Is Financial Aid available for online students?
Absolutely! One of our goals at OPSU is to make education accessible for everyone. Going to school is already a big decision. Why add financial pressures into the mix? To learn about scholarships and the aid you may quality for, check out our Tuition & Fees page.
Are online classes “easier” than campus classes?
While online classes provide more convenience for working adults, they’re just as challenging and rewarding as campus classes.
Do I need a certain grade to pass each course?
Yes. A grade of C or better is required for each course in the common Business Core and all courses in the school of business, including business minors. A grade of C or better is required for all nursing classes.
Do I have to take courses in a certain order?
There is a preferred course sequence, which your advisor will discuss with you during your degree planning. This won’t affect timeframes, as you can enter the program in any semester (6 start dates), and all core courses are offered each semester.
Do I have to take a full-time course load?
We’re all about flexibility for working adults. You can choose a part-time or full-time course load each session. Sessions are 8 weeks long. In general, a part-time schedule is 1 course, and full-time, 2 courses. The RN to BSN program must be completed within 5 years.
What are the instructors like?
We have a small group of instructors, which provides for a family-like atmosphere, even online. Each member embraces the university’s core values of integrity, inclusion, excellence, service and sustainability.
Do I have to visit the campus for orientation?
No campus visits, period. (Of course, we’d always love to see you here or at a game!) Orientation is self-guided and done right through Canvas, our online learning system.
What about nursing clinicals? Do I have to visit the campus for those?
Clinicals do not require campus visits. Instead, clinicals are completed as practicum projects in your community, workplace, or practice area near where you live.
Why is it important for a nursing program to be accredited?
Accreditation is a review process that evaluates nursing training programs. It’s based on best practices and established quality standards. This process is necessary to ensure you receive a quality education. OPSU’s nursing program is accredited by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing).
How is your RN to BSN program unique for nurses in the Oklahoma Panhandle?
For nurses practicing in rural areas, there’s a unique set of skills and care required. That’s why we have an entire course dedicated to nursing in rural America.
What are your computer requirements?
All OPSU courses are compatible with Mac or Windows platforms. Your advisor will help ensure you have all necessary software requirements.