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Here is how your prior accomplishments will help you earn a BSN at Oklahoma City University:

  • The applicant admitted into the program receives 72 credit hours for the U.S. RN license.
  • 22 credit hours can be granted from transfer courses, portfolio* credit, or by taking additional courses at Oklahoma City University.
  • All general education credits can be earned through prior credit at another institution, the university's School of Adult and Continuing Education, regular university courses, or through challenge examinations such as CLEP.
  • Students will be required to take 18 credit hours of specified BSN nursing courses and 12 credit hours of general education courses (or electives if such requirements have been met). All students will be required to take at least these 30 credit hours at Oklahoma City University, including the last 15.
  • RN-to-BSN students who have not completed science or math courses required of for traditional BSN programs are not required to take these courses, but could substitute other courses to achieve the necessary credit hours for graduation.

*Credit granted to RNs by Oklahoma City University for prior learning or portfolio credit will not be posted until their final BSN semester. None of these credits count toward the 30 credit hours of Oklahoma City University residency requirement.


Due to the strenuous nature of nursing and practice orientation of Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing program, the School reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any student to enroll or continue in the nursing program. This decision is based on considerations including, but not limited to, characteristics required of a professional nurse. Eligibility is determined by the faculty's evaluation of a student's ability to perform the skills necessary to complete the course objectives, and includes attitudinal and behavioral components. These elements are re-evaluated each semester.


Requirements for admission to the RN-to-BSN program:

Although not required for admission, the following requirements must be met as specified once the student is admitted to the program before proceeding with any clinical practicum:

  • Health requirements specified by each agency where clinical and practical experiences will occur, including immunizations and health tests
  • Background checks and drug screenings required by any clinical facility where a patient care practicum may be conducted

Application Deadlines

To be considered for entry into the nursing program, the application process must be complete by the deadlines shown below. This includes application to the university received by the Office of Admissions, the most current official transcripts received by the university Transcript Coordinator, and all other relevant documents received by the relevant Kramer School of Nursing program specialist.

The only exception is for courses in progress during the summer term prior to an August start date or the fall semester prior to a January start date. Confirmation of the grades earned for those courses can be submitted after the deadline listed below, but must be received prior to beginning nursing classes. The only acceptable temporary confirmations are an unofficial transcript, a signed original letter on university letterhead from the course’s professor listing the grade for the designated course with the student’s name, or a copy of the grade report printed from the university’s system. To enroll in courses the second semester of the nursing program, an official transcript verifying those grades must be received.


  • August 1 to begin nursing classes in August
  • January 1 to begin nursing classes in January.

The option of starting with the Spring semester is available only on the home campus.

Progression Process

To progress to each subsequent semester, the student must:

  • Earn grades of C or better
  • Maintain a 2.5 OCU GPA
  • Complete the prerequisites

Withdrawal from a nursing course after two-thirds of the course is over will be counted as one enrollment.