Oklahoma Master's Degree in Nursing

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Oklahoma MSN Programs

Oklahoma offers multiple options in terms of MSN programs. Though there is a limited number of traditional colleges and universities that offer this degree, Oklahoma residents can take advantage of distance learning through one of the many online programs. An Oklahoma nurse who wants to purse a master's degree can do so without leaving the state, or even traveling at all.

Those who are looking into MSN programs in Oklahoma are not limited to programs within the state. There are many different options to compare, and choosing the one that is the best fit may be the key to successfully earning this degree. The first step in earning an MSN is to begin evaluating the different options.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

For those who are interested in enrolling in courses at a traditional Oklahoma college or university, there are a limited number of programs available. This program format is great for someone who craves a learning environment that allows him or her to interact with other students and in person with the instructors. Disadvantages to these programs are the fact students are required to travel to campus for classes at the scheduled times, and they are not convenient for individuals who do not live close to a campus or want to move.

Online MSN programs are beneficial because the offer a broader range of programs to choose from and allow students to decide, for the most part, where and when they will complete the classes and coursework. These programs are great for busy nurses struggling to balance work and family life with getting an education. There are countless online MSN programs, but two examples are those offered by Kaplan University and Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kaplan University's MSN program offers four different specialty tracks: Executive Leader or Informatics, Adult NP, Family NP, and Nurse Education. The Executive leader or Informatics track requires students to complete 65 total credits, and the other specialty curriculums range from 80-100 credits.

Indiana Wesleyan University offers a variety of options for potential Oklahoma MSN students. This university has an online MSN MBA dual degree program, and offers the MSN in both Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Both of MSN tracks require students to complete a 41 credit curriculum. The MSN MBA dual-degree program consists of 60 credits.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements are program-specific, but the following is common:

  • BSN from accredited program with 3.0 GPA
  • Current resume/CV
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcripts
  • Three recommendations
  • Writing sample
  • At least one year of professional nursing experience
  • Background check


Cost to attend Kaplan University's MSN program ranges from $23,920-$36,800, depending on the chosen track. The cost of tuition for Indiana Wesleyan University's MSN program is around $21,320. The MSN MBA joint program tuition costs about $32,760.

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Shawnee, OK 74804

Oklahoma MSN Degree Prerequisites

Oklahoma nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by Oklahoma Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Oklahoma, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Oklahoma and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Oklahoma RN to MSN programs

Those holding Oklahoma RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Oklahoma MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Oklahoma, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Oklahoma grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Oklahoma, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma MSN Degree Resources

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