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Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan

The RN to B.S. in Nursing track at UCO is available online for RNs who are interested in furthering their nursing education. Upon successful completion, nurses will have earned a Bachelor's of Science degree.

The RN to B.S. track at UCO is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Application Process

Spring Online Applications: The preference date for application submission is Oct. 1, and the final deadline is Dec. 1.

Fall Online applications: The preference date for application submission is May 1, and the final deadline is July 1.

Step 1. Email transcripts from each college/university you have attended to Lindsay Berry, the academic adviser for Nursing, as soon as possible to determine what courses you may need to take prior to application or acceptance.

Step 2. Once notified of required courses by the Academic Advisor, submit your application to UCO.

Step 3. Once you have completed Step 1 and 2, submit UCO RN to BS Nursing Application prior to the preference date or final application date.

Apply to UCO Online RN to BS Nursing Application

Overview

  • 100 percent online nursing courses
  • As low as $8,500
  • 8-week courses
  • Full or part-time options
  • May complete in as little as two semesters (full time)

Eligibility

Registered nurses are eligible to apply to the UCO RN to BS track with:

  • an associate degree from an accredited nursing program;
  • successful completion of the NCLEX-RN licensure exam;
  • completed the university prerequisites;
  • minimum 2.5 retentive GPA; and,
  • a current unencumbered nursing license.

Career Opportunities

Nursing career opportunities include: 

  • Staff Nurse
  • Charge Nurse
  • House Supervisor
  • Manager/Director
  • Nurse Educator
  • Case Management
  • Infection Control
  • Risk Management
  • Opportunities for Graduate School (Nurse Practitioner Programs, Certified Nurse Anesthetist Programs)

Meet the Faculty

Learn more about Department of Nursing faculty.

Prerequisites

For nursing students who have successfully completed an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited program and are licensed as a Registered Nurse, 35 hours of Advanced Standing Credit may be awarded for completion of nursing courses taken in the Associates Program. The Advanced Standing Credits will be awarded upon completion of the required UCO R.N. to B.S. nursing courses.

Nursing students graduating with an A.A. or A.S. degree in Nursing may have met the University of Central Oklahoma Core Requirements totaling 42-44 hours. Students with an A.A.S. degree will be required to complete the University Core Requirements.

In addition, students interested in the R.N. to B.S. option must complete the following Nursing Major Requirements (or equivalent courses as determined by the Department of Nursing) prior to admission to the R.N. to B.S. track:

  • CHEM 1014: Introductory Chemistry and Lab
  • BIO 1114: General Biology OR BIO 1204 Biology 1 for Majors
  • NTRN 1513: Introduction to Nutrition
  • PSY 1103: General Psychology
  • SOC 2103: Sociology
  • BIO2314: Intro to Microbiology and Lab
  • BIO 2504: Human Anatomy and Lab OR FNRL 2214: Elementary Human Anatomy and Dissection
  • BIO 2604: Human Physiology and Lab
  • ECON 2173: Principles of Business Statistics OR PSY 2753: Psychological Statistics OR SOC 4043: Sociological Statistics OR STAT 2113: Statistical Methods OR ECON 2303: Statistics for Healthcare OR STAT 2103: Intro to Statistics for Sciences
  • PHIL 1103: Logic and Critical Thinking OR PHIL 1113: Intro to Philosophy OR PHIL 1123: Contemporary Moral Problems OR PHIL 2073: Social & Political Philosophy
  • NURS 2113: Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan.

Still Have Questions?

Contact the Department of Nursing at UCO!