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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Oklahoma

One of the youngest states in the US, Oklahoma is aptly called the “Sooner State.” The rich history of Native American culture is evident from the name which is a combination of Choctaw words ‘okla’ and ‘humma.’ Together they mean the “red people.” The state’s official seal and flag also bear such symbols that refer to its rich historical traditions. Oklahoma City, the state capital, is one of the fifty largest cities in the US. Although Oklahoma is an amazing place to be at, it has one of the highest tornado strike rates (about 54 per year).

With rapid economic growth, the state is producing natural gas and supplying wheat and cattle to the nation. The healthcare sector is also flourishing. There are several nursing programs offered in Oklahoma such as DNP programs widespread across the state in 7 different institutions. A Registered Nurse can expect a starting salary of $55,022 moving up to $78,603 per annum.

According to the Bureau of Labor statistics currently there are 28290 RN’s working in the state. However it should be noted that till 2020 there is no shortfall of nurses in the state, supply is exceeding the demand considerably. The Oklahoma Board of Nursing is responsible for all legal and license matters.

  • Registered Nurses: 28,290

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 13,610

  • Hourly Wage: $18.87

  • Hourly Wage: $17.06

  • Yearly Wage: $56,130

  • Yearly Wage: $35,490