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School of Nursing

Not only a job – a mission.

OKWU’s School of Nursing is dedicated to the preparation of nurses who will be Christ’s hands and feet in the medical industry. Through quality care and biblical service, we are making an impact in the world, one person, family, and community at a time.

Not only are our graduates equipped with a thorough knowledge of the technical skills and scientific proficiencies they need, but they are enriched with a foundational background in the humanities as part of OKWU’s commitment to liberal arts education. All our classes are taught through the lens of biblical truth, adding the unique dimension of spirituality to patient care. Our graduates are taught to care holistically for their clients, believing them to be complete thinking, feeling, and believing individuals.

Become a nurse.

Our team is ready to help you jumpstart your career in the healthcare industry. Learn more about our undergraduate BSN program.

BSN Admission Requirements

Residential BSN Admission Requirements

Because the professional nurse deals with the lives of people – adults and children – it is essential that nursing students exhibit a high caliber of academic and personal performance. Criteria for entrance into the School of Nursing ensure our students and graduates meet the profession’s high standards. These criteria cover four major areas: academic, testing, health and criminal background checks.

Admissions Criteria for BSN Program

Admissions Criteria for LPN-BSN Program

Traditional BSN Plan of Study

LPN-BSN Plan of Study

Traditional BSN Admission Application

Academic criteria

  • Completion of a minimum of 32 college credit hours of study
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
    • English Composition I & II
    • General Psychology
    • At least two of the following general Science courses:
      • Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry
      • Microbiology
      • Anatomy
      • Physiology

Note: All of the courses listed above must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to progress to junior-level nursing courses.

If positions are limited, additional consideration will be given to students’ ACT, SAT, GPA, and other test scores in making decisions for admission to the School of Nursing.

Testing Criteria

BSN Entrance Exam

The entrance exam, known as the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), must be taken. All applicants must be able to reach the TEAS V benchmark score of 70% within three attempts for acceptance in the Traditional BSN program. TEAS V Testing is available on the Bartlesville campus (April-June). Applicants who cannot test on-site will have to make arrangements to test through

Health Criteria

This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program, but applicants can view the requirements below or locate them in the Traditional BSN packet.

Student Health Requirements

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen

This requirement will be necessary after the applicant has been accepted by the university. Information will be sent for this criteria upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program.

Required Documents for Traditional BSN Acceptance
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