RN to BS Track - FAQs

Are you an RN to BS student who has questions regarding the nursing program at the University of Central Oklahoma? Below are some of the more frequently asked questions and you may find your answer here.


Am I given credit for nursing courses I have already taken?

Do all nursing courses have clinicals?

How do I find out about scheduled courses?

How long will it take me to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate degree?

Do I have to apply to UCO before taking nursing courses?

I will graduate from my Associate Degree in Nursing this semester but will not have my license before the application preference date.  Can I still apply for next semester?

May I take some of the prerequisite courses at other college?

 


Am I given credit for nursing courses I have already taken? 

Yes. 35 hours of Advanced Standing credit will be given for nursing courses taken at an accredited associates degree nursing program. Advanced Standing credit is awarded upon successful completion of the UCO RN to BS nursing courses. 

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Do all nursing courses have clinicals?

No. Twenty five hours of practice experiences are required in 2 courses: Leadership and Community courses. Practice experiences will be coordinated and completed by the student in their community setting.

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How do I find out about scheduled courses?

To view course descriptions, go to the UCO course catalog at  academic-affairs/files/ug-catalog/ug-coursedesc.pdf

Upon admission, each student will develop a plan of study with the UCO Nursing Career Advancement Coordinator. 

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How long will it take me to complete the requirements for the baccalaureate degree?

If attending full-time, nursing coursework for the baccalaureate degree may be completed in two semesters once the student is admitted to the nursing program. A part time option is also available. Students in the part time option will complete the nursing coursework in four semesters. 

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Do I have to apply to UCO before taking nursing courses?

Yes. For more information, contact the Nursing Academic Advisor

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I will graduate from my Associate Degree in Nursing this semester but will not have my license before the application preference date.  Can I still apply for next semester?

Yes.  We understand that some students may be ready to get started on their baccalaureate degree immediately after graduation.  When submitting your application, indicate you will be graduating from your associate degree after the preference date has passed and will be taking the NCLEX during the summer. Your application will be reviewed and, if accepted, you will conditionally accepted pending completion of your associate degree and obtaining your license.  Once you pass NCLEX you may start your nursing coursework.  If you do not pass NCLEX, you are welcome to reapply at a later date.

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May I take some of the prerequisite courses at another college?

Yes, you must have your transcripts reviewed by the Nursing Academic Advisor to ensure your courses will transfer. Remember, you will need to complete 30 hours at UCO. The RN to BS track is 24 hours. If all of your prerequisites are completed at another college, don't worry. We will offer two 3-hour electives that you can take over the summer(s) in order to complete your 30 hours at UCO. 

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