Career Advancement Information
Currently there are two Career Advancement tracks available for nurses who attend the University of Central Oklahoma. One is for RN to BS students, the other is designed for the LPN to BS student.
Applications are accepted for the RN to BS program in the Fall and in the Spring. A student who has completed all prerequisites and chooses the full-time option may complete the program in as little as 12 months. Deadlines for application are the last Friday in March and the last Friday in October of each year.
Applications are accepted for the LPN to BS program each Spring with classes begining in the Fall. Students admitted to this program complete the coursework in a 16 month time span to include the Fall-Spring-Summer-Fall semesters with one Intersession course between the Spring and Summer of the final year. This option is only available on a full-time basis. Deadline for application is the last Friday in March of each year.
Applications for both programs may be obtained from the Nursing Office in the Coyner Health Sciences Building on the UCO campus, or may be downloaded from our Application page.
For more information, you may contact the Career Advancement Coordinator, Leann Laubach. To have the academic advisor for nursing review your transcript to see what courses you need to take, please contact the Nursing Academic Advisor, Ashley Weingart, or if you live in the Midwest City area, you may contact the UCO at Rose State College Program Coordinator, Melissa Hayt, to have your transcript reviewed.Academic Degree Requirements
124 total college-level credit hours.
30 hours at UCO exclusive of correspondence and extension credit.
15 of the last 30 hours applying toward the degree must be satisfactorily completed at UCO.
60 semester hours, excluding physical education activity courses, from college that award bachelor's degrees (senior colleges/universities).
40 semester hours, excluding physical education activity courses, of upper division (3000 and 4000) level.
15 semester hours of major courses at the upper division (3000 and 4000) level.
10 semester hours in the major in residence at UCO.
University Policy Regarding Transferring Hours
A student transferring to UCO with an earned Associate of Arts or Associate of Science from an accredited Oklahoma state institution or a bachelor's degree from an Oklahoma public baccalaureate granting institution is considered to have completed the general education requirements for a UCO bachelor's degree provided the appropriate Regent's minimum requirements have been met. Students may be required to take courses in general education to meet prerequisites for major requirements or to complete major support course requirements.
A minimum of 60 semester hours of course work, excluding physical education activity courses, applied toward a bachelor's degree must be earned at a senior (baccalaureate granting) institution.
Working While Attending the Nursing Program
If you are working full-time, it is very difficult to attend nursing school full-time. For the RN to BS student we have designed full-time, part-time, and career friendly options. More information on each of these is available by visiting with the Career Advancement Coordinator, the Academic Advisor for Nursing, or the UCO at Rose Program Coordinator.