Starting a new degree is a big step, and it’s important to ask the right questions as you make decisions. We sat down with OKWU’s Dean of Nursing, Dr. Jessica Johnson, to talk through some of our most frequently asked questions.

Is the RN-BSN program accredited?

Yes, the RN-BSN program is regionally accredited through HLC and holds special accreditation through CCNE!

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (


Is there an expiration date for credits transferred to OKWU?

No, there is no expiration on regionally accredited credits we accept.


Can I take more than one course at a time?

Due to the academic rigor of the nursing program as well as the shortened course length (5 or 7 weeks) students will not be allowed to take more than one core nursing course at a time. Students can; however, take a general education course or elective course while taking a nursing core course.


How long will it take to complete the RN-BSN program?

Going year round it will take approximately 22 months to complete the RN-BSN core courses. It could take longer to complete the BSN degree if there are additional courses required for the degree (126 hours are required in total).


What is the average class size?

Class sizes are small; the average is 15 students per cohort. This gives you the opportunity to build relationships with your cohort and professors, getting one-on-one guidance as needed!


Are there pre-requisites for the RN-BSN program?

No!  There is also no Statistics, Chemistry or Foreign Language courses required! The RN-BSN courses build on the skills you already have! The focus is on experiential learning!


Are the faculty experienced?

Yes, the RN-BSN faculty come from various backgrounds and are committed to investing in your academic success. Most of our faculty are still working in their field and utilizing best practices in the classroom setting. Students will get individual attention from faculty members.


Can I obtain my RN licensure through RN-BSN program?

No, our program requires students to have their Associate’s Degree in Nursing and RN licensure prior to starting.


Do you offer an RN-MSN program?

The RN-BSN program and the MSN programs are offered separately.


Do you accept NNEI scholarships?

YES! Talk to your VA representative regarding application deadlines.


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