A nursing program built on the foundation of Christian belief




Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

OKWU’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) is a journey of knowledge, personal experience, and faith; it is designed to not only improve your professional character but also your self-awareness as a caregiver. Our nursing program is built on the foundation of Christian belief and advances students’ existing foundations of knowledge and experiences, giving credit for what they already know and providing deeper understanding of the art and science of nursing. Our curriculum is also infused with biblical lessons and values consistent with the theology of The Wesleyan Church. Students who have completed Vizient AACN Nurse residency program can earn course credit.

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Life or Death

Having a BSN is associated with lower mortality rates, fewer medication Errors, lower readmission rates, shorter length of stays, and other cost savings (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2023).

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Changing and Complex Healthcare System

Complex needs of patients and the healthcare system in general require a higher level of education in the nurse. The Institute of Medicine has called for increasing the number of BSN prepared nurses to 80% in order to meet complex needs of patients and the healthcare system.

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Employment Opportunities

According to the 2020 National Nursing Workforce Survey BSN prepared nurses make more per year than ADN prepared nurses. More and more workplaces are requiring a minimum of a BSN degree. In fact, Magnet hospitals require all managers and nursing leaders have a minimum of a BSN and give preference to hiring RNs with a BSN degree.

Earn Your BSN

“The exciting thing about a nursing degree from OKWU is that you can begin in the BSN program and build on your learning throughout the MSN and DNP programs, and graduate as a Kingdom nurse leader with the knowledge to impact patient outcomes while using up-to-date evidence-based research.”

– Sandi McDermott, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Taught from a Christian Worldview
Make a meaningful impact with RN-BSN
Access diverse career paths in nursing

Why Nursing Matters

The OKWU School of Nursing has been built on the foundation of Christ and His ministry to heal individuals, communities, and nations.

  • We recognize the God-given passions of nurses to lead healthcare into new pathways that affect patient outcomes through love and education.
  • We recognize that nurses are lifelong learners who strongly desire to bridge gaps for vulnerable populations that need outreach.
  • We develop curricula, policies, and programs that expand Christ’s mission to the world while mentoring nurses at every level of degree.

Taught by Industry Experts

Every faculty member of OKWU’s School of Nursing has Masters or doctorate level training, and they are continually revising curriculum to more adequately address the current-day needs of our students. The program is entirely online, allowing students the flexibility they need to earn their degree at their pace. The program is fully accredited by the CCNE.

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Experience the OKWU Difference

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Our program is designed to fit into a student’s busy schedule, supplementing an RN degree with the education needed to reach the 126 credit hours needed for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, our program teaches the insights needed to provide better care, while offering a path to the credentials our students need to better their careers. (www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (ccneaccreditation.org).

How does it work?
  • Students are organized into cohorts to go through our program together.
  • Each week students will complete online assignments and virtually connect with professors and other students.

  • Asynchronous Format: Students can log into coursework 24/7 online.
What are the benefits?
  • Entirely online. No classroom requirements.
  • Transfer-friendly.
  • Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify.
  • Corporate reimbursement accepted.
  • CCNE Accredited.
  • NNEI Applications Accepted.
Degree at a Glance
  • Course length: Five weeks
  • Program length: 60 weeks
    Delivery format: 100% online
    Style: Accelerated course style with flexible learning choices
    Total program credit hours: 36 hours
    Credit hours to graduate: 120 hours
    Continuous enrollment: Classes begin every five weeks.

Cost Per Credit

Cost Total
Registration Fee $50
Graduation Fee $70
Total Resource Fee $1,950
Technology Fee @ $65 per term $325
Total Fees $2,395
Total Tuition $17,433
Total Cost $19,828
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Indirect and direct practice experiences take the place of the traditional clinical rotation learning experience in the RN to BSN program. These experiences typically involve hands-on learning, such as interviews, physical assessments, family assessments, community assessments, and shadowing nurse leaders. Completion of these hours are flexible and may be designed to work around the students’ personal schedule. During the clinical courses, students will demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of nursing science and integrate this knowledge into nursing practice.  

Examples include:
  • Intercultural Nursing: Interview and Cultural Assessment
  • Management in Nursing: Improvement Project Plan Proposal
  • Health Promotion Across the Lifespan: Family Assessment and Plan of Care
  • Health Assessment: High fidelity screen-based simulations

Experience OKWU

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