DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Nursing Programs of Study
The specially-designed Bachelor of Science in Nursing provides an opportunity for RNs who have completed an associate or diploma program to continue their studies and advance their careers. This bachelor degree builds on the strengths of the university’s two-year program in nursing.
The Bachelor’s program is designed to prepare registered nurses to assume leadership positions in medical centers, home health, and community health centers. The degree has a special emphasis on rural health care and federally-operated facilities. The program also will prepare nursing students for graduate school and jobs requiring a bachelor degree.
The Bachelor’s degree is intended to foster advanced clinical reasoning and analytical skills and the curriculum embraces a broad foundation of biological, physical, and social sciences. The degree program builds on prior course work to prepare students for a broader scope of practice. Through a solid liberal arts component, the program helps students understand the cultural, political, economic, and social issues impacting patients and influencing care delivery. Students will be admitted to the B.S. program on a full or part-time basis.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing degree leads to registered nurse licensure. This rigorous five-semester program introduces the student to the Nursing profession through classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences.
Some students may choose to complete the A.A.S. degree and the B.S. degree within four academic years. This academic pathway is designed for the full-time student only.
Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurses can choose a degree option which allows qualified students to bypass the first year of clinical nursing courses.
Option: Bridge NREMT-Paramedic/LPN to RN
Rogers State University provides an option to facilitate the transition from NREMT-Paramedic/LPN to RN. The program is designed to provide a solid foundation, training and experience that meets all recognized national and state accreditation guidelines.
Students are required to pass equivalency nursing examinations for advanced standing. Gruaduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a Registered Nurse.
The Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Admission is competitive.