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OC makes nursing accessible to positively impact the shortage of nurses.

Students from Oklahoma Christian University's Division of Natural and Health Sciences are getting noticed! Noted as the:

  • Fastest growing nursing program in Oklahoma.
  • Best overall presentation at the Oklahoma Collegiate Academy.
  • Winner of the Medical Laboratory State Quiz Bowl.
  • Top oral presentation at the OC Celebration of Excellence.
  • Only online, competency-based, credit-awarding RN to BSN degree in the country.*

The division is home to the highly acclaimed School of Nursing. Led by Dean Jennifer Gray, Ph.D. and Program Chair Shawna Hood, M.S.N., the School of nursing has taken action to make a career in nursing accessible to all types of students.

Kyler Wilson-Walker studies for nursing class in The Brew.

The university boasts the fastest growing nursing program in Oklahoma, and there are lots of reasons why. The highly experienced Nursing faculty use advanced technology to offer online degrees, the new, spacious on-campus labs are cutting edge, and professors in the mission-focused BSN Nursing degree often remind students why they are pursuing a career that is all about caring for others.

“Dr. Gray and all of my instructors pray for us before each exam, and I have no doubt they pray for me outside of class too,” said student Kyler Wilson-Walker.

There are 4 ways to join this winning program.

#1 Online RN to BSN

Oklahoma Christian University offers the only online, competency-based, credit-awarding RN to BSN in the country! This degree is designed for registered nurses who have some work experience. Students get to apply their experience to their degree and test out of skills they have already learned. This allows students to work at their own pace through a tuition subscription. For only $4,000 students can take as many classes as they want in the four-month subscription period. One student even finished her entire degree in that amount of time! However, the average student requires three subscriptions or about one year. [Learn more]

#2 INTEGRIS Partnership

Individuals with no experience can apply for a job as a nursing assistant with INTEGRIS Healthcare and enroll as an online student with Oklahoma Christian University. INTEGRIS even offers a $1,000 signing bonus and tuition repayment! It’s a great way to earn a paycheck and a degree with a job that prepares you for class and classes that prepare you for your future. [Learn more]

#3 Transfer From Another University

Students who begin college somewhere else and transfer to Oklahoma Christian University step into a community of instructors and students who are all about supporting one another. The tightly knit community is known for supporting others, honoring the creator through nursing, providing an environment designed for each student’s success and having fun. [Learn more]

#4 On-Campus

High school graduates who want to become a nurse find their home at Oklahoma Christian University. Students looking for the full college experience are mentored for spiritual, mental and physical growth alongside the rigorous academic program. Living on campus allows students to become a part of the university’s traditions, make friendships that last a lifetime and flourish under the guidance of excellent faculty. [Learn more]

INTEGRIS Health utilized OC's convenient location and space to vaccinate thousands of people.

Gray and Hood have formed relationships within the Oklahoma City healthcare community to become known as a trusted partner. Students gain experience while serving the community for things like meeting a desperate need for nurses during the holiday season. OC's conveniently located campus has also become a great service to the community as a place to help thousands of individuals have access to free Covid-19 testing and safely delivering the vaccine.

Oklahoma Christian University believes students are more than their degree. It’s a university dedicated to helping students learn exactly who they are called to be in a worldwide context. You can find them online at or located at 2501 East Memorial Road in Oklahoma City.

*Many RN to BSN programs are pass/fail, which means you cannot be accepted into a master's program. Ours earns you credit and sets you up to pursue an advanced degree!