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On this page you can find a variety of information about programs and requirements at the Kramer School of Nursing, including students clubs and associations, accreditation, awards and admissions requirements.

Student Nursing Organizations

The National Black Nurses Association was founded in 1971 in response to concerns regarding the growing inequities in healthcare for African Americans and the lack of a voice from Black nurses on their issues. The National Black Nurses Association's mission is to provide a forum for collective action by Black nurses to investigate, define and advocate for the healthcare needs of African Americans and to implement strategies that ensure access to healthcare, equal to, or above healthcare standards of the larger society.

NBNA is committed to improving the quality of life of persons who share the African American heritage and other ethnic groups by:

  • Building consumer knowledge and understanding of healthcare issues
  • Educating and mentoring Registered Nurses, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses
  • Facilitating the professional development and career advancement of nurses in emerging healthcare systems
  • Promoting economic development of nurses through entrepreneurial and other business initiatives

As a professional nursing organization representing more than 150,000 African American registered, licensed vocational/practical nurses, nursing students and retired nurses throughout the United States, NBNA is guided by the principle that African American nurses have the understanding, knowledge, interest, concern and the expertise to make a significant difference in the healthcare status of African American communities across the nation. Thus, since its inception, improving the health of community-based African Americans through the provision of culturally competent, community-based programs has been the cornerstone of the National Black Nurses Association. NBNA members are leaders in their communities in the delivery of health promotion and disease prevention programs and public health education programs.

Email [email protected] for more information about this organization at Oklahoma City University. Meetings: noon to 1 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. Instagram: @kramer_bsna

Kramer School of Nursing is blessed with students from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and religions. We respect cultural values and the beliefs of every individual. Our goal is to provide our students, faculty, and staff an opportunity for cultural encounters. The INSA believes that these encounters will help us to achieve cultural humility and make our community more inclusive.

We invite everyone to be a part of this community regardless of your culture and beliefs.

Email [email protected] for more information. Meetings: Noon to 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Instagram: @insa_ocu

The mission of Nurses Christian Fellowship is to engage students and nurses with the good news of Jesus Christ to bring God’s love and healing to nursing and health care. Begun in 1948 as a ministry of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, NCF is both a professional organization and a ministry of and for nurses and nursing students. NCF provides a local, regional, national and international network to bring the message of Jesus Christ and a Christian worldview to nursing education and practice.

  • Local groups meet for prayer, Bible discussion, mutual encouragement and outreach.
  • NCF staff and volunteers provide mentoring and help to develop campus chapters and community groups that are growing in love for God, and God's word, people and purposes.
  • NCF membership enables Christian nurses and students to officially identify with NCF's mission and be linked for Christian influence in nursing.
  • Partnership with NCF enables us to link with Christian nurses in other countries to bring Jesus Christ to nursing worldwide.

NCF provides Christ-centered resources and programs that equip nurses and students for ministry in nursing, including spiritual care, ethics and a Christian perspective on nursing issues. All are welcome to attend meetings, although only members may run for office.

Email [email protected] for more information about this organization. Meetings: Noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Instagram: @kramer_ncf

The purpose of the Oklahoma City University Student Nurses Association (OCU/SNA) is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care. The OCU/SNA provides program representation of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns and aids in the development of the whole person and his/her responsibility for the health care of all people.

KSN encourages participation in the OCU/SNA by providing full membership to all undergraduates of OCU's Kramer School of Nursing.

The function of the OCU/SNA shall be:

  1. To have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the educational process.
  2. To influence health care, nursing education and practice through legislative activities as appropriate.
  3. To promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care and resolution of related social issues.
  4. To represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions and to other organizations.
  5. To promote and encourage students’ participation in interdisciplinary activities.
  6. To promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities and education opportunities regardless of a person’s race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, religion, national origin, disability, illness, legal status or personal attributes.
  7. To promote and encourage collaborative relationships with Oklahoma Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, The National League for Nursing, the International Council of Nurses, as well as the other nursing and related health organizations.

