School of Nursing

Nursing SealGreetings, Students and Prospective Students:
ECU School of Nursing has received approval to make changes which will impact our clinical courses. As a nationally accredited and state approved program, we continually assess and update our curriculum. We want you to be effective professional graduates ready to meet current and future challenges! Please read this notice carefully.

  1. We will offer the NRSG 1142 Introduction to Professional Nursing each spring semester, not in the fall, effective immediately.
  2. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is our national accrediting organization and they specify three contact hours for each credit hour for clinical learning activities. Your clinical learning experience hours will be within the range of our sister Oklahoma baccalaureate programs. Our highly effective senior capstone preceptorship will require 144 clinical hours.
  3. Recently ECU administration reallocated funds for additional faculty. This support allowed the School of Nursing to change from offering courses via interactive television (ITV) to almost all face-to-face teaching-learning classes. In other words, you will have your instructor in the classroom with you.
  4. Please congratulate Ms. Kristy Calloway on her appointment as the School of Nursing’s Interim Director, effective January 2, 2016. Dr. Davis is retiring after 29.5 years at ECU. Ms. Calloway will continue to serve as Durant’s Program Coordinator. All the best to Ms. Calloway, SON faculty, support staff, and our future professional colleagues—ECU nursing students!

ECU and the School of Nursing are committed to providing high quality professional nurses for our region and our state! Please do not hesitate to contact us at 580.559.5434 if you have questions.

Nursing is an exciting and rewarding profession that involves both the art of caring and the science of curing. Professional nurses are in high demand in today's health care system. They are being recognized for their skills, judgment and decision making ability and research has shown that there is a direct correlation between successful patient recovery and the number of nurses providing care.

The ECU School of Nursing is nationally recognized for its excellence in nursing education. ECU graduates are heavily recruited by health care facilities throughout the central plains and the southwest.

The Mission of the ECU School of Nursing is to offer a high quality baccalaureate nursing program that provides south central and southeast Oklahoma with accessible professionally delivered nursing care. This program prepares graduates to practice professional nursing in a variety of settings in rural, as well as urban, Oklahoma.

The School of Nursing offers the BS in Nursing degree to both generic and RN to BSN students at its three campus sites in Ada, Ardmore, and Durant.

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Contact Us

Ada Campus
Kelly Payne
Phone: 580-559-5933

Fax: 580-559-5785
Toll free: 888-691-0001


Ardmore Campus
Becky Vladyka
Phone: 580-223-2904
Fax: 580-223-6425

Durant Campus
Becky Bridges
Phone: 580-745-3180
Fax: 580-745-7401

 Nursing Students

National Accreditation and Oklahoma Board of Nursing Certification

The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program has full certification by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.  Information may be obtained from either of these organizations at the addresses below:

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N Classen Blvd, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Telephone: (405) 926 1800

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020