Traditional Student FAQs
Are you a "traditional" 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.
For a list of courses that will need to be taken prior to admission to the nursing program see our Suggested Schedule for BS in Nursing
Application deadlines are the second Friday in September for the Spring class and the last Friday in January for the Fall class.
Once you are accepted into the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma your course work will be completed in 5 semesters.
At this time we do not have an accelerated program for individuals who have already earned another non nursing degree.
This will be very dependent on your work schedule. For the majority of individuals, it is very difficult to work full-time and go to school full-time.
At this time, the Nursing Department at the University of Central Oklahoma does not have a formal part-time option.
At this time, traditional nursing courses are only offered during the day.
Traditional students typically take 2 years to complete general university core and pre-professional courses. With acceptance to the nursing program, the professional nursing courses can be completed in 5 semesters.
For the traditional student, many of the courses take place on campus with some of the course requirements completed on-line. Each instructor determines how much of the course work may take place through D2L At this time the only nursing course offered in the on-line format is NURS 1221 Introduction to Nursing.
Please refer to the current admission fees for cost per credit hour. In addition there will be lab fees, uniforms, books, standardized testing fees and OSBI fees.
Our Academic Advisor will evaluate your transcript for official recognition of courses that will transfer to UCO and courses remaining for the nursing department. You may contact the advisement office at (405) 974-2343.
To find out which courses will transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma, check out our on-line transfer guide available through Enrollment Management.
For general admission to the University of Central Oklahoma, please visit our Admissions page.
Sixty students are admitted each spring and fall semester. While the minimum retentive GPA for admission is 2.5, the average GPA for students accepted is above that number.
Application packets are available on our application forms page or from the Nursing Office in the Coyner Health Sciences Building.
Currently there is no minimum TEAS score required for admission, however the TEAS is considered in the application acceptance process. According to ATI a score of 58.7% or higher indicates a student is proficient in the essential academic skills required for nursing. To demonstrate optimum success in the nursing program it is recommended that students have scores above this minimal level.