Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Advisor Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2022 - 2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletin Program: Nursing-BSN, B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Nursing-BSN, B.S.

OSRHE Code: 128

Major Code: NURG

The Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing leads to RN licensure and is designed to prepare an entry-level practitioner. The nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Admission is competitive.

Mission Statement

As innovative faculty dedicated to the excellence of the Rogers State University nursing program, the essential goal is to produce professionals who demonstrate safe patient practice while applying clinical reasoning to health promotion and disease prevention. We believe that our students must be ethically and morally responsible for their actions while collaborating and using professional communication within the healthcare environment. We believe that our students will effectively and efficiently use information management and technology to aid in quality improvement of patient care and integration of healthcare policies affecting current healthcare systems. From our leadership in these areas, we will prepare our practice from a lens of cultural competence for the advancement of individuals, communities, healthcare systems, and ultimately to promote the profession of nursing.

Program Prerequisites

  1. Accepted to Rogers State University
  2. Reading Score of: ACT Reading 19 or ACT Compass 88 or Accuplacer 75 or Nelson-Denny 13. ATI TEAS 75 reading section
  3. Required GPA of a 2.5 in all required prerequisite coursework, and no less than a grade of “C” in any prerequisite nursing course. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the Spring semester for fall start or the end of the fall semester for spring start.
  4. Non-native English speakers must have a TOEFL score of 85 on the internet-based examination (TOEFL iBT) with a sub-score of 26 for speaking or Duolingo composite score of 107.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing Licensing Information

Rogers State University is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for (registered or practical) nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:

  1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
  2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
  3. Admission into the United States in refugee status;
  4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
  5. Approved deferred action status;
  6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.

The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. Potential applicants to state-approved education programs, with a criminal history, may obtain an initial determination of eligibility for licensure or certification from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for a fee. The initial determination of eligibility for licensure petition can be accessed at

LPN/Paramedic Bridge to BSN Entry Point

The LPN/Paramedic (NREMT) Bridge entry facilitates the transition to RN by granting twenty (20) hours of 3000-level advanced standing credit. Advance standing fee of $35 per credit hour must be paid prior to final semester of program.

All upper division NURS courses require competitive admission or special permission to enroll.


Required Hours: 122 Credit Hour(s)

General Education: 43 Credit Hour(s)

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
UNIV 1152 - The University Experience 2

Communications: 9 Credit Hour(s)

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 1113 - Composition I 3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II 3
SPCH 1113 - Speech Communication 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Credit Hour(s)

History: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
HIST 2483 - American History to 1877 3
HIST 2493 - American History since 1877 3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government 3

Social Science: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECON 2113 - Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2123 - Principles of Microeconomics 3
PSY 1113 - Introduction to Psychology * 3
SOC 1113 - Introduction to Sociology 3

Science and Mathematics: 11 Credit Hour(s)

Physical Science: 4 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CHEM 1104 - Principles of Chemistry * 4
CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I 5
GEOL 1014 - Earth Science 4
GEOL 1114 - Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1124 - Physical Geography 4
GEOL 1224 - Historical Geology 4
GEOL 2124 - Astronomy 4
PHYS 1014 - General Physical Science 4
PHYS 1114 - General Physics 4

Biological Science: 4 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 1114 - General Biology 4
BIOL 1134 - Intro to Environmental Science 4
BIOL 1144 - General Cellular Biology * 4

Mathematics: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 1413 - Introduction to Statistics * 3
MATH 1423 - Functions and Modeling 3
MATH 1503 - Mathematics for Critical Thinking 3
MATH 1513 - College Algebra 3
MATH 1613 - Trigonometry 3
MATH 1715 - Pre-Calculus 5
MATH 2264 - Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4

Humanities: 6 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation 3
HUM 1113 - Art Appreciation 3
COMM 2413 - Theatre Appreciation 3
HUM 2413 - Theatre Appreciation 3
ENGL 2613 - Introduction to Literature 3
HUM 2113 - Humanities I 3
HUM 2223 - Humanities II 3
HUM 2893 - Cinema 3
MUSC 2573 - Music Appreciation 3
HUM 2573 - Music Appreciation 3
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy 3

Global Studies: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Select from the following:

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 3103 - Plants and Civilization 3
BIOL 3203 - Bioethics 3
ECON 3003 - Internatnl Econ Issues & Policies 3
GEOG 2243 - Human Geography 3
GERM 1113 - Beginning German I 3
HIST 2013 - World Civilization I 3
HIST 2023 - World Civilization II 3
HUM 3633 - Comparative Religion 3
LANG 1113 - Foundations of World Languages 3
MGMT 3033 - Conflict Resltn:I’m Always Right! 3
NAMS 1143 - Native Americans of North America 3
NAMS 2503 - Cherokee I 3
PHIL 1313 - Values and Ethics 3
POLS 3053 - International Relations 3
SOC 3213 - Minority Groups 3
SPAN 1113 - Beginning Spanish I 3

Elective: 3 Credit Hour(s)

Select three additional hours from the courses listed above and not previously selected.

Program Core Requirements: 57 Credit Hour(s)

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
NURS 2112 - Introduction to Nursing 2
NURS 3111 - Dosage Calc & Medication Safety 1
NURS 3113 - Pharmacology 3
NURS 3125 - Fundamentals of Nursing 5
NURS 3134 - Health Assessment and Promotion 4
NURS 3216 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I 6
NURS 3234 - Mental Health Nursing 4
NURS 3243 - Contemporary Nursing Practice 3
NURS 4315 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
NURS 4324 - Nurse’s Role-Prvding Commnity Suppt 4
NURS 4336 - Nursing Care of Chld/Bearing Famly 6
NURS 4414 - Management and Leadership in Nursin 4
NURS 4424 - Nursing Care of the Critically Ill 4
NURS 4433 - Nursing Sci and Evidnce-Based Pract 3
NURS 4443 - Professional Roles in Nursing 3

Support and Related: 22 Credit Hour(s)

Course NameCreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 2124 - Microbiology 4
BIOL 2285 - Human Anatomy 5
BIOL 3204 - Physiology 4
NURS 3323 - Pathophysiology for the Health Prof 3
NUTR 1113 - Introduction to Nutrition 3
PSY 3033 - Developmental Psychology 3

Total Credit Hour(s): 122