Oklahoma Nursing Doctorate Degree Programs


Oklahoma City University: DNP & PhD in Nursing Program Review
Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106-1402.
Oklahoma City University is a private, university based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The university was founded with the assistance of the United Methodist Church, an affiliation that it maintains to this day. Over 90% of students at Oklahoma City University receive a form of financial aid including both merit and need based awards. Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 as Epworth University.

The Kramer School of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice and PhD in Nursing degree programs. Prospective students choose from one of two DNP programs depending on the student’s qualifications. The post-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) DNP is for bachelors prepared nurses seeking to earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice qualification and also become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). The DNP completion program is for masters prepared nurses with an MSN and APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) certification; students in the DNP completion program can choose from a clinical or administrative.

Students in the nursing PhD program at Kramer School of Nursing may focus their studies on nursing education or another area of their choice. As with the DNP program, courses in the PhD in Nursing program are delivered online and in person. Admission requirements for the nursing PhD include an undergraduate or graduate nursing degree, a masters degree and a minimum 3.5 GPA.

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City University: DNP & PhD in Nursing Program Review

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

College of Nursing
P.O. Box 26901
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is the branch of the University of Oklahoma system dedicated to educating students for careers in various health professions including nursing. Over 3,000 students enroll at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center each year.

Students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program will focus on providing care for underserved populations, including patients in rural settings. Admission requirements to the program include a masters degree with Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS). The DNP can be completed in 2.5 years of full time study or 4 years of part time study. Because the university also offers a nursing PhD program, some courses in the doctoral program will be shared among PhD and DNP students.

A joint collaboration with the University of Colorado and University of Minnesota nursing programs, the PhD in Nursing program at the University of Oklahoma prepares nurses for a full time career as an educator, clinician and researcher among other roles. Both bachelors and masters prepared nurses are eligible to apply for the PhD in nursing program. Full-tuition scholarships are available to select nursing PhD candidates studying specific areas of nursing. The BSN to PhD Fast Track is for especially skilled nurses who can commit to full time study to earn a nursing PhD early in their career, while the Masters to PhD program allows nurses to earn a PhD on full or part time study.

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