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Nursing students in the lab

Why study Nursing, RN to BSN online through OSU?

Complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing in as little as one year through our online program designed with maximum flexibility for working professionals. Our accredited program will prepare you for promotion, advancement and expanding leadership roles in health care. This completion degree is only available for transfer students and is designed for current registered nurses. 


This 100 percent online degree program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. You can enroll part time or full time. New cohorts begin each semester — fall, spring and summer. Students enrolled full time take two to three courses every eight weeks and can expect to complete their degree in two to three semesters. Students who enroll part time take one course every eight weeks and can expect to complete their degree in four to six semesters. 




Advanced standing credit of 30 hours for an associate degree or a diploma in nursing and a registered nurse license are required for admission to the program. We encourage completion of these recommended pre-requisites courses prior to beginning nursing coursework at OSU. If you begin the program while completing pre-requisites, the time to degree completion will be extended.


Coursework includes nursing theory, global health, research and community nursing as well as an extensive review of culture, leadership and management principles and current trends and issues in the profession. The program culminates in the capstone course. Two courses have a clinical component in which assignments are made and completed based on your schedule and location. 



Nurses in the lab

To apply for the program, students must complete and submit the following:


  • OSU undergraduate application and application fee as a transfer student
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions, including associate degree or diploma in nursing and any coursework completed within the OSU System (2.5 minimum undergraduate GPA required)
  • Current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse in Oklahoma or designated state of residence in the U.S. 

Priority application deadlines:


  • February 1 — Summer and Fall Semesters
  • October 15 — Spring Semester 

Nursing students from OSU-OKC and OSU-IT will be granted priority, provisional admission. 



2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident


$178.55 $695.90
Fees $231 $231
Total $409.55 $926.90


Set semester block rate tuition & fee (12-18 hrs)
$4,509.00 $12,269.25

The cost estimate does not include textbooks, exam proctoring fees, other course materials, late enrollment fees, or international student maintenance fees. Cost will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please refer to the OSU Bursar site for details and payment due dates. Full disclaimer.



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