It is an exciting time to be a nurse and Northwestern Oklahoma State University is making a difference in the lives of nurses and patients alike. Northwestern’s Nursing Graduates are in demand! Northwestern offers three exciting Nursing programs to help meet the need for BSN-prepared Registered Nurses and APRN – Family Nurse Practitioners throughout the state and nation.
Graduates of the traditional on-campus BSN program are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam after program completion. Students have a choice of attending classes on the Alva, Enid, and Woodward campuses as well as at the University Center in Ponca City. State of the art simulation labs and a wide variety of experiences in hospitals, clinics, schools, other health agencies throughout the northwest Oklahoma region as well as at Vance Air Force Base assure students receive a well-rounded education experience. Students begin their nursing courses after completing two years of general education and program pre-requisite courses. A low student-to-faculty ratio allows for personalized experiences allowing every student to optimize their learning and be successful.
For RNs with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, Northwestern offers an affordable Online RN-to-BSN program designed for working RNs. With no traditional clinical hours required, the BSN may be earned in 12 months, once all general education requirements have been met. Students are challenged to build upon their current knowledge and develop new skills, experiences, and insight to strengthen their nursing practice.
The new BSN-to-DNP program offers students the opportunity to become family nurse practitioners with an emphasis on rural health needs. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification exam and pursue licensure as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. In this hybrid program, the students experience a variety of course and clinical experiences promoting professional growth and practice. This program saves the student time and expense by advancing directly to the nationally desired Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.
The Nursing Faculty at Northwestern are experts in their field and dedicated to your success. The Northwestern Nursing programs have received national recognition for affordability, accessibility, quality, and outcomes annually since 2014 in a variety of online sources. Northwestern Oklahoma State University also is recognized as #1 in Oklahoma and #16 nationally among all public schools for its Low Student Loan Debt by The Student Loan Report. Now is the time to learn how Northwestern Nursing can help meet your professional goals. We look forward to hearing from YOU!
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