2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing-LPN , BS

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Program Admissions Requirements

  • Complete OBU admissions requirements.
  • Complete School of Nursing admission requirements for full admission during admission period of April 1-30th.
  • All official transcripts must be received by April 30th.
  • Completion of a State Board approved LPN program, national nursing accreditation preferred.
  • All prerequisite coursework for admission into the professional program of study in Nursing must be completed by the end of the spring semester.
  • Proof of a current unencumbered license to practice as an LPN in the state of Oklahoma and/or any other state.
  • Credit for NURS 1101  and NURS 2013  will be held in escrow. The student will receive credit for these courses upon successful completion of the program.
  • LPN students who are admitted to the program will be permitted to receive credit for NURS 3173 , NURS 3294 , NURS 4512  and NURS 4563  through a validation examination.
  • The LPN student must complete the Fundamentals, Pediatrics, and Pharmacology ATI Mastery Exams by April 15th prior to enrollment in the professional program of study.
  • The LPN student will have only one opportunity to take this exam. Students meeting or exceeding the minimum Level 2 ATI Proficiency Level on the Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Adult ATI test will receive credit for the related courses (NURS 3173 NURS 3294 NURS 4512 , and NURS 4563 ). 
  • LPN students not scoring at the minimum Level 2 ATI Proficiency on any one exam will be expected to enroll and complete the courses associated with the failed exam.
  • The LPN student will be expected to take all other ATI Mastery Exams as outlined in the School of Nursing Comprehensive Testing Policy.


In addition to the OBU graduation requirements outlined in the Academic Catalog, a nursing student cannot receive a final transcript unless they have achieved a Level II on all Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) Mastery Exams required by the School of Nursing. If a level II is not achieved on any one exam, the student is required to provide proof of an NCLEX review course. Upon validation of achievement of level II on all ATI Mastery Exams or certificate of completion of NCLEX review course, the final transcript will be released.

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