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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Oklahoma


Each year, approximately 4.0% of Oklahoma graduates receive degrees in nursing. That means an estimated 4,042 nurses graduate from Oklahoma's 79 nursing schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma with a nursing program is Oklahoma City University, which is located in Oklahoma City. In 2010, it was ranked 36th nationwide. In 2010, 129 students graduated from Oklahoma City University's nursing program. Students at Oklahoma City University paid $25,760 per year in tuition fees.

Oklahoma Christian University, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a nursing program. It is located in Edmond. 23 students graduated with degree in nursing from Oklahoma Christian University in 2010. Students at Oklahoma Christian University paid $17,456 per year in tuition fees.

Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee, which is located in Muskogee, is the third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a nursing program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. 9 students graduated with degree in nursing from Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee in 2010. The tuition rate at Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee was $0 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Oklahoma's nursing schools ranges from $28,735 per year to $2,091 per year. But, the average tuition is $3,421 per year. The Oklahoma nursing schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Tulsa - located in Tulsa, students are charged $28,735 per year
  2. Oklahoma City University - located in Oklahoma City, students are charged $25,760 per year
  3. Oral Roberts University - located in Tulsa, students are charged $20,054 per year

The nursing schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Oklahoma were:

  1. Connors State College - located in Warner, students are charged $2,091 per year
  2. Carl Albert State College - located in Poteau, students are charged $2,216 per year
  3. Tulsa Community College - located in Tulsa, students are charged $2,400 per year

A nursing degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

Licensed practical nurse, family nurse practitioner, critical care clinical nurse specialist, and patient care assistant are the professions of choice for a majority of nursing graduates in Oklahoma. Oklahoma had 66,940 nurses in 2010. 28,260 of these nurses were registered nurses, 14,450 were licensed practical nurses, and 110 were family nurse practitioners. In Oklahoma, the largest numbers of nurse work in the following counties:

  1. Canadian County - 24,280 nurses
  2. Creek County - 17,260 nurses
  3. Atoka County - 8,660 nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of nurses is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 78,500 nurses working in Oklahoma then. Of these 78,500 nurses, the government predicts that 35,600 will be registered nurses, 16,330 will be licensed practical nurses, and 410 will be family nurse practitioners.

Salary

nurses in Oklahoma earn $49,386 per year on average. But, salaries for nurse can vary. In 2010, nurse made as little as less than $15,630 per year or as much as more than $125,700 per year in Oklahoma. The counties in Oklahoma with the highest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Comanche County - $47,688 per year
  2. Canadian County - $46,348 per year
  3. Cherokee County - $44,668 per year

The Oklahoma counties with the lowest average salary for nurses are:

  1. Atoka County - $42,590 per year
  2. Beckham County - $43,673 per year
  3. Creek County - $44,408 per year

On average, the highest paid nurses in Oklahoma were:

  1. Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist - $70,330 per year
  2. Family Nurse Practitioner - $67,580 per year
  3. Registered Nurse - $54,340 per year

The nurses with lowest average salaries in Oklahoma were:

  1. Licensed Practical Nurse - $33,900 per year
  2. Patient Care Assistant - $20,780 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Oklahoma and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or LPN, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Oklahoma
  • Certificate in Nursing in Oklahoma

