ECU SCHOOL OF NURSING
Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession that involves both the art of caring and the science of curing. Professional nurses are in high demand in today's health care system. Graduates from the School of Nursing are being recognized for their skills, judgment, and decision-making ability and research has shown that there is a direct correlation between successful patient recovery and the number of nurses providing care.
The ECU School of Nursing is recognized for its excellence in nursing education. ECU graduates are heavily recruited by healthcare facilities throughout the central plains and the southwest. As of 2019, ECU Nursing students pass the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) with an astonishing 96.88 percent success rate!
School of Nursing offers a high-quality baccalaureate nursing program that provides south-central and southeast Oklahoma with accessible professionally delivered nursing care. This program prepares graduates to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings in rural, as well as urban, Oklahoma.
Pre-licensure students complete an eight-semester program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Graduates who meet the Oklahoma state requirements for licensure, including a clear criminal background check, are eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN® to become a Registered Nurse. See our curriculum model.
School of Nursing - Degree Options
BS with a Major in Nursing
The School of Nursing offers a five-semester program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to pre-license students. Graduates of this ACEN-accredited, state-approved program are eligible to write the National Council Licensure
School of Nursing Brochure
ECU School of Nursing offers an Online RN to BSN degree program. Applicants are required to have graduated from an accredited RN program and have an unencumbered Registered Nurse license.
Applications to apply for the cohort beginning in the Fall 2022 semester will be accepted until April 18, 2022. Application information and material can be found on the Major in Nursing page.
Applications to apply for the cohort beginning in the Spring 2023 semester will open on May 2, 2022. Please continue to watch our Major in Nursing page for information and materials.
East Central University
1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820
What Can I Become?
Operating Room Nurse
Legal Nurse Consultant
Home Health Care Nurse
Intensive Care Unit Nurse
Public Health Care Nurse
... and more!