Nursing  
Earn a Second Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

More opportunities for professional nurses exist now than ever, due to the worldwide shortage of Registered Nurses and expanding roles. Nurses work in all types of health care, business and service areas, and at all levels – giving bedside care, running their own practices, and being CEOS of large corporations. Your gateway into nursing is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), giving you eligibility for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.

No Waiting List, No Separate Application!

Unlike most schools offering the BSN, Kramer accepts all qualified applicants when they are admitted to the university with no separate application. Anyone can declare a major in nursing from the beginning, belong to the Student Nurses Association, participate in nursing school activities, have a nursing faculty advisor, and spend no time on a waiting list! Start nursing courses as soon as you have:

  • A 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • A 2.5 GPA or higher in prerequisite science courses
  • Complete the following prerequisites (number of hours):
    Human Anatomy with a lab (3-5)*
    Human Physiology (3-5)*
    Microbiology with a lab (3-4)
    Introduction to Psychology (3)
    College chemistry course with a lab, preferably introductory, general, or organic chemistry (4-5)
  • English proficiency as outlined in the English Proficiency Policy for Admission to NURS Courses

Design your own degree completion plan for your preferred pace and graduation date!

Most nursing courses are offered every fall and spring semesters, and many are offered as summer courses.  Choose: 

  • Part-time, if you have other full-time duties or prefer a more relaxed pace (class attendance during regular daytime hours will be required)
  • Full-time, at a standard pace with summers off, with time for extracurricular activities for that full college experience
  • Accelerated, if you are a strong student who wants to finish your nursing courses in just 16 months!

Why KSN?

Since 2001, 100% of Gateway BSN students have been employed within one month of graduation!

Not only are our nursing school facilities among the best in the nation, but Kramer has also ranked in the top 10% of nursing schools in the nation for three of the past four years.

Your chances for getting an RN license sooner through our program are better than most other schools. Compared to the national average (which usually ranges from 85-87%), our graduates pass the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) on the first try at the rate of 93% (2005), 98% (2006), 93% (2007), 98% (2008), 95% (2009), 98% (2010), 87% (2011), and 92% (2012).

Day, evening, and Saturday clinical practicum experiences are available. Students may begin classes in the fall or spring.

What Our Students Say

"[My] success… has come with a tremendous amount of support and encouragement from all my professors at KSN.  Every single time I had questions or concerns, their doors were always open, and they were available to help.  They gave me clarification about academic material, but I also received much needed guidance too.  The entire staff comes together to support the students in a holistic manner, and I am very blessed to have been a part of Oklahoma City University. 

My clinical instructors were equally amazing.  They were behind us 100% of the time, and taught us about the "real world" of nursing.  I learned many valuable lessons that could not have been taught in the classroom, and I learned that to be an excellent nurse, I have to use my head and my heart. 

I enter this world of nursing with excitement, and also an understanding that the journey of learning is never finished.  I feel like I have been given a wonderful head start because I am a graduate of Oklahoma City University.  Thank you so much for giving me the tools and support I needed to receive my BSN!  This has been a team effort, and I am forever grateful to have been taught and nurtured by the faculty at Kramer." 

Mary Ross,
Fall graduating class, 2013

Deadlines:

To begin 3000-level nursing courses, you must meet all required eligibility qualifications and must comply fully with the deadline for a complete application (July 15 for fall semester classes, November 15 for spring, and April 15 for the summer). A complete application includes all of the following:

  1. University application form, completed in its entirety and submitted to the Office of Admissions
  2. The former Dean of Students recommendation (if required), received by the Office of Admissions
  3. Official, current transcripts of all college course work attempted sent directly from the institution where the courses were taken to the Transcript Coordinator at the Office of Admissions at Oklahoma City University. Transcripts delivered by the student in a sealed envelope will not be accepted.
  4. Verification of English language proficiency received by the Intake Specialist at Kramer School of Nursing

For more information, please contact Debbie Taber, Intake Specialist, via email at djtaber@okcu.edu or by phone at (405) 208-5924.