Rogers State University (RSU) awards associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Claremont, Oklahoma. Over 4,500 students are enrolled in academic programs at Rogers State University. The university was founded in 1909 and has campuses in Pryor and Bartlesville in addition to Claremore. Since 1992, the university has offered online programs. Rogers State University has state-of-the-art campus resources including a nursing lab, birthing simulator lab, and CPR lab. Rogers State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Rogers State University’s nursing programs are under the Department of Health Sciences. Three undergraduate nursing programs are offered at Rogers State University. The BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) and ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) programs at Rogers State University are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Students enrolled in nursing programs at Rogers State University have an NCLEX-RN (licensure exam to become an RN) pass rate above the national and state averages.
Rogers State University Undergraduate Nursing Programs
BS (Bachelor’s of Science) Nursing Degree Program
The BSN program at Rogers State University is an RN to BSN (Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing) degree completion program that prepares RNs to complete the final two years of their BSN degree. The undergraduate nursing program focuses on providing training for nurses to obtain leadership positions and also prepare for graduate school. Admission requirements to the BSN program at Rogers State University include proof of an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma, a minimum 2.5 GPA, a valid nursing license and a separate application to the BSN program. The BSN program may be completed on a part or full-time basis. The BSN degree requires students to earn 124 academic credits, 56 of which are core to the nursing degree program. Upon completion of the BSN program, students receive a BSN.
AAS in Nursing
The AAS in Nursing program is designed for entry-level nurses to prepare them for licensure and an entry level RN qualification. The AAS in Nursing program can be completed in 5 semesters full-time. Students who would also like to complete a BSN, may complete the AAS in Nursing and BSN in 4 years total. Upon completion of the AAS in Nursing program, students earn an AAS in Nursing, which is a type of nursing degree for vocational nurses, rather than nursing students pursuing a four-year degree. Nursing students are also eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, to become an RN upon completion of the AAS in Nursing program.
Bridge NREMT-Paramedic/LPN to RN
The Bridge NREMT program is a transitional program for LPNs and RNs. Paramedics and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may receive advanced standing in the AAS in Nursing program by receiving credit for the first year of clinically-focused courses. Health professionals enrolling in the advanced standing option will take challenge exams to demonstrate knowledge and capability in nursing. Upon completion of the nursing program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN and earn an AAS in Nursing.
Rogers State University
1701 W Will Rogers Blvd.,
Claremore, OK 74017-3252