Langston University Nursing School Review

Langston University (LU) is a rural-based university based in Langston, Oklahoma offering bachelor’s through doctoral degrees. The university also has campuses in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Langston University was founded in 1897 and is the only HBCU (Historically Black College and University) in Oklahoma. Langston University strives to create a multi-cultural, student-centered campus.

Community service, serving underserved populations and research and having an international impact are all key goals of Langston University. The university educates over 2,500 students and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nursing Programs

The nursing program at Langston University School of Nursing and Health Professions was established in 1978. In addition to nursing programs, the university also offers a bachelor’s degree in health science. The Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program at Langston University is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing.

Langston University Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The BSN program at Langston University prepares students to become an essential part of the healthcare team as a Registered Nurse (RN). Students apply to Langston University and first complete nursing course prerequisites. Upon completion of prerequisites, students apply for admission into the BSN program, which is normally in the junior year of study. Admission requirements to the program include being admitted to Langston University, a minimum 2.5 GPA, a grade of “C” or better, and ACT score of 15 or better. Prerequisite courses for the program include English, Math, Chemistry, Sociology, Psychology, Nutrition, Biology, Human Astronomy, Human Physiology and Microbiology. The BSN program can be completed in four years (8 semesters). Students may also attend the program on a part-time basis which will extend the time necessary to complete the BSN degree. Upon completion of the program, students receive a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses to become a Registered Nurses (RN). All nursing faculty at Langston University hold graduate degrees.

LPN to BSN (Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) may take challenge exams to obtain advanced standing in the nursing program. Challenge exams allow LPNs to demonstrate prior healthcare education and knowledge without repeating previous education, but rather building on new experiences. Upon completion of the program, students earn a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

Langston University Center for International Development (LUCID)

The Langston University Center for International Development houses any and all programs related to international affairs at the university. In addition to coordinating study abroad opportunities for students and faculty members, the university assists in the efforts of USAID (United States Agency for International Development). Current study abroad programs available to students are in China, Kenya, Gambia and Senegal. Scholarship opportunities are available to students interested in studying abroad. Social Services, Humanities and Agriculture are a focus of the China and Kenya study abroad programs.

Langston University
102 Page Hall,
Langston, OK 73050