Career Advancement FAQs

Are you a Career Advancement student who has questions regarding the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma? Below are some of the more frequently asked questions and you may find your answer here.


Am I given credit for nursing courses I have already had?

Do all nursing courses have clinicals?

How do I find out about scheduled courses?

How long will it take me to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate degree?

Do I have to apply to UCO before taking nursing courses?

May I take some of the prerequisite courses at other college?


Am I given credit for nursing courses I have already had? 

Yes. Advanced standing credit will be given for the 2000 and 3000 level Professional Nursing courses.  All 4000 level nursing courses must be completed.

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Do all nursing courses have clinicals?

NURS 4324, NURS 4134 and NURS 4746 have clinical components. These experiences are jointly planned by students and faculty, and are flexible.

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How do I find out about scheduled courses?

For information regarding the Career Advancement Program contact Leann Laubach, the Career Advancement Coordinator at (405) 974-5182 or Ashley Weingart, the Academic Advisor for Nursing at (405)974-2727.  In addition, the class schedule is posted on the UCO website.

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How long will it take me to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate degree?

For most RNs with an Associate Degree in Nursing, coursework for the BSN may be completed in three semesters, depending upon the total number of college courses and hours already completed.

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Do I have to apply to UCO before taking nursing courses?

Yes. Call Ashley Weingart at (405) 974-2727 for more details.

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May I take some of the prerequisite courses at other college?

Yes, but all degrees require 30 hours in residence at UCO. If you decide to take courses at other institutions, be certain that at least 30 hours are at UCO. Hours from challenge exams do not count toward the 30 resident hours required for graduation. Students must also be aware that at least 60 credit hours must come from a 4-year university.

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