Online RN-to-BSN Program Entrance Qualifications
The minimum criteria for consideration of applicants seeking admission to the Online RN-to-BSN program include:
Acceptance to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. (**Separate NWOSU application required**)
Evidence of satisfactory academic achievement with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA in all nursing courses and a 2.5 GPA overall.
Graduate of a NLNAC-approved Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program.
Filing of the student's official college transcript(s) with the Registrar's Office and a copy to the Division of Nursing.
Submission of a completed application form for the Online RN-to-BSN Program to the Nursing Division.
Submission of three references from teachers or employers with at least one being from a nursing instructor from the applicant's Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma or other approved state.*
*Approved states include AZ, CA, CT, DE, DC, GA, HA, ID, IL,IN, LA, MA, MI, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OR, SD, TX, VT, WA, WV, and WY.
Program Retention Standards
To remain in the nursing program, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA, procure professional liability insurance through the Division of Nursing or an approved private source, and achieve a "C" or better in all nursing and science courses. A student's failure to meet any of these standards will result in a review by the nursing faculty.
The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Northwestern Oklahoma State University is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission: (800) 669-1656
Oklahoma Board of Nursing: (405) 962-1800