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.

Halloween Costume SafetyWhat courses do I have to take?

When do I apply to the Nursing program?

How long does the Nursing program take?

Is there an accelerated program for people with a non-nursing Bachelor's degree?

Can students work full-time and complete this program?

Can the Nursing program be completed as a part-time student?

Can the Nursing program be completed as a night student?

What is the length of the program?

Are the classes on campus or on-line?

What is the approximate cost of the Nursing program?

What is the process to have my transcript evaluated?

How do I know which courses will transfer to UCO?

How do I get admitted to UCO?

How many students who apply are admitted to the Nursing program?

How do I get an application packet for the Nursing program?


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What courses do I have to take?

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

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When do I apply to the Nursing program?

Application deadlines are the second Friday in September for the Spring class and the last Friday in January for the Fall class.

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How long does the Nursing program take?

Once you are accepted into the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma your course work will be completed in 5 semesters.

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Is there an accelerated program for people with a non-nursing Bachelor's degree?

At this time we do not have an accelerated program for individuals who have already earned another non nursing degree.

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Can students work full-time and complete this program?

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.

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Can the Nursing program be completed as a part-time student?

At this time, the Nursing Department at the University of Central Oklahoma does not have a formal part-time option.

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Can the Nursing program be completed as a night student?

At this time, traditional nursing courses are only offered during the day.

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What is the length of the program?

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.

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Are the classes on campus or on-line?

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.

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What is the approximate cost of the Nursing program?

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.

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What is the process to have my transcript evaluated?

Our Academic Advisor, Brenda Brent (974-2728) or bbrent@uco.edu will evaluate your transcript for official recognition of courses that will transfer to UCO and courses remaining for the nursing department.

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How do I know which courses will transfer to UCO?

To find out which courses will transfer to the University of Central Oklahoma, check out our on-line transfer guide available through Enrollment Management.

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How do I get admitted to UCO?

For general admission to the University of Central Oklahoma, please visit our Admissions page.

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How many students who apply are admitted to the Nursing program?

For the class beginning in the Fall of 2012 there were 158 qualified applicants. There were 57 students admitted with an average retentive GPA of 3.51 and an average science GPA of 3.40.

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How do I get an application packet for the Nursing program?

Application packets are available on our application forms page or from the Nursing Office in the Coyner Health Sciences Building.

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