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Oklahoma has a shortage of nurses- especially in rural areas- and it's a situation that is expected to continue as the state's elderly population grows. While other employers may export jobs or reduce their workforces during economic downturns, hospital jobs remain local and vital. Unlike other industries and services, the economy does not drive the number of people who need health care. Estimates currently predict that in the next decade the U.S. will begin to experience one of the worst shortages of registered nurses in the nation's history.By 2012, Oklahoma is expected to have a shortage of more than 3,000 nurses if current trends continue. The demand for registered nurses and other health care workers will continue to rise as the 78 million "baby boomers" continue to age and require additional health care. Educators and health planners see the growing demand for nurses not only as a need for additional personnel but also for additional education, with more nurses prepared in baccalaureate programs that emphasize leadership, patient education, case management, and care across a variety of acute care and outpatient settings.

 

In Oklahoma, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have a better job outlook than those without a bachelor's. Nurse Educators, BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties — clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists — are professions that are sought after in both rural and urban areas.

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $21,707- $26,481 Licensed Practical Nurse: $32,472 - $39,129
RN Staff Nurse: $50,553- $61,366 Nurse Practitioner: $68,766- $81,053

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Oklahoma

Browse accredited nursing schools and allied health programs that accept students from Oklahoma, then request information, at no cost to you, from any or all schools offering programs that match your needs:

 


This list also contains online schools that accept students from Oklahoma

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Northcentral University
Online

  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Prescott Valley
  • Prescott Valley
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Ohio Christian University
Online

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Circleville
  • Circleville
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University of Saint Mary
Online

The University of Saint Mary (USM) is an accredited institution that has been educating students since 1923.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Leavenworth
  • Leavenworth
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LeTourneau University - Online
Online

Founded in 1946 by Mr. R.G. LeTourneau, LeTourneau University is private, nondenominational Christian university offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Engineering, Business and Technology; the College of Aviation & Aeronautical Science; the College of College of Education, Arts and Sciences; and the College of Health Sciences & Professional Studies.

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Saint Marys University of Minnesota
Online

At Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, we take pride in offering online graduate degrees designed to complement the schedules of working adults like you.

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Winona
  • Winona
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Chamberlain University
Online

Designed by RNs for RNs

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Saint Xavier University
Online

A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

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