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Future: LPN to RN Students


"LPN to RN/ Advanced STANDING"

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 (National Council Licensure Examination).


Campus Options:

  • Altus
  • Elk City
  • Lawton- Day or Evening Classes
  • Online Track with face-face clinical component (nursing III & IV with successful completion of Mobility Exam)


American Disabilities Act Information:

Western Oklahoma State College fully subscribes to all principles and requirements of the American Disabilities Act.

In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, the nursing department does not discriminate.

However, it is important to note that in order to progress successfully through the nursing curriculum and function as a practicing nurse upon graduation, an individual must be able to perform certain physical activities that include vocal, visual, auditory, intellectual and dexterity requirements.Students seeking to be admitted to the nursing program must have these competencies necessary for the professional practice of nursing as identified by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.


Have Questions about the  Advanced Standing Entry option?


Advanced Standing

Students who have completed a practical nursing program and hold a valid unencumbered LPN license may apply for advanced standing credit for NURS 1119.


LPN to RN Mobility Exam

  • HESI LPN to RN Entrance Exam, this is not the nursing admission exam ALL students need to take
  • Covers Six (6) areas, total of 75 questions:
    •  Fundamentals
    • Maternity
    • Medical-Surgical
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Professional Issues
    • Pscyhiactric /Mental Illness


Schedule and Pay for Mobility Exam


How to Study for the Mobility Exam:

Any NCLEX-RN Comprehensive Review textbooks and/or study materials may be used. 


What areas are included in Mobility Exam:

See  HESI LPN - ADN Entrance Mobility Exam 


 General Admission Requirements for Admission/Advanced Standing Entry

  • LPN/LVN with unencumbered nursing license
  • minimum cumulative GPA 2.25
  • Working as a LPN or recent licensed graduate
  • Applied to WOSC
  • Successfully completed Nursing Admission Exam with a minimum score of 82 in Reading and 74 in Math, all other areas recommend a minimum score 65 or better 
  • Depending on area of entry, successfully complete and pass HESI LPN-ADN Entrance/Mobility Exam 


How to Apply to the Program

 Schedule an appointment with one of our nursing faculty advisors closet to you. 


Math & Reading Boot Camp

Each year, WOSC offers a free Math and Reading Boot Camp to students interested in improving their Math and Reading scores on the HESI A2 pre-admission nursing exam.

The camp is only offered at Altus campus!

Anyone can attend, and attendance is optional.


Schedule to Attend Math & Reading Boot Camp

  • Email to register to attend the boot camp during the department's business hours in the fall semester.
  • Interested nursing applicants are encouraged to attend one of the boot camp. 


International Students

Applicants classified as an international student using an F-1 Student Visa may attend at one of Western’s three campuses. However, all initial processing & paperwork must be completed with the Office of Registrar at the Altus campus.  Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year.  For more information regarding this matter, applicants can contact the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

All applicants to the program for whom English is a second language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test.


Criminal Background Checks

Once accepted by the WOSC Nursing Department, all students will be required to submit information in order for a criminal background check to be completed.  If an applicant admitted to the nursing program possesses any one of the following: a felony conviction, arrest, pending charges, judicially declared incompetence, or disciplinary action should be aware this might affect eligibility for registered nurse licensure.  Various clinical agencies have restrictions regarding individuals with a criminal record. Criminal background information is reviewed and decisions are made based on the clinical agency’s policies and guidelines.


Students Seeking Licensure Outside of the State of Oklahoma

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



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
Technical Education Building

Lawton Site
Burch Hall

Elk City Site
Pat Wall Professional Building

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