All prospective and declared pre-nursing students should consult with the pre-nursing advisor in the Nursing Program prior to each semester’s enrollment. Early advisement will provide lists of registered nurse programs, guidance on correct sequencing of courses, identification of generally required courses, and opportunities to further discuss the nursing profession as a career choice. An individualized plan of study and schedule, based on the student’s choice of nursing program, will be developed for each pre-nursing student. Appropriate courses beyond the minimum can also be recommended.
There are 13 basic baccalaureate and 18 associate degree nursing programs in Oklahoma, each having common and different requirements. The nursing program at Northeastern State University is only for those students who are already registered nurses. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the school of choice for further information about admission requirements, application deadlines, and required courses. The student can refer to the University catalog to determine when courses are offered, as some are not scheduled every semester.
The following is only a list of suggested courses, based on the more common requirements of many baccalaureate nursing programs. A prerequisite course and/or specific ACT score is required for all math and science courses. The common requirements of associate degree nursing programs can be obtained from the pre-nursing advisor.