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  • Langston University (LU) School of Nursing

    Langston University, located in Langston, Oklahoma, offers ACEN accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to RN) programs.

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    • Accreditations ACEN Accredited
    • Location Langston, Oklahoma
    • Programs BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Other
    • Website URL Visit Website

    Langston University (LU), a public institution, was founded in 1897. LU is known for being the only Historically Black College/University in the state of Oklahoma.

    Campus locations for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs are Langston, OK and Tulsa, OK.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is perfect for students who want to major in nursing and want to begin their journey to become an RN with an undergraduate degree. The program curriculum follows the recommended framework of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing “Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008)". After completing the BSN requirements, students that graduate are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in his or her state. After successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, graduates are able to start practicing as a professional registered nurse.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How will I know which classes to take?
     
    Langston University offers a plan of study on the website that helps guide students through the program with the best plan. This includes the prerequisites courses that are required for the program completion. Each semester has 15-18 Credit hours to complete. The beginning semesters have general courses and every semester builds upon the other to give the student more and more nursing courses as time goes on.

    Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN)

    The LPN to BSN program is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) that would like to take their education to an undergraduate, registered nurse level. LPNs can have an advanced standing by completing and passing the proficiency examinations in selected courses. Holding a BSN degree allows the graduate to be more competitive in the job market. Upon completion of the requirements for the BSN, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in his or her state.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many credit hours must I have to complete the program?
     
    Sixty (60) hours must be earned at a senior institution, 30 of which must be earned at LU. 124 hours are required for graduation (electives may be used to amass the total). A maximum of 64 hours may be used from the junior college level. There is a plan of study on Langston University’s website that includes the plan of study for nursing students that break down every class for every semester to include every course for credit.
     
    School of Nursing Application Requirements (not all inclusive)

    Fall admission for the Langston and Tulsa campuses, applicants will need to submit the following documentation postmarked on or before March 1st. For spring admission to Tulsa Campus only, applicants can submit documentation postmarked on or before October 1st.

    • Official High School transcript (sealed, including graduation date and final GPA)
    • Official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended as well as from ADN and LPN programs (including transcripts from Langston University)

    Brief, typed essay describing:

    • Educational, work, community and social activities during and since last attending school
    • Plan for completing prerequisite courses
    • Reasons for selecting nursing as a career
    • Reasons for choosing the Langston University School of Nursing
    • Specific plans to insure success in the nursing program
    • Philosophy about academic integrity
    • Future plans and goals beyond nursing school

    Admission (not all inclusive)

    • Verify completion of all prerequisites with official transcript(s)
    • Nationwide criminal background check through Group One
    • Drug screen for clinical experiences after the fall or spring semester begins
    • Complete current immunization record indicating freedom from tuberculosis, proof of MMR, varicella, hepatitis, and tetanus immunizations (All clinical agencies require current immunizations; students will not be allowed to enroll without an up to date immunization record on file)
    • Maintain a current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BCLS) for the health care provider
    • Current, valid and unencumbered LPN license

    Campus Admission Contact Information

    Langston University School of Nursing (Langston Campus)

    • P.O. Box 1500,Langston, Oklahoma 73050
    • Telephone: (405) 466-3415

    Langston University School of Nursing (Tulsa Campus)

    • 700 N. Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106
    • Telephone: (918) 594-8088 or (918) 594-8195

    Accreditation and Approval

    Langston University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at Langston University (LUSON).

    The Oklahoma Board of Nursing approved the Langston University Nursing programs.

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2019)

    • #96-#127 in Regional Universities West
    • #58-#76 in Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    NICHE (2019)

    • Most Liberal Colleges in America #279
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #1,389
    • Most Diverse Colleges in Oklahoma #26

    Langston University ranked in Top 50 HBCU school in the United States and The Best HBCU school in Oklahoma by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (2017).

    NCLEX Pass Rates

    • Langston Campus:  93.75% (2017) - 77.78% (2018)
    • Tulsa Campus:  83.33% (2017) - 100% (2018)

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