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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 26, through at least April 15. UCO will transition to alternative instructional delivery methods from March 28 through the end of the spring semester. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

The first nursing class from the nursing department at the University of Central Oklahoma graduated in 1972. Since that time, more than 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.

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Students interested in earning a degree in nursing 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 career advancement program for RNs who want to complete their Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing.

Degree Sheet

Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

Incoming freshmen are eligible for a variety of scholarships within the General Academic Scholarship Program. There are multiple scholarships specific to the College of Mathematics and Science.

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Career Opportunities

Nursing career opportunities include: 

  • Perioperative (operating rooms)
  • Emergency/trauma
  • Critical care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Home health care
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Occupational health
  • Radiology
  • Psychiatric-mental health
  • Holistic/complementary care

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about Department of Nursing faculty.