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Department of Nursing

Welcome to the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing. 

Our Graduates

The first nursing class from the nursing department at the University of Central Oklahoma graduated in 1972.  Since that time, over 3,500 well-qualified graduate nurses have entered the workforce.  Graduates of this program are known for being some of the best nurses in the state of Oklahoma and around the nation, and the UCO Department of Nursing is proud to continue this tradition.

Options Available

Students interested in earning a nursing degree from the University of Central Oklahoma now have multiple options for their education.  The core of the program is the traditional four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the two-year Master of Science in Nursing.  Building on these options is the R.N. to B.S. track for R.N.s who want to complete their Bachelor's degree in nursing. 


Believing in the importance of accreditation, the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma holds accreditation status at both the state and national level.  The undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing (OBN) and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.