Accreditation and Approvals

ACEN (formerly NLNAC)

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN; formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) has granted Oklahoma City University full accreditation for its baccalaureate, master's, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees (including the Family Nurse Practitioner program). ACEN does not accredit PhD programs.

Contact information for ACEN:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000


The Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) has granted full approval for Kramer School of Nursing to offer programs leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. Gateway program graduates who have earned the Bachelor of Science in Nursing are eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN, required to become licensed as Registered Nurses. OBN does not approve post-RN licensure programs.

Contact information for the Oklahoma Board of Nursing:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 Classen Boulevard, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-5437
(405) 962-1800

Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools has granted full approval of all BSN, MSN, DNP, and PhD in nursing degrees offered by Oklahoma City University.

Contact information for the Higher Learning Commission:

Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
(800) 621-7440, or (312) 263-0456