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Nursing program exceeds state and national licensure pass rates

The OSU-OKC Nurse Science Program continues to exceed state and national licensure pass rates.


For the 2023 calendar year, the OSU-OKC Nurse Science Program had a 90.24% first-time pass rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.  The program’s graduates continue to pass at a rate exceeding state and national averages (Oklahoma – 87.48%, National – 88.56%). 


In April 2023, the NCLEX-RN exam was updated, with more focus on clinical decision making.  Since changing to the new format, OSU-OKC has a 97.60% first-time pass rate (April 2023 – Jan 2024).  Tracy Edwards, Nurse Science program director, shared, “It is amazing to see the culmination of faculty preparation, the evolution of how the program engages with students, and the students’ hard work and dedication to their studies.  I could not be more proud of our faculty and our graduates!”


The Nurse Science Department offers a program of study leading to an associate in applied science degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN). The course of study includes classroom and laboratory instruction on campus, as well as supervised clinical experience at affiliating health agencies.


Applications are now open for both the Traditional and LPN/Paramedic-to-RN pathways through April 1, 2024.  For more information visit or via email at