OBU’s College of Nursing received accreditation for both its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs through 2025 by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The CCNE Board of Commissioners approved the accreditation based on four standards: mission and governance, institutional commitment and resources, curriculum and teaching-learning practices, and assessment and achievement of program outcomes. Numerous criteria are used within each standard to verify institutions are in compliance and also to assess when institutions have areas needing improvement.
The OBU nursing program was the first baccalaureate nursing program in Oklahoma and the first baccalaureate program in Oklahoma accredited by the National League of Nursing. It has maintained continuous accreditation throughout its history. Founded in 1952, the OBU College of Nursing has graduated more than 1,000 nurses with nursing degrees. OBU also offers a Master of Science in Nursing, with specializations in Nursing Education or Global Nursing, as well as an RN-to-MSN path.