School of Nursing


Greetings, Students and Prospective Students:

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 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.

Nursing Seal

The School of Nursing offers the Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing degree to pre-licensure students on campus in Ada and at our campus in Durant. Pre-licensure students complete an eight semester program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in nursing. Graduates who meet the Oklahoma state requirements for licensure, including a clear criminal background check, are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-CAT, RN) to become a Registered Nurse.



Contact Us for more information about the Pre-licensure Program:

Ada Campus
East Central University
1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820

Nicole Barney
Phone: 580-559-5933
Fax: 580-559-5785
Toll free: 888-691-0001

Durant Campus
Southeastern University Campus site
1405 N. 4th Ave
Durant, OK 74701

 Amy Ross
Phone: 580-745-3180
Fax: 580-745-7401

Ardmore Campus- (for current students in the nursing program only)
University Center of Southern Oklahoma
2901 Mt. Washington Rd.
Ardmore,  OK 73401

Becky Vladyka
Phone: 580-319-0300
Fax: 580-319-0397
e-mail: bvladyka@ecok.

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