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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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
$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.