Anna Vaughn College of Nursing (AVCON)

RN to BSN Program
Earn your BSN in as little as four semesters.
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"Going to Africa was the most life-changing experience of my life. I grew as a nurse and saw the heart of Christ."
Candice Szmurlo
"As nursing students we practice physical assessment skills in the lab before we assess actual patients in the clinical area."
"In Ghana, my fondest memories were at the rural clinics. I can't wait to go back!"
Dr. Kenda Jezek
Dean of Nursing
"Our nursing program is packed with hands-on learning so students feel thoroughly trained and confident when they start their careers."


The Anna Vaughn College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW Suite, 530, Washington, D.C. 20036-1120,
(202) 887-6791.

The Anna Vaughn College of Nursing is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, 2915 N Classen, Suite 524, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73106, (405) 962-1821.


  • Graduates are prepared to write the National Council of State Boards Examination for licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Graduates may take the Exam at any approved site in the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or Virgin Islands.
  • Each graduate chooses the state of his or her original licensure.
  • The graduate contacts the board of nursing in the state where seeking licensure for state-specific requirements and deadlines.
  • The NCLEX-RN Candidate submits an application for licensure to the board of nursing in the state he or she desires to be licensed.
  •  NCLEX-RN Candidates Frequently-Asked Questions


The Oklahoma Board of Nursing annually publishes NCLEX-RN pass rates for nursing programs throughout the state. The following link will take you to the most recently published pass-rates.


The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses, giving them the ability to practice across state lines.

Nurse Licensure Compact: Fact Sheet for Licensees and Nursing Students


The following information is published by the American Association of College of Nursing

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2012), the Registered Nursing Workforce will grow faster than any other occupation through 2020.The Bureau of Labor projects that by 2020, the R.N. workforce will rise to 3.45 million, a 26% increase over 2010.The Bureau of Labor projects 1.2 million job openings for RNs by 2020.The "United States Registered Nurse Workforce Report Card and Shortage Forecast" projects a shortage of Registered Nurses through 2030, with shortages most intense in southern and western regions of the country.
AACN Fact Sheet  

ORU Nurse Graduates Employment Status


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ORU to Launch New Online RN to BSN Program

The Oral Roberts University Anna Vaughn College of Nursing will be launching an online RN to BSN program in the fall of 2013.

Tulsa Red Cross honors ORU student with award

The Tulsa Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will award Montika Collins, an Oral Roberts University senior nursing student, with the Save-a-Life-Hero award on April 19 at the Tulsa Convention Center. The Save-a-Life-Hero award is given to honor Tulsa citizens who have performed the extraordinary deed of saving a life.

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