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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. As of 2019, ECU Nursing students pass the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) with an astonishing 96.88 percent success rate!

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.

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 NCLEX-RN® to become a Registered Nurse. See our curriculum model.

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BS with a Major in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a five-semester program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing to pre-license students. Graduates of this ACEN-accredited, state-approved program are eligible to write the National Council Licensure 

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ECU School of Nursing offers an Online RN to BSN degree program. Applicants are required to have graduated from an accredited RN program and have an unencumbered Registered Nurse license.

Online RN to BSN Program

Please continue to watch our Major in Nursing page for information and materials. Materials can be found here, or by emailing, or calling 580-559-5434 or 5933,


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1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820
580-559-5785 (fax)


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