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Oklahoma RN Programs

Oklahoma RN Programs

For those who are looking for an exciting and rewarding career should consider Oklahoma RN programs. Registered nurses face challenges on a daily basis and many opportunities to learn valuable skills. A career as a registered nurse also offers job security.

Oklahoma offers a variety of RN programs for one to choose from. A potential student has the ability to choose the program that is right for him or her.

Becoming Licensed by Examination in Oklahoma

In order to become a registered nurse by examination in Oklahoma, one must present documentary proof that he or she is eligible to work in the United States. All applicants are required to complete a criminal background check.

An RN applicant must have graduated from a state-approved nursing education program that included the following areas: Care of adults, care of children, Maternal-newborn nursing, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. There is an $85 application fee.

The test used to license RNs in Oklahoma is the NCLEX. Applicants must first register and pay the $200 fee in order to take this exam. Then, one must submit a licensure application and fees, a passport-type photo, and official transcript (out-of-state grads must submit course descriptions). The exam must be taken within 2 years of graduating, or the individual must fulfill additional education requirements.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Oklahoma

Individuals who are currently licensed in another state or jurisdiction can apply for licensure by endorsement in Oklahoma. These individuals, in addition to the requirements above for all applicants, must have passed either the NCLEX-RN or the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE). Nurses educated outside of the United States must submit proof of English proficiency and CGFNS verification.

All endorsement applicants must submit license verification and evidence of continuing competence in the previous 2 years in one of the following ways:

  • Official transcript or certification of having completed a nursing refresher course
  • Successfully passing the NCLEX-RN
  • Official transcript showing completion of 6 academic credit hours or 105 contact hours
  • Employer Verification Form that shows evidence of licensure in another state with verification of at least 520 work hours in the past 2 years

Additional Resources

On-Campus & Online RN Schools

The Best RN Schools in Oklahoma

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Oklahoma residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in discussion forums and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

Oklahoma RN Resources on

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821

Oklahoma Nurses Association

Other OK Schools with RN Programs

Bacone College
2299 Old Bacone Road
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74403
Carl Albert State College
1507 S. McKenna
Poteau, Oklahoma 74953
Carl Albert State College
131 East Choctaw Avenue
Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955
Connors State College
2400 W. Shawnee
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
Connors State College
Rt. 1 Box 1000
Warner, Oklahoma 74469
East Central University
1100 E. 14th Street
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
East Central University

Durant, Oklahoma
Eastern Oklahoma State College
2805 NE Lincoln Road
Idabel, Oklahoma 74745
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1802 E College Avenue
Mcalester, Oklahoma 74501
Eastern Oklahoma State College
1301 W Main St.
Wilburton, Oklahoma 74578
Langston University
P.O. Box 1500
Langston, Oklahoma 73050
Langston University
914 North Greenwood
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
Murray State College
One Murray Campus
Tishomingo, Oklahoma 73460
Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College
200 I Street NE
Miami, Oklahoma 74354
Northeastern Oklahoma A & M College
1201 NEO Loop
Grove, Oklahoma 74345
Northern Oklahoma College
P.O. Box 1869
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74076
Northern Oklahoma College
P.O. Box 2300
Enid, Oklahoma 73702
Northern Oklahoma College
P.O. Box 310
Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2929 E. Randolph
Enid, Oklahoma 73701
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
2007 34th Street
Woodward, Oklahoma 73801
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, Oklahoma 73717
Oklahoma Baptist University
500 West University
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804
Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E. Memorial Road
Edmond, Oklahoma 73013
Oklahoma City Community College
7777 South May Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73159
Oklahoma City University
2501 North Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
P.O. Box 430
Goodwell, Oklahoma 73939
Oklahoma State University
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
2201 Silver Lake Road
Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74006
Oral Roberts University
7777 South Lewis Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74171
OSU - Okmulgee
1801 E 4th Street
Okmulgee, Oklahoma 74447