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 $45,000 to $77,000 per year. The list below shows registered nurse salaries in areas throughout Oklahoma.

  • Lawton: $58,000
  • Oklahoma City: $63,000
  • Tulsa: $61,000

Average Income for a Nurse in Oklahoma

EmploymentMedian Hourly WageMedian Annual Wage
Oklahoma Nurse27,660$29.15$60,630
State Average1,652,100$15.93$33,134.40
National Average153,156,000$17.82$37,040
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
MEDIAN: $29.15
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, NCES, O*NET Online

Nurse's in Oklahoma Compared to Median Income Averages

+83% Above State Median Income

+64% Above National Median Income

Nurse's in Oklahoma take home an average 29.15 per hour. Annual earnings for Nurse's working in the State of Oklahoma average $60,630 which is 83% above the state median income and 64% above the national median income for all occupations. Employment for a Nurse makes up just 0.08% of the working population in Oklahoma and is limited due to the specific qualifications required along with the schooling involved in this career path. The increasing demand for qualified Nurses coupled with the educational barrier to enter the field is met with a steady supply of eager college graduates anxious to make a long-lasting impact in the lives of others in and around Oklahoma.

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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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Canadian Valley Technology CenterEl Reno, OKLPNcvtech.edu
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Indian Capital Technology Center - StilwellStilwell, OKLPNictctech.com
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Indian Capital Technology Center - MuskogeeMuskogee, OKLPNictctech.com
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Moore Norman Technology CenterNorman, OKLPNmntc.edu
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Metro Technology CentersOklahoma City, OKLPNmetrotech.edu
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Great Plains Technology CenterLawton, OKLPNgreatplains.edu
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Gordon Cooper Technology CenterShawnee, OKLPNgctech.org
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Indian Capital Technology Center - SallisawSallisaw, OKLPNictctech.com
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Indian Capital Technology Center - TahlequahTahlequah, OKLPNictctech.com
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Northeast Technology Center - PryorPryor, OKLPNnetech.edu
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Northwest Technology Center - AlvaAlva, OKLPNnwtech.edu
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Autry Technology CenterEnid, OKLPNautrytech.edu
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Mid - America Technology CenterWayne, OKLPNmatech.edu
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Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlesterMcalester, OKLPNktc.edu
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Kiamichi Technology Center - IdabelIdabel, OKLPNktc.edu
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Northeast Technology Center - AftonAfton, OKLPNnetech.edu
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Northeast Technology Center - KansasKansas, OKLPNnetech.edu
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Red River Technology CenterDuncan, OKLPNrrtc.edu
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Pioneer Technology CenterPonca City, OKLPNpioneertech.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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Connors State CollegeWarner, OKADN-RNconnorsstate.edu
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Rogers State UniversityClaremore, OKADN-RNrsu.edu
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Northeastern Oklahoma A&M CollegeMiami, OKADN-RNneo.edu
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Murray State CollegeTishomingo, OKADN-RNmscok.edu
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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - OkmulgeeOkmulgee, OKADN-RNosuit.edu
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Western Oklahoma State CollegeAltus, OKADN-RNwosc.edu
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Brown Mackie College - TulsaTulsa, OKADN-RNbrownmackie.edu
Eastern Oklahoma State CollegeWilburton, OKADN-RNeosc.edu
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Carl Albert State CollegePoteau, OKADN-RNcarlalbert.edu
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Platt College - TulsaTulsa, OKADN-RNplattcolleges.edu
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Platt College - North OKCOklahoma City, OKADN-RNplattcolleges.edu
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Seminole State CollegeSeminole, OKADN-RNsscok.edu
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Redlands Community CollegeEl Reno, OKADN-RNredlandscc.edu
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Brown Mackie College - Oklahoma CityOklahoma City, OKADN-RNbrownmackie.edu
Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityBartlesville, OKADN-RNokwu.edu
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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 Wesleyan UniversityBartlesville, OKBSNokwu.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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East Central UniversityAda, OKBSNecok.edu
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Langston UniversityLangston, OKBSNlangston.edu
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Oklahoma Panhandle State UniversityGoodwell, OKBSNopsu.edu
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Northeastern State UniversityTahlequah, OKBSNnsuok.edu
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Oral Roberts UniversityTulsa, OKBSNoru.edu
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Northwestern Oklahoma State UniversityAlva, OKBSNnwosu.edu
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Oklahoma Baptist UniversityShawnee, OKBSNokbu.edu
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Southern Nazarene UniversityBethany, OKBSNsnu.edu
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Rogers State UniversityClaremore, OKBSNrsu.edu
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University of TulsaTulsa, OKBSNutulsa.edu
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Oklahoma Christian UniversityEdmond, OKBSNwww.oc.edu
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Bacone CollegeMuskogee, OKBSNbacone.edu
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National American University - TulsaTulsa, OKBSNnational.edu
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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 Central OklahomaEdmond, OKMSNuco.edu
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Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityBartlesville, OKMSNokwu.edu
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University of TulsaTulsa, OKMSNutulsa.edu
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Graduate data is from the 2013-2014 school year.
IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.