ECU School of Nursing Baccalaureate Program Outcomes

1. Annual Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) Pass Rates
    2019 - 95.71%
    2020 - 94.29%
    2021 - 91.80%

2. Program Completion Rate
    2019 - 82.02% 
    2020 - 76% 
    2021 - 82.50% 

National Accreditation – Accreditation Commission for Education of Nursing

The baccalaureate nursing program at East Central University at the Ada campus located in Ada, OK is accredited by the: 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the East Central University baccalaureate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Information may be obtained from:
Oklahoma Board of Nursing 
2915 N Classes Blvd, Suite 524
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 926-1800

 The East Central University School of Nursing is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. 

Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:

1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
3. Admission into the United States in refugee status;
4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
5. Approved deferred action status; or
6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.

The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition, or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. Potential applicants to state-approved education programs, with a criminal history, may obtain an initial determination of eligibility for licensure or certification from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for a fee. The initial determination of eligibility for licensure petition can found at

III. The Board requests that this statement be included in your bulletin/catalog.

IV. Regulatory Authority 59 O.S. §567.12