePoteau, OKADN-RNcarlalbert.edu
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Platt College - TulsaTulsa, OKADN-RNplattcolleges.edu
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ITT Technical Institute - Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, OKADN-RNitt-tech.edu
Platt College - North OKCOklahoma City, OKADN-RNplattcolleges.edu
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Redlands Community CollegeEl Reno, OKADN-RNredlandscc.edu
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Seminole State CollegeSeminole, OKADN-RNsscok.edu
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Bacone CollegeMuskogee, OKADN-RNbacone.edu
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Brown Mackie College - TulsaTulsa, OKADN-RNbrownmackie.edu

Top Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs in Oklahoma By Number of Graduates

See the top schools offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. A BSN program usually takes 4 years to complete, and a licensing exam (NCLEX) is also required. Some of these schools may also offer a RN to BSN bridge programs. The top 10 schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their BSN program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City, OKBSNouhsc.edu
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Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City, OKBSNokcu.edu
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Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityWeatherford, OKBSNswosu.edu
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University of Central OklahomaEdmond, OKBSNuco.edu
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Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityBartlesville, OKBSNokwu.edu
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East Central UniversityAda, OKBSNecok.edu
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Langston UniversityLangston, OKBSNlangston.edu
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Oral Roberts UniversityTulsa, OKBSNoru.edu
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Southern Nazarene UniversityBethany, OKBSNsnu.edu
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Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAlva, OKBSNnwosu.edu
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Northeastern State UniversityTahlequah, OKBSNnsuok.edu
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Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityGoodwell, OKBSNopsu.edu
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Oklahoma Baptist UniversityShawnee, OKBSNokbu.edu
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Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond, OKBSNwww.oc.edu
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Rogers State UniversityClaremore, OKBSNrsu.edu
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University of TulsaTulsa, OKBSNutulsa.edu
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Bacone CollegeMuskogee, OKBSNbacone.edu
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National American University - TulsaTulsa, OKBSNnational.edu

Top Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs in Oklahoma By Number of Graduates

Getting your Master of Science in Nursing will take about 5-7 years from start to finish. You would still need to take a exam prior to being fully licensed to practice in the state. The schools listed below are sorted by the number of students enrolled in their Master's program.

Institution NameLocationProgramsWebsiteRequest Information
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City, OKMSNouhsc.edu
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Oklahoma City UniversityOklahoma City, OKMSNokcu.edu
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University of TulsaTulsa, OKMSNutulsa.edu
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Source:
Graduate data is from the 2013-2014 school year.
IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.