Become a Nurse in Oklahoma - APRN, RN, LPN Licensure

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 3/17/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Oklahoma
Nursing Licenses in Oklahoma Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Yes
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No

Oklahoma Nursing Salaries

Oklahoma Nursing Salaries
OK Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Oklahoma City Annual Mean Wage Tulsa Annual Mean Wage Lawton Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $41,260 $42,780 $41,500 $38,180
Registered Nurse $63,080 $65,180 $62,430 $54,040
Nurse Practitioner $103,280 $104,650 $98,710 $100,970
Nurse Anesthetist $176,780 $202,310 $175,130 Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Oklahoma in March 2020.

There are many paths to become a nurse in Oklahoma. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Oklahoma, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Oklahoma nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current. If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Alabama, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Oklahoma is a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Oklahoma

According to the Oklahoma Nursing Practice Act, advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substances in collaboration with a physician with the exception of those excluded by the state formulary. APRNs are required to provide proof of at least 45 contact hours or three academic credit hours of education in pharmacotherapeutics, clinical application, and use of pharmacological agents in the presence of illness and in restoration and maintenance of health in their APRN program.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) in Oklahoma

APRNs in Oklahoma are defined as certified registered nurse anesthetist, certified nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, and certified nurse practitioner.

Education: Completion of a graduate level advanced practice registered nursing education program in one of the following: family/individual across the lifespan, adult-gerontology, neonatal, pediatrics, women’s health/gender-related, or psychiatric/mental health.

Examination: Varies for Different Certifications

Certification: National Certification in Advanced Practice Specialty

Fees:

  • $70 Application Fee
  • $85 Fee for CRNAs to Select, Order, Obtain, and Administer Drugs

Additional Information: An active registered nurse license is required for application.

Renewal: APRN renewal is every two years with a $45 fee.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Oklahoma

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $85 Licensure by Examination or Endorsement
  • $150 Licensure by Examination or Endorsement with Multistate License
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement.

Renewal: Every 2 years at end of birth month, $75 Renewal Fee

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Oklahoma

Education: Completion of an Approved Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $85 Licensure by Examination or Endorsement
  • $150 Licensure by Examination or Endorsement with Multistate License
  • $200 Examination Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement.

Renewal: Every 2 years at end of birth month, $75 Renewal Fee

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers in Oklahoma was retrieved from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing as of March 2020.

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