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. Graduates from the School of Nursing 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 healthcare facilities throughout the central plains and the southwest.

School of Nursing offers 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.

A Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing to pre-licensure students is offered on campus in Ada and Durant, Oklahoma. Pre-licensure students complete an eight-semester program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science 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 of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-CAT, RN) to become a Registered Nurse. See our curriculum model.


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Education: Highest Degree Earned Amanda Hoffpauir, Nursing Instructor Amy Ross, Administrative Assistant - Durant
Darcy Duncan, Assistant Professor
Dawna Biber, Adjunct
Deborah Kifer, Program Coordinator Debra S. Ollila, Instructor
Gayla Reed, Instructor Jennifer L. Heck, Instructor of Nursing and Program Coordinator - Ada Kayce Powers, Instructor Megan Dilday, Instructor and Clinical Coordinator
Misty Gray, Nursing Instructor Nicole Barney, Office Administrator Pamela Curtis, Instructor Susan Shalver, Instructor of Nursing
Tonnie Scott, Clinical Instructor Viki Saidleman, Instructor
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East Central University
1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820

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

What Can I Become?

  • School Nurse
  • Nurse Investigator
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Obstetrical Nurse
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Military Nurse
  • Forensic Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Cardiology Nurse
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Home Health Care Nurse
  • Intensive Care Unit Nurse
  • Public Health Care Nurse
  • ...and more!

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

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