Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Program Policies

In addition to the policies and procedures of OSU-Oklahoma City the following policies will apply to candidates entering the nursing program.




A graduation/retention grade point average of 2.5 ("C") is required for graduation from the nursing program. Grades of "C" or better are required for all courses necessary for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing.


Interruption of Progression 

  1. Interruption of normal progression will occur when the student: a) does not achieve a grade of "C" or better in any course required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree; b) requests permission to delay progression for a period not to exceed two semesters; c) is dismissed from the program or denied re-admission to the program; d) does not maintain an graduation/retention GPA of 2.5.
  2. When interruption of normal progression occurs, the student must notify the Nurse Science department head or associate division head in writing of intent to re-enroll in a Nurse Science course.
  3. A student may re-enroll one time in two different Nurse Science courses with a clinical component. The student may have two re-enrollment of Nurse Science courses within the program.
  4. Re-admission to the Nursing Program through any avenue will not be considered if the student leaves the program due to a second unsuccessful completion of any nursing course.
  5. A student must successfully complete the five major area courses required for the Associate in Applied Science in Nursing within a three-year period. The three-year period begins with the first enrollment in Fundamentals of Nursing.

Admissions by Transfer into the Nursing Program

  1. Applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the nursing program in addition to application to Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City.
  2. All college credits from other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine their possible application to the nursing curriculum requirements of OSU OKC.
  3. There will be no more than one academic year between completion of the last nursing course and transfer into the nursing program at OSU OKC.
  4. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses necessary for the Associate of Applied Science degree and a retention GPA of 2.5 or better.
  5. Previous nursing courses must be from a school of nursing approved by the State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), now known as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
  6. Prior to enrollment in a nursing course, the following must be submitted:
    1. Course description and/or course syllabi for previous nursing courses and samples of completed nursing care plans.
    2. Letter from applicant stating reason for transfer.
    3. Summary of previous clinical experience. Include documentation of skills provided by the faculty of the transferring school. Also include OSU-OKC skills checklist.
    4. Documentation of: - Rubella and Rubeola immunity - Varicella immunity - Mumps immunity - Absence of active TB (See NSP 03.04 "Student Health") - Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver - CPR Certification Healthcare Provider - Current (within 3 months) OSBI (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation) background check. - Recent urine drug screen (UDS) if required.
    5. Letter of recommendation from the Department Head of the school from which the applicant is transferring.

Legal Limitations for Licensure


Applicants who have been arrested/convicted of any offense including a deferred sentence within the past five (5) years, or have ever been convicted of a felony, or have ever had disciplinary action taken against another health related license, or have ever been judicially declared incompetent are required to notify the Oklahoma Board of Nursing prior to being approved to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).


The Oklahoma Board of Nursing requires information about any offense except minor traffic violations and first time marijuana possession charges. Failure to report such actions may be a violation of the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act.


Department of Education Policy


The Department of Education requests that information pertaining to tuition and fees as well as length of the nursing program be provided annually to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).