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,555 miles from location Tulsa Community College Tulsa OK 12.6303 n/a 19,730
6,645 miles from location University of Central Oklahoma Edmond OK 26.9395 57% 16,092
6,651 miles from location Oklahoma City Community College Oklahoma City OK 10.7361 n/a 14,114
6,503 miles from location Northeastern State University Tahlequah OK 24.2073 60% 9,239
6,642 miles from location Rose State College Oklahoma City OK 9.15849 n/a 8,981
6,652 miles from location Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 7.35114 n/a 7,367
6,629 miles from location Northern Oklahoma College Tonkawa OK 15.0818 n/a 5,228
6,714 miles from location Southwestern Oklahoma State University Weatherford OK 24.705 71% 5,010
6,603 miles from location East Central University Ada OK 24.2862 76% 4,612
6,539 miles from location Rogers State University Claremore OK 17.9774 87% 4,235
6,595 miles from location University of Tulsa Tulsa OK 30.981 30% 4,187
6,559 miles from location Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee Okmulgee OK 15.7212 n/a 4,129
6,647 miles from location University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Oklahoma City OK 2.09335 n/a 3,934
6,649 miles from location Oklahoma City University Oklahoma City OK 63.5634 44% 3,829
6,755 miles from location Western Oklahoma State College Altus OK 21.9292 100% 3,820
6,558 miles from location Oral Roberts University Tulsa OK 27.5341 49% 3,140
6,631 miles from location Langston University Langston OK 13.0903 n/a 2,749
6,607 miles from location Murray State College Tishomingo OK 12.8665 n/a 2,604
6,487 miles from location Carl Albert State College Poteau OK 13.4867 n/a 2,473
6,603 miles from location Seminole State College Seminole OK 13.2494 n/a 2,444
6,524 miles from location Connors State College Warner OK 13.4005 n/a 2,335
6,673 miles from location Redlands Community College El Reno OK 13.8517 n/a 2,319
6,703 miles from location Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva OK 21.3155 40% 2,210
6,494 miles from location Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Miami OK 17.4104 n/a 2,191
6,644 miles from location Oklahoma Christian University Edmond OK 61.9078 49% 2,171
6,654 miles from location Southern Nazarene University Bethany OK 22.2153 n/a 2,110
6,527 miles from location Eastern Oklahoma State College Wilburton OK 15.8018 n/a 2,084
6,654 miles from location Francis Tuttle Technology Center Oklahoma City OK 10.646 n/a 1,993
6,616 miles from location Oklahoma Baptist University Shawnee OK 24.8221 15% 1,764
6,554 miles from location Tulsa Technology Center-Lemley Campus Tulsa OK 33.5391 100% 1,393
6,869 miles from location Oklahoma Panhandle State University Goodwell OK 23.5956 100% 1,266
6,646 miles from location Metro Technology Centers Oklahoma City OK 30.6097 n/a 1,172
6,646 miles from location Moore Norman Technology Center Norman OK 33.4418 100% 1,082
6,555 miles from location Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville OK 17.98 n/a 1,069
6,524 miles from location Bacone College Muskogee OK 11.2484 60% 1,021
6,594 miles from location Central Technology Center Drumright OK 31.8861 100% 1,014
6,642 miles from location Mid-America Technology Center Wayne OK 18.25 n/a 842
6,614 miles from location Gordon Cooper Technology Center Shawnee OK 6.79408 n/a 725
6,523 miles from location Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee Muskogee OK 40.4862 n/a 706
6,634 miles from location Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center Choctaw OK 23.6866 n/a 603
6,664 miles from location Autry Technology Center Enid OK 30.474 100% 587
6,742 miles from location Western Technology Center Burns Flat OK 33.6808 n/a 586
6,622 miles from location Meridian Technology Center Stillwater OK 28.3712 n/a 576
6,552 miles from location Tri County Technology Center Bartlesville OK 32.1436 n/a 568
6,554 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tulsa Tulsa OK 8.11879 100% 555
6,667 miles from location Canadian Valley Technology Center El Reno OK 17.7934 n/a 549
6,630 miles from location Southern Oklahoma Technology Center Ardmore OK 18.2326 56% 494
6,618 miles from location Pioneer Technology Center Ponca City OK 32.3087 n/a 491
6,500 miles from location Northeast Technology Center-Afton Afton OK 27.478 n/a 489
6,650 miles from location Platt College Oklahoma City OK 27.3833 88% 456
6,555 miles from location Platt College Tulsa OK 25.502 n/a 435
6,649 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK 11.5286 100% 431
6,487 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Poteau Poteau OK 21.1406 n/a 422
6,561 miles from location Green Country Technology Center Okmulgee OK 32.847 n/a 328
6,749 miles from location High Plains Technology Center Woodward OK 29.2394 n/a 288
6,503 miles from location Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah Tahlequah OK 32.2739 n/a 266
6,604 miles from location Pontotoc Technology Center Ada OK 34.2037 n/a 249
6,705 miles from location Great Plains Technology Center Lawton OK 35.6039 n/a 239
6,521 miles from location Northeast Technology Center-Pryor Pryor OK 26.2182 n/a 219
6,577 miles from location Wes Watkins Technology Center Wetumka OK 23.9084 n/a 214
6,495 miles from location Indian Capital Technology Center-Sallisaw Sallisaw OK 17.8193 n/a 207
6,550 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester Mcalester OK 23.4821 n/a 200
6,702 miles from location Caddo Kiowa Technology Center Fort Cobb OK 30.5143 n/a 183
6,683 miles from location Chisholm Trail Technology Center Omega OK 18.4787 n/a 173
6,680 miles from location Red River Technology Center Duncan OK 25.0966 n/a 168
6,703 miles from location Platt College Lawton OK 20.8891 n/a 152
6,756 miles from location Southwest Technology Center Altus OK 28.5722 n/a 149
6,653 miles from location Platt College-OKC Central Campus Oklahoma City OK 19.8192 n/a 146
6,540 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Hugo Hugo OK 35.2462 n/a 144
6,433 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Idabel Idabel OK 32.0701 n/a 142
0 miles from location Northeast Technology Center Claremore OK n/a n/a 137
6,485 miles from location Indian Capital Technology Center-Stilwell Stilwell OK 36.0819 n/a 133
6,510 miles from location Northeast Technology Center-Kansas Kansas OK 28.7547 n/a 123
6,641 miles from location Mid-Del Technology Center Oklahoma City OK 25.5181 n/a 110
6,646 miles from location Platt College Oklahoma City OK 33.9939 100% 103
6,592 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Durant Durant OK 33.1599 n/a 72
6,575 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Atoka Atoka OK 33.359 n/a 61
6,514 miles from location Kiamichi Technology Center-Talihina Talihina OK 35.5836 n/a 44
6,698 miles from location Northwest Technology Center-Fairview Fairview OK 37.4186 n/a 30
 

Curious what studying Nursing gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Oklahoma

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Registered Nurses + 28,260 $54,340 14.6%
2
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants + 19,330 $20,780 -8.1%
3
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses + 14,450 $33,900 4.9%
4
Medical and Health Services Managers + 4,790 $70,330 44.7%
5
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other + 110 $67,580 -88.0%
 

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