Nursing

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program

The ADN program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN), 2915 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 524, Oklahoma City, OK 73106-5437; telephone 405.962.1800. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN)*. The ADN curriculum consists of both general education and nursing courses, and can be completed in two years. Nursing courses consist of classroom work and supervised clinical experiences in a variety of settings located in Muskogee, Tahlequah, Tulsa, and surrounding areas. Students are required to take nationally normed tests throughout the curriculum and score in a designated proficiency range. Effective the 2005-2006 academic year, students are required to take a comprehensive NCLEX-RN preparation exam and score in a designated proficiency range prior to graduation.

Discontinuation of the ADN Program

In February of 2012, the Board of Trustees commissioned a Nursing Program Task Force to investigate the future direction of the College’s nursing curriculum.  After months of investigation, the Task Force recommended to the Board of Trustees, that the associates degree in nursing program close as of July 31st, 2013.  This was approved by the Board of trustees in July 2012.  The Oklahoma Board of Nursing was notified of this action.  Students currently in the program will have the opportunity to complete their degree until July 31st, 2013.  No other Bacone health science program is affected by this action, including the BSN degree completion program accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).