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The OSU-OKC Traditional Nursing applications for the Spring 2021 cohort will begin on Aug. 1, 2020, and end on Sept. 18, 2020, at 5 p.m.

The LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge applications for the Spring 2021 cohort will begin on Oct. 1, 2020, and end on Nov. 13, 2020, at 5 p.m.

Please contact the Testing and Assessment office, (405) 945-8648, to schedule the required HESI A2 and/or the HESI Mobility exam. We encourage you to schedule as soon as possible. Due to social distancing regulations, the number of persons testing on a given date and time is very limited.

You can contact the Nurse Science Department with questions, or (405) 945-3210.


HESI A2 Entrance Exam

The HESI A2 Entrance Exam is the pre-admission exam for all applicants of the OSU-OKC nurse science degree program. An appointment to take the exam is required. Contact the Testing and Assessment Center at (405) 945-8648 for scheduling information.

For more information and access to study materials and practice exams visit:

If you already have a HESI or Evolve.elsevier account, please make sure your account information matches your ID. To update your account log into If you don’t have an account, we will help you create one when you come in to test.

If you have already taken the HESI and want study helps for your areas of weakness visit:

Cost: $65 Advanced Payment Required. OSU-OKC Testing Center Rescheduling Policy applies.

Total Test Time: 2 hrs., 15 min.

Test Dates: Seating is limited, so reserve your seat early. Proof of payment is required before booking.


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Mission Statement

The mission of the OSU-Oklahoma City Nursing Program is to provide a quality associate degree education that prepares a diverse student body for registered nurse licensure that will enable them to succeed in a global society and life-long learning.

About the Nurse Science Program

The Nurse Science Department offers a program of study leading to an associate in applied science degree. The Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurse licensure (NCLEX-RN). The course of study is a 72-credit hour program, which includes classroom and laboratory instruction on campus, as well as supervised clinical experience at affiliating health agencies.

OSU-OKC Nurse Science Department offers the following options:

  • Traditional pathway:  The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) prepares students to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).  This option is for those who wish to earn their first associate degree, as well as those who wish to change careers.
  • Transition pathway:  The LPN to RN and Paramedic to RN pathways prepare licensed practical nurses and paramedics to practice nursing as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Why pursue the LPN or Paramedic to RN pathway?

  • Increase earning potential
  • Capitalize on wider job availability
  • Learn the theory and critical-thinking skills needed to thrive as an RN
  • Play a more prominent role in the healthcare decision-making process

Degree Sheet(s)

Degree Sheet (PDF)Nurse Science A.A.S.

Degree Sheet (PDF)Nurse Science A.A.S. – LPN/Paramedic to RN Concentration

For more information contact:

Division of Health Sciences
Allied Health Building
900 N. Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
(405) 945-3210

Approved by:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 962-1800

Accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
P. (404) 975-5000 | F. (404) 975-5020 |