Education for a special calling.

OKWU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students with a thorough knowledge of the technical skills and scientific proficiencies needed to excel in the modern field of nursing. The curriculum is enriched with a foundational background in the humanities, as part of our university’s continued commitment to liberal arts education. All classes are taught through the lens of biblical truth, adding the unique dimension of spiritual well-being to patient care. Our graduates care holistically for their patients – mind, body, and soul.


  • 100% employment rate for traditional students for 2020
  • 91.6% NCLEX-RN pass rate for 2020
  • 100% NCLEX pass rate for Class of 2019 and 2018
  • Cutting-edge simulation labs
  • Clinical Experiences in a wide variety of environments 
  • International nursing mission trips

Admissions Requirements.


Because the professional nurse deals with the lives of people – both 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 are established in an attempt to ensure our students and graduates meet the profession’s high standards. These criteria cover four major areas: academic, testing, health, and criminal background checks.

  • Completion of a minimum of 32 college credit hours
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of at least two of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
  1. Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry
  2. Microbiology
  3. Anatomy
  4. Physiology
  5. English Composition I & II
  6. General Psychology

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.

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 through June. Applicants who cannot test on-site will have to make arrangements to test through www.atitesting.com.

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 these criteria upon admittance into the Traditional BSN program.

Your Courses May Include:

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Nursing Informatics
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Nursing Interculturally
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Ethical Decision Making
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Spiritual Aspects of Nursing
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Leadership in Nursing
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Community Health Nursing

Meet the faculty.

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

Dean, Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rosanina Ketchum

Rosanina Ketchum

Director of DNP Nursing Programs
Becky Le

Becky Le

Director of Adult Nursing Programs, Associate Professor of Nursing
Cara Lee

Cara Lee

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Melissa Little

Melissa Little

Office Manager
Anna Mangimela

Anna Mangimela

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Kellie Norris

Kellie Norris

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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