A comprehensive listing of Oklahoma nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as licensed practical nursing, RN associate's degree, and bachelor's degree. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major Oklahoma city.

Healthcare is one of the top industries in Muskogee, Oklahoma. The metropolitan area, which is home to more than 69,000 people, houses top healthcare employers like Muskogee Regional Medical Center, Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center, and Saint Francis Hospital. Together, these hospitals and medical centers employ more than 2,000 healthcare professionals. The city’s three most common nursing roles are registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and certified nursing assistant (CNA).

The nursing community in Lawton, Oklahoma, consists of nearly 900 registered nurses (RNs), 500 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 400 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). Though these are the most common nursing roles in this southwestern Oklahoma city, dozens of nurses here also work in advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) roles like nurse practitioner and certified registered nurse anesthetist.

A master of science in nursing (MSN) is a graduate degree that enables nurses to further their careers in advanced fields like nursing administration, nursing education, and family practice nursing. The MSN degree is a prerequisite for registered nurses (RNs) to assume specialized roles with higher earning potential, like nurse practitioner and nurse anesthetist. For example, Oklahoma’s RNs earn a median annual salary of $57,000. By comparison, the state’s nurse practitioners earn $81,000 per year, and its nurse anesthetists receive $165,000 in annual compensation.

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