*ECU School of Nursing has extended the deadline for submission of 2021 Nursing Applications/TEAS results. Applications will be accepted until 5PM, Monday, September 20, 2021. The TEAS Results must be received by 11:59PM, September 20, 2021.*

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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 
Examination for Registered Nurses (NcLeX-RN). Applicants for an Oklahoma license must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. Please see the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website or contact the ECU School of Nursing office if you have 
additional questions. 

Accreditation & Approval
For recent program outcomes and additions, accreditation and approval information, please see our web page at www.ecok.edu/nursing.The baccalaureate Nursing program at East Central University located in Ada, OK, is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 • Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000 • http://www.acenursing.org 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissions for the East Central University baccalaureate Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N. Classen Suite 524 • OKC, OK 73106
405-962-1800 • www.ok.gov/nursing

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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.

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