Rose State College Nursing Program Review

Rose State College (RSC) is a two-year college based in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1970 as Mid-Del College, the college takes its current name from former superintendent Oscar Rose which served in the Midwest City-Del District. The college offers certificate and associates degree programs to over 13,000 students. The Rose State College Campus is set across 120 acres. Rose State College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nursing Programs

The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredits the ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at Rose State College. Nursing programs at Rose State College are in the Department of Health Sciences. Rose State College offers certificate and degree programs in Nursing Science in addition to a variety of other healthcare fields. Nursing courses can be completed online and on-campus during both day and evening hours to accommodate a variety of student schedules and needs.

Rose State College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Nursing Science AAS (Associate in Applied Science)

The AAS in Nursing Science may be completed in two years. Admission is granted to the AAS in Nursing Science program using a points system, which requires applicants to have a minimum of 95 points to apply.

Criteria for admission to the nursing program include GPA (minimum 2.0), score on COMPASS (college placement test), residency (preference is given to students residing in the Mid-Del district), health care experience and completion of prerequisite courses. Upon completion of the program, students earn an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The AAS in Nursing Science is designed for nurses who seek immediate employment and do not intend to pursue a four year degree directly upon completion of the AAS in Nursing Science. The AAS in Nursing Science can be completed in two years.

Career Ladder Nursing Science AAS

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Paramedics, and in certain cases military health professionals are eligible for advanced standing to the AAS in Nursing program through the Career Ladder option. Admission to the Career Ladder AAS in Nursing is based on a 32 point system, which includes criteria such as the amount of credits earned at RSC (15 or more), residency status, GPA, and score on the COMPASS test. Paramedics, LPNs and military health professionals admitted to the Career Ladder Program will be required to demonstrate sufficient knowledge to have advanced standing through challenge exams. The college offers guidance on how to be successful on the nursing challenge exam. The Career Ladder AAS in Nursing may be completed in 4 semesters. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam and earn an AAS in Nursing.

Nursing RN to BSN with the University of Central Oklahoma

Through a partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma, students can earn a BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing). The BSN program is a degree completion program designed for Registered Nurses (RNs). Admission requirements include graduation from an NLNAC accredited ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or diploma program. The BSN program requires 124 credits to complete.

Rose State College
6420 S E 15th,
Midwest City, OK 73110-2799