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Accreditation & Approvals

Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University is fully accredited for its Undergraduate and Graduate degrees. Click on the names of the accrediting bodies below for more information, and contact us if you have any questions about accreditation and the Kramer School of Nursing.

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 advanced practice degrees. ACEN does not accredit PhD programs.

The ACEN requires nursing schools to publish the following data.

Contact information for ACEN:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE #850 Atlanta, GA 30326 (404) 975-5000 www.acenursing.org

Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN)

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 www.ok.gov/nursing

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

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

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

Disclosure Statements for licensure programs at Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing

NOTICE FOR PROGRAMS LEADING TO LICENSURE

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, 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.