Oklahoma State University to launch new Bachelor of Science in nursing degree

Staff Report

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University is now accepting applicants for its new Bachelor of Science in nursing or BSN program set to launch in Fall 2017.

The online program, offered by the College of Education, is designed for licensed registered nurses who have successfully completed either an accredited associate’s degree or diploma program.

Geared toward working adult learners, the coursework for the BSN is totally online and delivered over three successive semesters. Each student will have an adviser who provides system guidance, support with online activities, and serves as a mentor while navigating the online degree process.

“With a national focus on the need to prepare more registered nurses with advanced education, OSU and the College of Education welcome the opportunity to provide a quality program that will produce leaders in the clinical nursing practice,” said Dr. John Romans, dean of the College of Education.

The OSU RN to BSN program concept is unique because of the health and wellness concentration of the degree. The college includes a strong health focus with programs in health education and promotion, applied exercise science, recreational therapy, physical education, and counseling and counseling psychology. The program plans to seek accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

“The new Bachelor of Science in nursing program meets an expressed need for the state’s health care community and it expands the emphasis on health that is already one of the many strengths of the College of Education. We are excited to offer a high-quality program that will produce more nurses with advanced educations for Oklahoma, the region and the U.S.,” Romans said.

For more information contact Heather Stranger at [email protected] or visit education.okstate.edu/bsn.

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