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OSU-OKC Nursing



Traditional Application Acceptance Periods:

  • February 1 to April 1 - Fall Admission
  • July 1 to September 1 – Spring Admission

Bridge (LPN/Paramedic to RN) Application Acceptance Periods:

  • April 1 to July 1 - Fall Admission
  • September 1 to December 1 - Spring Admission


HESI Entrance Exam

A HESI A2 Entrance Exam for Traditional applicants or Mobility for Career Ladder (bridge), is a pre-admission requirement 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.

HESI A2 Entrance Exam Dates  |  Mobility for Career Ladder (bridge) Exam Dates

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:

Traditional Applicants HESI:

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.

LPN and Paramedic Bridge Applicants HESI Mobility:

Mobility/Nurse Challenge Cost:  $80 Advanced Payment Required. OSU-OKC Testing Center Rescheduling Policy applies.

LPN to ADN Total Test Time: 1hr., 53 min.

EMS to ADN Total Test Time:  1hr., 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. 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.

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

The Nurse Science program (AAS degree) at Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC), located in Oklahoma City, OK is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. (404) 975-5000 | F. (404) 975-5020 |

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the OSU-OKC Nurse Science program is continuing accreditation.