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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletin 
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing-BSN, B.S.

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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 http://nursing.ok.gov/initialdeterm.pdf.

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)

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 9 Credit Hour(s)

Science and Mathematics: 11 Credit Hour(s)

Elective: 3 Credit Hour(s)

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

Total Credit Hour(s): 122

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