Master of Science - Nurse Practitioner Pathway
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced education who is able to assess, diagnoses (nursing and medical), manage (including prescribing), and evaluate care for persons who are ill, injured, and / or have chronic diseases. Health promotion and disease prevention are integral in the NP's practice.
Commonly asked questions can be found on our new Nurse Practitioner FAQ sheet
The Nurse Practitioner Program hosted an informatioin session on October 25, 2012. If you were unable to attend, the session was recorded for your convenience. Please click here to view the session.
Elements in an NP's Practice:
- Incorporate health promotion and disease prevention
- Addresses individual, family and community health needs
- Manages responses to actual and potential health problems (nursing care)
- Manages many medical conditions, both acute and chronic health problems (medical care)
- Practices independently and autonomously within the nurse practitioner scope of practice
- Practices collaboratively with colleagues within nursing, as well as colleagues from various other disciplines
Where do NP's Practice?
- Various clinics: such as community clinics, physician offices, speciality clinics, occupational settings
- Various organizations: such as Tribal / Indian Health Service, Veteran's Administration, Health Departments, Corporations, Agencies.
- Hospitals: such as emergency departments, clinics, speciality services.
- Various groups: such as schools, correctional facilities, nursing homes.
- Various locals: such as rural, suburban, urban, intercity.
NP Track Options
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*The Nurse Practitioner program only begins during the summer terms. Applicants should apply to the summer terms to be considered for admission.
All transcripts must be submitted directly to the OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records. The mailing address is:
OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records
PO Box 26901, BSEB 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
Use of Technology
- All NP students are required to own a computer with specific capabilities, be computer literate at the time of admission into the graduate program. For specific information on these requirements vist the computer requirements page.
- All NP students are required to utilize a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) for classes and in the clinical preceptorships.
- The NP Program continually integrates the newest technologic advances for both education and practice.
- Most courses are offered via Internet Protocol Video
Conferencing between various campuses.
- All courses are being augmented by Web / Internet based activities, reducing frequency for on-campus course instruction. Much of the learning activities are completed in the students home and transmitted electronically, versus sitting in classrooms.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:
- Synthesize theories from nursing and supporting sciences to guide practice and role development
- Deliver a broad array of therapeutic nursing interventions to culturally diverse or at risk individuals and populations in a specialized area of clinical practice
- Demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of clinical practice and/or initial competence in a specific functional role (Advanced practice nurse, educator, administrator)
- Collaborate with other health care providers to improve nursing care and other health services
- Influence health care policy as it relates to current and emerging health care needs in society and promote safe, ethical health care delivery
- Contribute to nursing knowledge through planning, evaluating or conducting research and promoting research utilization
- Demonstrate competency in oral and written communication
- Demonstrate competency in resource and systems management
- Demonstrate competency in information analysis and management consistent with role preparation
See Related Links in the sidebar to the right for additional information.
Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree (NNBD) Entry Option
The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing offers a direct entry option for RNs that have a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field. Visit our NNBD page for additional information.
For NP Pathway:
Student Program Coordinator
Phone: (405)-271-2428 ext 49212
Toll Free: 1-877-367-6876
Fax: (405) 271-1496
Updated: MR 03/25/13