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The state of Oklahoma has 26,000 registered nurses (RNs), 12,000 licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and 17,000 certified nursing assistants (CNAs). To meet this high demand from employers, Oklahoma’s colleges and universities offer a broad range of nursing education programs. Prospective nursing students can choose to attend a large public university with state-of-the-art facilities, or a private college with limited class sizes. Below we profile examples of both types of nursing schools.

University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma’s College of Nursing is the largest and oldest nursing school in the state. Students can choose to enroll in one of three campuses: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, or Lawton. Those who enroll in the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program can graduate as registered nurses. The median income of Oklahoma’s RNs is $56,870.

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University
This private, religiously affiliated university has a smaller nursing enrollment of 730 students. As a Christian institution, the school regularly organizes international and national mission trips to enhance a student’s learning experience. The university also enjoys an excellent track record of success on the NCLEX-RN national licensure exam. Graduates can work with major local employers such as OU Medical Center.

Great Plains Technology Center
With only 265 enrollees, this institution has one of the smallest nursing schools in the state. Students enjoy a more intimate classroom setting, enhancing their learning experience. Great Plains currently offers a licensed practical nursing certificate program at both its Lawton and Frederick campuses.

Scroll below for a complete list of accredited nursing programs in Oklahoma, organized from the largest to the smallest class size.

Featured Schools

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 222 students during the 2012 period
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 168 students during the 2012 period
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online): 8 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 127 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma City University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 116 students during the 2012 period
University of Central Oklahoma
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 100 students during the 2012 period
Rose State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 84 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online): 20 students during the 2012 period
Metro Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 46 students during the 2012 period
Platt College - Oklahoma City
Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing: 42 students during the 2012 period
Moore Norman Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 32 students during the 2012 period
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Redlands Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 29 students during the 2012 period
Platt College - Moore
Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma Christian University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 22 students during the 2012 period
Mid-America Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Canadian Valley Technology Center - El Reno
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Southern Nazarene University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Mid-Del Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Langston University - Langston
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 6 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Oklahoma City Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 222 students
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Bachelor of Science in Nursing 168 students
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online) 8 students
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Associate's Degree in Nursing 127 students
Oklahoma City University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 116 students
University of Central Oklahoma Bachelor of Science in Nursing 100 students
Rose State College Associate's Degree in Nursing 84 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online) 20 students
Metro Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 46 students
Platt College - Oklahoma City Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing 42 students
Moore Norman Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 32 students
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 31 students
Redlands Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 29 students
Platt College - Moore Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing 24 students
Oklahoma Christian University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 22 students
Mid-America Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 21 students
Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha Certificate in Practical Nursing 20 students
Canadian Valley Technology Center - El Reno Certificate in Practical Nursing 16 students
Southern Nazarene University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 16 students
Mid-Del Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 9 students
Langston University - Langston Bachelor of Science in Nursing 6 students

Tulsa

Tulsa Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 158 students during the 2012 period
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85 students during the 2012 period
Tulsa Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 80 students during the 2012 period
Rogers State University
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 52 students during the 2012 period
Platt College - Tulsa
Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing: 48 students during the 2012 period
Oral Roberts University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 36 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 28 students during the 2012 period
Langston University - Tulsa
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 26 students during the 2012 period
University of Tulsa
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Green Country Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Northeast Technology Center - Claremore
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Central Technology Center - Drumright
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Central Technology Center - Sapulpa
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 2 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Tulsa Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 158 students
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85 students
Tulsa Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 80 students
Rogers State University Associate's Degree in Nursing 52 students
Platt College - Tulsa Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing 48 students
Oral Roberts University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 36 students
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee Associate's Degree in Nursing 28 students
Langston University - Tulsa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 26 students
University of Tulsa Bachelor of Science in Nursing 23 students
Green Country Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 21 students
Northeast Technology Center - Claremore Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
Central Technology Center - Drumright Certificate in Practical Nursing 16 students
Central Technology Center - Sapulpa Certificate in Practical Nursing 2 students

