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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

Private colleges and universities do not receive direct funding from local governments. As a result, they tend to charge higher tuition fees than their public counterparts. However, many private institutions have a prestigious academic history, and most offer small class sizes that provide students individual attention from their instructors.

The University of Tulsa, one of the top universities in Oklahoma, is a private not-for-profit university. Prospective students can consider enrolling in the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program at the College of Health Sciences. University of Tulsa also offers master’s degree programs for graduate nursing students. Oklahoma Baptist University, situated in the heart of Shawnee, is another private Oklahoma university which administers a prelicensure BSN program. Oklahoma City University's Kramer School of Nursing offers an even wider range of popular programs. These include a prelicensure BSN program with over 100 graduates annually, an RN-to-BSN transition program, master’s degrees, and a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program.

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Oklahoma has a broad array of nursing employers throughout the state. These include public entities like the University of Oklahoma and the State of Oklahoma, as well as private entities like CVS Health and MedExpress. Nursing compensation depends heavily upon role and, therefore, length of study. Oklahoma’s nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses, who only need a certificate to begin practice, earn $21,000 and $37,000 respectively per year. Registered nurses with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree earn an average of $57,000 annually. Specialists with a master’s degree earn substantially more; for example, Oklahoma’s nurse anesthetists take home a median annual salary of $165,000.

For those interested in pursuing their nursing education at one of Oklahoma’s private institutions, we’ve listed below the best private nursing schools in the state.

Featured Schools

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma Christian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma City University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Central Oklahoma City
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
Platt College - Moore
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
Platt College - North Oklahoma City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Nazarene University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Norman
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Oklahoma City
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Oklahoma Christian University Edmond
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Central Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
Platt College - Moore Moore
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
Platt College - North Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Nazarene University Bethany
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Norman Norman
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Tulsa

National American University - Tulsa
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oral Roberts University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Tulsa
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Tulsa
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Tulsa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
National American University - Tulsa Tulsa
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oral Roberts University Tulsa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Tulsa Tulsa
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Phoenix - Tulsa Tulsa
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Tulsa Tulsa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-MSN Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Oklahoma cities

Bacone College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Lawton
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Bacone College Muskogee
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Platt College - Lawton Lawton
  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Practical Nursing