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Frequently Asked Questions

The amount of time to complete the program is seven eight-week sessions. Students complete six-hours of course credits during each eight-week session. This allows students to complete the program in 12 months.

Mostly, the professional nursing courses are delivered online in our learning management system. However, some courses have clinical practical experiences that will be completed within 100 miles of the students’ homes. Students may opt to take any needed pre-professional or general education courses online from SWOSU if offered by the University, to test out of some general education courses via CLEP exam or take the courses locally (after ensuring they will transfer). All exams are taken online and proctored using a webcam purchased by the student and monitoring software. Students are able to attend graduation but are not required to do so.

Yes. The program has clinical practical experiences in some of the courses. The total number of required clinical practical experiences is 116 hours throughout the program. Other courses require practical learning experiences, which may be completed by the student on their own time. Most courses contain a teaching-learning project in which students will apply their knowledge to a project that is completed outside of the classroom.

No. We admit students during both the fall and spring semesters.

Students must be current legal residents of the state of Oklahoma. We are currently unable to accept out-of-state students.

No, the program follows the same academic calendar as the campus. Online students have the same holidays and breaks as the campus. Courses are taught by semesters, with two eight-week sessions offered in fall and spring, and one eight-week session offered in summer.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000; is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing; and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing.

Students will occasionally be required to come to campus for check-offs. University resources are available to students and they are welcome to utilize those resources. Students may opt to attend graduation or visit the Department of Nursing. If you have questions regarding the requirements for admission to the LPN-to-BSN Program at SWOSU, please contact the Department of Nursing at 580.774.3065