MSN Program Eligible Applicants
Licensure & Accredication Requirements
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is for current unencumbered licensed registered nurses (RNs) who have graduated with a bachelor's degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program (CCNE, NLNCNEA or ACEN, formerly NLNAC) or those who are in the last semester of their BSN degree. An accredited school will be listed on one of the following websites:
- To verify that your program is ACEN Accredited, please visit their website.
- To verify that your program is CCNE Accredited, please visit their website.
- To verify that your program is NLN-CCNEA accredited, please visit their website.
Finally, all applicants who do not reside in Oklahoma should first ensure that they are a resident of a SARA-approved state.
All MSN students must meet University admission and graduate admission requirements. The MSN curriculum builds upon previous nursing and general education coursework. The program is designed to support educational mobility and to strengthen professional growth and leadership abilities of nurses who already have a foundation in the profession.