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The RN to B.S., nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma is available online for registered nurses who are interested in furthering their nursing education. Upon successful completion, nurses will have earned a Bachelor of Science degree.

UCO provides the flexibility for RNs to earn a Bachelor of Science fully online with part- and full-time options available. Students can finish UCO's fully online RN to B. S., nursing in as little as two semesters, with flat-rate tuition, for as low as $8,500.

The RN to B.S., nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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Online RN to B.S., Nursing

at the University of Central Oklahoma

RN to B.S., Nursing Application Information

Application Deadlines

Spring online applications: The deadline for application submission is Dec. 1.

Fall online applications: The deadline for application submission is July 1.

Application Steps

Step One

Email transcripts from each college/university you have attended to as soon as possible to determine what courses you may need to take prior to application or acceptance.

Step Two

Once notified of the required courses by the academic advisor, submit your application to UCO.

Step Three

Once you have completed steps one and two, submit the UCO RN to B.S., nursing application prior to the application date.

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  • 100% online nursing courses
  • Flat-rate tuition, no hidden fees
    • $8,500, in state and $8,750 out of state
  • Eight-week courses
  • Full- or part-time options
  • May complete in as little as two semesters (full time)
  • 24 credit hours of nursing required
  • At least 30 credit hours at UCO (may include prerequisites or nursing electives)


Registered nurses are eligible to apply to the UCO RN to B.S. 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;
  • A current unencumbered nursing license; and, 
  • Nursing students may apply in their last semester of nursing school. They will need to graduate and pass the NCLEX prior to the first day of classes.

Career Opportunities

  • 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)

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For nursing students who have successfully completed an associate degree in nursing from an accredited program and are licensed as registered nurses, 35 hours of advanced standing credit may be awarded for completion of nursing courses taken in the associate program. The advanced standing credits will be awarded upon completion of the required UCO RN to B.S., nursing courses.

Transferring Doesn't Have to Be Tricky or time-consuming.

Concerned some of your coursework may not transfer - no worries, we can help! Email or call us at 405-974-5162. We will get back to you soon regarding your transfer credits. 


Have more questions? Need more info?

Join us for RN2BS Coffee Chats

Nursing holding a cup of coffee looking at phoneJoin us for RN2BS Coffee Chats with UCO's RN to BS coordinator, and the RN to BS advisor, for an informal Q&A session at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Central time the first Wednesday of every month, via Zoom.

During our RN2BS Coffee Chats, we will be there to answer all your questions regarding UCO's RN to B.S., nursing program including the benefits of obtaining a bachelor's degree in nursing; what are UCO's admissions requirements; course curriculum and design; transferring credits to UCO; how to manage working and going to school; how much it will cost to attend UCO; and, any additional questions you may have.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. 

RN2BS Coffee Chats at 8 a.m. CST Registration


Still Have Questions?

Contact the Department of Nursing at UCO!