Other Oklahoma cities

Connors State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 69 students during the 2012 period
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Lawton
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 64 students during the 2012 period
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Miami
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 53 students during the 2012 period
Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 51 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma Baptist University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 40 students during the 2012 period
East Central University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 39 students during the 2012 period
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 39 students during the 2012 period
Murray State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 37 students during the 2012 period
Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online): 14 students during the 2012 period
Tri County Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 35 students during the 2012 period
Seminole State College
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 34 students during the 2012 period
Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 31 students during the 2012 period
Northern Oklahoma College - Enid
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 30 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 29 students during the 2012 period
Pontotoc Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 27 students during the 2012 period
Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Meridian Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Northeast Technology Center - Kansas
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Wes Watkins Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 24 students during the 2012 period
Western Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 23 students during the 2012 period
Western Oklahoma State College - Altus
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 22 students during the 2012 period
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Southwest Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 21 students during the 2012 period
Carl Albert State College - Poteau
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
Pioneer Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 20 students during the 2012 period
East Central University - Durant
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 19 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 19 students during the 2012 period
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 18 students during the 2012 period
Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Northeast Technology Center - Pryor
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Platt College - Lawton
Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Red River Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 17 students during the 2012 period
Autry Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Northeast Technology Center - Afton
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Rogers State University - Bartlesville
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Western Oklahoma State College - Lawton
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 16 students during the 2012 period
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Grove
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 15 students during the 2012 period
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Wilburton
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 14 students during the 2012 period
Western Oklahoma State College - Elk City
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 12 students during the 2012 period
Eastern Oklahoma State College - McAlester
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 11 students during the 2012 period
Chisholm Trail Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 10 students during the 2012 period
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Idabel
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
High Plains Technology Center
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 9 students during the 2012 period
Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 8 students during the 2012 period
East Central University - Ardmore
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 7 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma State University - Goodwell
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 7 students during the 2012 period
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 6 students during the 2012 period
Carl Albert State College - Sallisaw
Associate's Degree in Nursing: 5 students during the 2012 period
Great Plains Technology Center - Frederick
Certificate in Practical Nursing: 5 students during the 2012 period
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Woodward
Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 4 students during the 2012 period
School Program Class size
Connors State College Associate's Degree in Nursing 69 students
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Lawton Bachelor of Science in Nursing 64 students
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Miami Associate's Degree in Nursing 53 students
Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton Certificate in Practical Nursing 51 students
Oklahoma Baptist University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 40 students
East Central University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 39 students
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 39 students
Murray State College Associate's Degree in Nursing 37 students
Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online) 14 students
Tri County Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 35 students
Seminole State College Associate's Degree in Nursing 34 students
Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa Associate's Degree in Nursing 31 students
Northern Oklahoma College - Enid Associate's Degree in Nursing 30 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant Certificate in Practical Nursing 29 students
Pontotoc Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 27 students
Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah Certificate in Practical Nursing 24 students
Meridian Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 24 students
Northeast Technology Center - Kansas Certificate in Practical Nursing 24 students
Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater Associate's Degree in Nursing 24 students
Wes Watkins Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 24 students
Western Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 23 students
Western Oklahoma State College - Altus Associate's Degree in Nursing 22 students
Gordon Cooper Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 21 students
Southwest Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 21 students
Carl Albert State College - Poteau Associate's Degree in Nursing 20 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel Certificate in Practical Nursing 20 students
Pioneer Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 20 students
East Central University - Durant Bachelor of Science in Nursing 19 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo Certificate in Practical Nursing 19 students
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 18 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester Certificate in Practical Nursing 18 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau Certificate in Practical Nursing 18 students
Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
Northeast Technology Center - Pryor Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
Platt College - Lawton Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing 17 students
Red River Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 17 students
Autry Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 16 students
Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw Certificate in Practical Nursing 16 students
Northeast Technology Center - Afton Certificate in Practical Nursing 16 students
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid Bachelor of Science in Nursing 16 students
Rogers State University - Bartlesville Associate's Degree in Nursing 16 students
Western Oklahoma State College - Lawton Associate's Degree in Nursing 16 students
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Grove Associate's Degree in Nursing 15 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Wilburton Associate's Degree in Nursing 14 students
Western Oklahoma State College - Elk City Associate's Degree in Nursing 12 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College - McAlester Associate's Degree in Nursing 11 students
Chisholm Trail Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 10 students
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 10 students
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 10 students
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Idabel Associate's Degree in Nursing 9 students
High Plains Technology Center Certificate in Practical Nursing 9 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers Certificate in Practical Nursing 9 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina Certificate in Practical Nursing 9 students
Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler Certificate in Practical Nursing 8 students
East Central University - Ardmore Bachelor of Science in Nursing 7 students
Oklahoma State University - Goodwell Associate's Degree in Nursing 7 students
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 6 students
Carl Albert State College - Sallisaw Associate's Degree in Nursing 5 students
Great Plains Technology Center - Frederick Certificate in Practical Nursing 5 students
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Woodward Bachelor of Science in Nursing 4 students