Career Advancement Information
Currently at the University of Central Oklahoma there are two Career Ladder tracks. One is for RN to BS students, the other is designed for the LPN to BS student. For more information, you may contact the Career Advancement Coordinator. To have the academic advisor for nursing review your transcript to see what course you need to take, please contact the Nursing Academic Advisor.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 school full-time. The senior year courses may be taken on a part-time basis. This option is strongly recommended if you are working full-time. Part-time means taking one 8-week block clinical per semester plus perhaps one or two other non-clinical courses, as well.