To read the SNA By-Laws click here: SNA By Laws

Email [email protected] for more information about this organization. Meetings: Noon to 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Instagram: @kramer_sna

In 1992, six nursing students at Indiana University met to found a society to advance nursing as a profession. They chose the name from the initials of the Greek words Storga, Tharos, Tima, meaning love, courage, and honor.

Modern nursing was barely 20 years old. The new society recognized, encouraged, and supported nursing excellence and scholarship by advancing professional development, scholarly pursuit, leadership, creativity, and a commitment to nursing. Today the society has 356 chapters around the world that actively support excellence in nursing scholarship, practice, and leadership.

Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large

Beta Delta Chapter was first established on May 15, 1970, at the University of Oklahoma School of Nursing with 61 charter members. In April 1982, the chapter was enlarged to include the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist University. At that time, the chapter became known as Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large.

On April 15, 1999, the Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large expanded to include Southern Nazarene University and Oklahoma City University. When Southwestern Oklahoma State University was added to the list, Beta Delta earned the distinction of being the only at-large chapter with six schools of nursing. The seventh member school to join the chapter was NWOSU in 2021.

Beta Delta-at-Large Chapter has been involved in growing and developing leaders and contributing to the nursing profession by supporting students and nurses through scholarships and research grants. Sigma allows members to connect and collaborate with fellow nurses and to serve in our community.

Graduates from these programs are in the upper 35% of their class, have a minimum of 3.0 grade point average, and have completed at least one-half of the nursing courses in their respective schools. Graduate students have a minimum of 3.5 grade point average and have completed one-fourth of their nursing courses. Community leaders have demonstrated marked achievement in education, practice, research, administration, or publication. All inductees have been wholeheartedly endorsed by current Beta Delta Chapter members as current, or potential, leaders in the profession of nursing.

For information, email [email protected]. For access to the Beta Delta Chapter, click here. To access the headquarters of Sigma Theta Tau International, click here.

Accreditation & Approvals

The baccalaureate, master's, post-master, and Doctor of Nursing practice degrees at Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing in Oklahoma City, OK are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the baccalaureate, master's, post-master's, and Doctor of Nursing practice degrees at Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing was Continuing Accreditation.

Click here to view the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

The ACEN requires nursing schools to publish the following data:

The Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN) has granted full approval for OCU's Kramer School of Nursing to offer programs leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse. 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 2501 N. Lincoln Blvd., Ste. 207 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Phone: (405) 962-1800 www.ok.gov/nursing

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 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604 (800) 621-7440 www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org

SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) is an agreement among member states that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. Oklahoma is a SARA-approved state, but all Kramer Nursing School applicants who do not reside in Oklahoma should first ensure they are a resident of a SARA-approved state. (We regretfully cannot admit students from states not approved by SARA.) Click here to make sure your state is on the list before you apply: nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions


Oklahoma City University is a private university located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Oklahoma City University has verified that the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington

If the state is not listed, OCU has not determined if the program meets the licensure requirements for that state. Click here for a full list of all applicable state board contact information.

Students seeking education in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Oklahoma City University must complete all clinical hours required for clinical courses at designated facilities in Oklahoma.

The Nurse Practitioner Program at Oklahoma City University has verified that the curriculum meets the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Florida, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.

If the state is not listed, OCU has not determined if the program meets the licensure requirements for that state. Click here for a full list of all applicable state board contact information.

Students seeking education in a nurse practitioner certification-eligible specialty track at Oklahoma City University must be licensed as an RN in Oklahoma or hold a compact license to practice as a registered nurse in Oklahoma. All clinical hours must be completed with qualified preceptors in the state of Oklahoma.

DAISY Awards

The DAISY Foundation, as part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The purpose of this program is to provide to colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to faculty for their commitment and inspirational influence on their nursing students. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.

The nomination deadline for Spring 2024 is April 1. Nominate a Faculty here!

The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Students is designed to remind students, even on the hardest days in nursing school, why they want to be a nurse. By recognizing nursing students for the above-and-beyond care and compassion shown to patients and their families, we celebrate what it truly means to be a nurse. We honor the nurse-patient connection that makes all the difference to patients and their families in their healthcare experience and that makes great nurses truly great.

The nomination deadline for Spring 2024 is April 1. Nominate a Student here!



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