18 months
Aug Jan
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About this course

Building on a professional nursing education at the undergraduate level, the mission of the MSN program in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies is to prepare advanced nurses for delivery of health care with diverse populations and leadership roles in rapidly changing health care systems. This is accomplished through the integration of advanced professional knowledge and Judeo-Christian beliefs.

Entry Requirements

  • Current license to practice professional nursing in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a basic statistics course.
  • A baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by an approved nursing accrediting body.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of coursework toward the undergraduate nursing degree.
  • One year work experience as a registered nurse is preferred but not required. 
  • Application and deposit fee due at the time of application.
  • Provide documentation of immunization requirements for assigned clinical experiences.
  • Immunizations
    • HEPATITIS B VACCINE with dates of each injection. A complete Hepatitis B vaccination series (series of three) or declination waiver is required;
    • Negative tuberculin skin tests(s) (in conformity with the Oklahoma State Department of Heath’s guidelines, as expressed at Oklahoma Administrative Code 310:667-5-4) or an annual negative symptom survey and provider validation with a negative chest x-ray every five years;
    • VARICELLA (chicken pox): A two injection series; a written verification of varicella history, varicella vaccination or a varicella titer by a physician or a physician’s designee;
    • MEASLES, MUMPS and RUBELLA (MMR) vaccination(s) or positive titer(s), including two appropriately spaced doses of the measles and mumps vaccines or positive mumps and measles titers;
    • TETANUS-DIPHTHERIA-PERTUSSIS (Tdap) VACCINE: Routine booster of Td vaccine should be given at 10-year intervals;
    • Seasonal influenza vaccinations and, at the request of the facility, vaccination for other strains of influenza;
    • And any other immunizations that may be required by clinical agencies.
  • Provide proof of personal Health Insurance and validation of health insurance annually.
  • Complete a Criminal Background check.
  • Complete Drug Screening.
  • A Non-Native English Speaker (NNES) may self identify or may be identified by faculty or admission counselors. Any NNES is required to score a level 8 or higher of the OBU Intensive English Program’s (IEP) English Placement Test prior to admission to the College of Nursing. When identified, the NNES will be directed to the IEP program for evaluation. A student who fails to score a level 8 can choose to participate in the OBU IEP for remediation. A level 8 on the English Placement Test must be achieved by the third attempt.