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

Public colleges and universities are institutions of higher learning that receive significant funding from local governments. For this reason, public schools typically have lower tuition fees than their private counterparts, especially for state or county residents.

Oklahoma State University and University of Central Oklahoma are among the largest public Oklahoma universities with nursing programs. Oklahoma State University offers a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) on its three campuses in Oklahoma City, Goodwell, and Okmulgee. University of Central Oklahoma’s Department of Nursing has traditionally focused on its bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program, but they have also recently launched a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree program. A number of other public colleges and universities in Oklahoma offer nursing programs, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Community College, and Tulsa Community College.

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Graduates of Oklahoma’s public nursing programs can seek jobs with a broad range of local healthcare employers. For example, Oklahoma City is home to Oklahoma Heart Hospital, while Tulsa hosts the Saint Francis Health System and Hillcrest Medical Center. Nursing compensation varies substantially by role. Oklahoma’s registered nurses (RNs), who comprise the majority of the state’s nurses, earn about $56,000 per year on average. However, BSN-educated nurses can earn top-quartile pay of $67,000 annually, while advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with a master’s degree typically earn over $80,000 per year.

To help Oklahoma’s aspiring nurses understand their options, we have compiled below a list of the best public nursing schools in Oklahoma.

Featured Schools

Oklahoma City

Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Canadian Valley Technology Center - El Reno
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Langston University - Langston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Metro Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid-America Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid-Del Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Moore Norman Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oklahoma City Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Redlands Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rose State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online)
University of Central Oklahoma
  • 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
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Canadian Valley Technology Center - Chickasha Chickasha
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Canadian Valley Technology Center - El Reno El Reno
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Choctaw
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Langston University - Langston Langston
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Metro Technology Center Oklahoma City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid-America Technology Center Wayne
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Mid-Del Technology Center Midwest City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Moore Norman Technology Center Norman
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City Oklahoma City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Redlands Community College El Reno
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rose State College Midwest City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online)
University of Central Oklahoma Edmond
  • 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
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Online)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Tulsa

Central Technology Center - Drumright
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Central Technology Center - Sapulpa
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Green Country Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Langston University - Tulsa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Northeast Technology Center - Claremore
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rogers State University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tulsa Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tulsa Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Central Technology Center - Drumright Drumright
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Central Technology Center - Sapulpa Sapulpa
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Langston University - Tulsa Tulsa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Northeast Technology Center - Claremore Claremore
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology - Okmulgee Okmulgee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Rogers State University Claremore
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tulsa Community College Tulsa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Tulsa Technology Center Tulsa
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Tulsa Tulsa
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Oklahoma cities

Autry Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Carl Albert State College - Poteau
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Carl Albert State College - Sallisaw
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Chisholm Trail Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Connors State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
East Central University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Central University - Ardmore
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
East Central University - Durant
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Idabel
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - McAlester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Wilburton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Gordon Cooper Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Great Plains Technology Center - Frederick
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
High Plains Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Meridian Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Murray State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online)
Northeast Technology Center - Afton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Technology Center - Kansas
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Technology Center - Pryor
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Grove
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Miami
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeastern State University
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern Oklahoma College - Enid
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Ponca City
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Woodward
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma State University - Goodwell
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Pioneer Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pontotoc Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Red River Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rogers State University - Bartlesville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Seminole State College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tri County Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Lawton
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wes Watkins Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Western Oklahoma State College - Altus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Oklahoma State College - Elk City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Oklahoma State College - Lawton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Technology Center
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
School City Programs offered
Autry Technology Center Enid
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Fort Cobb
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Carl Albert State College - Poteau Poteau
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Carl Albert State College - Sallisaw Sallisaw
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Chisholm Trail Technology Center Omega
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Connors State College Muskogee
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
East Central University Ada
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
East Central University - Ardmore Ardmore
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
East Central University - Durant Durant
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Idabel Idabel
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - McAlester McAlester
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Eastern Oklahoma State College - Wilburton Wilburton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Gordon Cooper Technology Center Shawnee
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Great Plains Technology Center - Frederick Frederick
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Great Plains Technology Center - Lawton Lawton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
High Plains Technology Center Woodward
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Muskogee Muskogee
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Sallisaw Sallisaw
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Stilwell Stilwell
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Indian Capital Technology Center - Tahlequah Tahlequah
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Antlers Antlers
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Atoka Atoka
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Durant Durant
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Hugo Hugo
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Idabel Idabel
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - McAlester McAlester
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Poteau Poteau
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Stigler Stigler
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Kiamichi Technology Center - Talihina Talihina
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Meridian Technology Center Stillwater
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Murray State College Tishomingo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (Online)
Northeast Technology Center - Afton Afton
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Technology Center - Kansas Kansas
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Northeast Technology Center - Pryor Pryor
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Grove Grove
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College - Miami Miami
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northeastern State University Muskogee
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northern Oklahoma College - Enid Enid
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Oklahoma College - Stillwater Stillwater
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northern Oklahoma College - Tonkawa Tonkawa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Enid Enid
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Ponca City Ponca City
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Northwestern Oklahoma State University - Woodward Woodward
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Oklahoma State University - Goodwell Goodwell
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Pioneer Technology Center Ponca City
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Pontotoc Technology Center Ada
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Red River Technology Center Duncan
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Rogers State University - Bartlesville Bartlesville
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Seminole State College Seminole
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Ardmore
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwest Technology Center Altus
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Tri County Technology Center Bartlesville
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - Lawton Lawton
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Administration Management
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • MSN: Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Wes Watkins Technology Center Wetumka
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Western Oklahoma State College - Altus Altus
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Oklahoma State College - Elk City Elk City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Oklahoma State College - Lawton Lawton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Western Technology Center Burns Flat
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing