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About Western's Nursing Program

Nursing make a difference

A career in nursing offers challenges, self-satisfaction and the opportunity to be a member of the interdisciplinary team providing care in various health care settings.

The Nursing Program at Western Oklahoma State College was established in 1981 and has an outstanding success rate for preparing qualified nurses. The nursing program is currently offered at three sites: Altus, Lawton, and Elk City, and an online option for LPNs seeking Advanced Standing entry. In addition to an evening option offered at the Lawton campus for General and Advanced Standing students. Daytime Courses are “team-taught” via ITV from all sites, whilst the online and evening options are “co-taught”. By establishing admission criteria and procedures, the department of nursing hopes to ensure that students selected for the program are capable of successfully completing the nursing program and passing the national examination. The WOSC Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation. Upon graduation, students are qualified to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination).

The minimum time to complete the program requirements is five semesters. Classroom study is combined with practical application in nursing experiences at various clinics and hospitals. The number of applicants to be accepted will reflect the availability of appropriate clinical experience.

Nursing

The Nursing program is designed for the student who plans to enter the job force immediately. After successful completion of the required curriculum, you will receive an Associate's of Applied Science Degree which prepares you for the Registered Nurse licensure exam. The program consists of a prerequisite semester in which students must have completed all prerequisite courses prior to admission to the Nursing Program. Because of the limited spaces available in this program, admission is highly competitive and completion of all general education, related, and support courses is highly recommended. To be considered for acceptance to the Nursing Program the student must meet certain entrance standards. Contact the Nursing Department for additional program admission requirements and program details.

WOSC Nursing Department Pass Rate/Employment Rate/Completion Rate Average

2014-2018

Year

Pass Rates

Completion Rates

(150%)

Employment Rates

OK

NCLEX

%

National

NCLEX

%

Altus

Elk

City

Lawton

Online

Altus

Elk

City

Lawton

Online

All

   

2014

78.5%

100%

85%

 

73.6%

87.5%

87%

 

81%

83.55%

81.79%

2015

82%

100%

85%

 

75%

75%

88%

 

88%

85.70%

84.51%

2016

61.5%

66.6%

65%

 

95%

86%

84%

 

89%

83.78%

84.56%

2017

90.5%

80%

88.9%

 

92.5%

88%

96.5%

 

88%

86.27%

87.12%

2018

80.6%

68.7%

74.1%

 

77.7%

100%

83.8%

 

85.71%

88.75%

88.30%

(* to be announced once data available)

(NCLEX & EMPLOYEMENT RATES MISSING:
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New Student Orientation is held annually in May for new and returning nursing student applicants.  Applicants are encouraged not to plan vacations or activities in the month of May.  For more information, please visit Future or Current student pages, and FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONs pages.

 

 

 

Accredited by National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.

NLN CNEA


The Western Oklahoma State College Department of Nursing Education is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Gradates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing.

For any students seeking licensure outside the state of Oklahoma, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure he/she meet all requirements for licensure in the state in which they reside. Contact information for all nursing licensing boards can be found at the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) website at https://www.ncsbn.org/contact-bon.htm.

 

 

Contact Us

WOSC pre-nursing students are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with their nursing faculty advisor at least once a semester. Appointments can be made by calling any of our campuses or emailing one of the advisors closest to your hometown:

Altus Site
580.477.7830
Technical Education Building

Lawton Site
580.477.7985
Burch Hall

Elk City Site
580.477.7980
Pat Wall Professional Building

All Campus Nursing Fax# - 1-580-477-7862