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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 2023, ECU Nursing students pass the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) with an impressive 91.04 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.

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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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1100 E. 14th
Ada, OK 74820
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