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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Oklahoma

Approximately 2.6% of graduates in of Oklahoma receive nursing degrees every year. Thus, Oklahoma's 35 RN schools put out approximately 2,621 registered nurses each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Oklahoma with a RN 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 RN program. Students at Oklahoma City University paid $25,760 per year in tuition fees.

Oklahoma Christian University, which is located in Edmond, is the second-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 38th in the country in 2010. 23 students graduated with degree in RN from Oklahoma Christian University in 2010. Tuition at Oklahoma Christian University was $17,456 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oklahoma that has a RN program is University of Tulsa. University of Tulsa, which was ranked 69th in the country in 2010, is located in Tulsa. In 2010, University of Tulsa graduated 26 students from its RN programs. University of Tulsa charged in-state students $28,735 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Oklahoma's RN schools ranges from $28,735 per year to $2,091 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,722 per year. In 2010, the following Oklahoma RN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  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 following Oklahoma RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  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 RN degree from an Oklahoma school... what next?

A large number of Oklahoma RN graduates become registered nurses. If you decide to work as a registered nurse in Oklahoma, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 28,260 Oklahoma registered nurses as of 2010. The Oklahoma counties with the largest populations of registered nurses are:

  1. Canadian County - 11,040 registered nurses
  2. Creek County - 7,390 registered nurses
  3. Atoka County - 3,620 registered nurses

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of registered nurses is expected to grow by 27% by 2018. There are projected to be 35,600 registered nurses working in the Oklahoma then.


A registered nurse in Oklahoma earns $54,340 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. registered nurses in Oklahoma had varying salaries from $35,830 to $75,020 per year in 2010. A registered nurse in the following Oklahoma counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Canadian County - $56,310 per year
  2. Comanche County - $56,180 per year
  3. Cherokee County - $55,970 per year

A registered nurse in the following counties in Oklahoma make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Creek County - $52,070 per year
  2. Adair County - $52,550 per year
  3. Atoka County - $52,680 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 forensic nursing, 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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Registered Nurses 28,260 $54,340 14.6%

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