Graduates with Nursing Degrees are in High Demand

Associate Dean:  Dr. Marcy Tanner

Now is the time to become part of one of the top nursing schools in Oklahoma! Did you know that Oklahoma ranks 46th in the nation in number of registered nurses per thousand residents?

Nursing Schools

Based on this trend, Oklahoma nursing schools will have to graduate at least 3,000 nurses within five years to meet the needs of the region. By 2025, the shortage could reach 500,000 nurses.

If you’re interested in finding good nursing schools in Oklahoma, you’ve come to the right place. SWOSU will give you the skills needed to fill the state’s desperate need for qualified applicants.

SWOSU Nursing Program Highlights

As a student of one of the best nursing schools in the state, you’ll receive the knowledge and field experience needed to achieve your B.S.N, one of the most highly demanded nursing degrees in Oklahoma’s workforce today.

Whether you are already an RN or are new to the nursing field, SWOSU's Nursing will help you achieve your goals and use that degree.

School of Nursing Career Opportunities

Careers in nursing cover many diversified areas. Nursing school graduates work with different populations and in a variety of environments such as schools, hospitals and in homes in Oklahoma and abroad. SWOSU is dedicated to opening up these opportunities for our nursing students.

Contact SWOSU's nursing school today to find out why SWOSU students have a 100% career placement record after graduation. SWOSU students are always very appreciative of one-time or recurring tax-deductible donations that ensure SWOSU's ability to provide this highly acclaimed nursing program as well as other higher education courses.

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SWOSU Senior Nursing Students Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Students must achieve academic excellence and be in the top 35% of their graduating class to be a member.  Pictured from left to right:  Julie Johnston, Valerie Chain, Shelby Bolton, Shaylon Bishop and Morgan Nance.

SWOSU Senior Nursing Students Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Students must achieve academic excellence and be in the top 35% of their graduating class to be a member.  Pictured from left to right:  Julie Johnston, Valerie Chain, Shelby Bolton, Shaylon Bishop and Morgan Nance.

Below, you can see the difference that the SWOSU Nursing has made in the lives of its graduates.

Lieutenant Kassidy BurchettLieutenant Kassidy Burchett, USPHS, is one of our very successful SWOSU nursing grads!

Tammy Salem Burg"I would like to say that I had a true positive experience with the Online Nursing program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  The program was  extremely up to date and flexible with my family life and working full time as a nurse.  The faculty went above and beyond in order to help me succeed.  The program also prepared me for my journey to continue graduate school.  I am currently pursuing my graduate degree online for Advanced Practice Nursing.  I strongly recommend the online RN to BSN program through Southwestern Oklahoma State University to anyone who would like to pursue a higher education in the nursing profession."
Tammy Salem-Berg, RN, BSN, BS

Carlie May Haught"Finding a job as a college graduate is tough in any field. SWOSU School of Nursing gave me a great education at an affordable price that gave me a head start in life after college. They helped lay the foundation to what is now one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. I'm proud to be a nurse. I'm proud to be a SWOSU alumni."
Carlie May Haught, SWOSU graduate, Registered Nurse

Alina Holt"The SWOSU nursing program is one that challenges you to go above and beyond what you originally thought your personal and academic limits were. The instructors are not only experts in their field and the classes they teach, but are also caring individuals who motivate, guide and prepare you for your future career. They are inspirational role models that demonstrate the care, compassion, and hard-work that the nursing profession involves. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in obtaining a nursing degree, and I’m proud to have received my BSN from SWOSU."
Alina Holt, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Shelby Rodenberg“The SWOSU nursing program has helped me to adapt to challenges by providing me with the confidence and the skills necessary to become a successful nurse. My experience at SWOSU although rigorous, was rewarding. The individualized attention provided by the instructors helped to prepare me for the future, learn, and grow as a person and as a nurse. I appreciate the SWOSU School of Nursing and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the nursing profession.”
Shelby Rodenberg, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Ryan Chester“The SWOSU School of Nursing is more than a school, it is a family. It is such a great feeling to be able to walk through the doors and know that you are truly cared for. The instructors go above and beyond to make sure your every goal is met. They offer state of the art facilities that I know have more than prepared me as a new RN. I can’t say enough great things about their program and I would recommend it to anyone that is considering a career as a RN BSN. I take pride in being able to say that I am a SWOSU nursing grad!"
Ryan Chester, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Holly Erwin“SWOSU's School of Nursing program is a high- quality program with affordable tuition and fees! The professors are awesome! They do everything they possibly can to help you become the best possible nurse for your future nursing career. I SINCERELY recommend SWOSU School of Nursing!”
Holly Erwin, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Lynsi Mason“I absolutely loved nursing school at SWOSU. We have approachable instructors who are passionate about nursing and have a love for what they teach. My BSN degree has definitely prepared me for my new career as a registered nurse, I'm so thankful I picked SWOSU as my program.”
Lynsi Mason, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Bailey Ringer“Earning my Bachelor’s degree at SWOSU School of Nursing has been one of the best decisions I have made. I was pushed to do my best and had excellent instructors to help me along the way. I have a great respect for the education I received and I am thankful I had instructors who made me strive to succeed.”
Bailey Ringer, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

Christine Onaolap“SWOSU School of Nursing gave me an opportunity to pursue my dream as a nurse. I am so grateful to be able to love, teach, and care for people for a living. Achieving a B.S.N. has opened many doors for me and I truly appreciate my experience at SWOSU.”
Christine Onaolap, 2013 BSN Graduate, Registered Nurse

"I graduated from your RN to BSN program in May. I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful program you have! Your instructors were very helpful and always eager to assist. Since graduation, I have been accepted to a nurse practitioner program. Thank you so much for the wonderful education experience!"
Myra Young, RN to BSN Program Graduate, NP Student

Elna Daniel & Emily Coppock"SWOSU School of Nursing is a program that offers students the best possible opportunities for success. Our professors work hard to teach students how to develop and refine their critical thinking skills. These skills will ultimately enable us to be exceptional professional nurses."
Elna Daniel

"SWOSU School of Nursing has taught me the skills necessary to provide compassionate care to enrich the lives of my patients."
Emily Coppock

Jeff Owen"Making the decision to earn my B.S.N. was important to me, personally and professionally. I knew an online format was my only option with family and work. I researched programs all over Oklahoma. The RN-BSN Program at SWOSU was perfect for me. The program was student-friendly. The tuition was lower than other programs. The courses were straight-forward, and manageable. My professors were incredible! The experience at SWOSU has empowered me to pursue my nursing dream. Today, I manage an Occupational Health / Preventive Health Clinic, and I am pursuing my Family Nurse Practitioner degree. See what SWOSU can do for you!"
Jeff Owen, RN, BSN, FNP - Student