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Announcement: Deadline extended for LPN- and paramedic-to-RN pathways!

Nursing program officials at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City have extended the application deadline for licensed practical nurses and paramedics interested in pursuing the school’s registered nurse pathway track in the spring semester. The application deadline for the licensed practical nurse (LPN)- and paramedic-to-registered nurse (RN) pathways is now Dec. 2. This program is ideal for LPNs and paramedics seeking to boost their earning potential and assume a more prominent role in a healthcare setting. Additionally, to assist students as they make the transition from LPN or paramedic to RN, OSU-OKC has developed a new mentor/advisor position within the program. The mentor aligns with each cohort of students and stays with them through the completion of their nursing studies, which typically last a minimum of three semesters. To apply for the LPN- or paramedic-to-RN pathway program, contact the OSU-OKC Division of Health Sciences at (405) 945-3210.

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)LPN/Paramedic to RN A.A.S.

For more information contact:

Division of Health Sciences
Allied Health Building
440 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 |