About the Department

The Department of Health Sciences at Rogers State University offers career opportunities in nursing and pre-professional allied health occupations. Health Science program graduates are in demand in today’s complex health care workforce and are well-prepared to enter graduate programs for advanced degrees. 

RSU Health Sciences graduates are employed in the private and public health care industry. Our registered nurses enjoy careers at regional health systems, local hospitals and clinics, school nursing positions, military facilities, and in many other organizations that allow bachelor’s prepared nurses to make an impact on the lives of patients and families.

Allied Health pre-professional majors gain the knowledge required to obtain admission to graduate programs in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Building on a solid foundation of baccalaureate education, our graduates are well-suited to make a difference in the lives of patients through employment in rehabilitation facilities, school systems, athletic programs, clinics and hospitals.

Why Choose Health Sciences at RSU?

At RSU, students come first! Take a look at what we offer.

The Traditional BSN (pre-licensure) nursing program prepares students to take the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a registered nurse. The curriculum incorporates classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences creating a rich educational experience. 

The LPN/Paramedic Bridge entry point into the Traditional BSN program provides a pathway for Licensed Practical Nurses or registered Paramedics to earn their BSN by offering advanced-standing credit for several foundational nursing courses.

The RN-to-BSN degree program option prepares licensed, registered nurses to take the next step in their career, opening doors to leadership roles, research positions and graduate school. This program is totally online and allows working RNs to complete their bachelor’s degree while maintaining work, life and school balance.

The Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences provides options for pre-Athletic Training, pre-Physical Therapy, and pre-Occupational therapy. Classroom learning is enhanced by hands-on laboratory and community practice opportunities.

Fast Facts

  • In 2016, RSU nursing students earned a 96% pass rate for the NCLEX national certification, including a 100% pass rate for the Bartlesville nursing program. The state average was 86% while the national average was 85%.
  • Nursing faculty bring a collective total of more than 130 years of experience in the field to the classroom.
  • The Health Sciences department offers several lab environments to give students skillful training for residential environments, hospital beds, isolated acute care, and high fidelity simulation.
  • RSU’s health sciences programs are some of the most rigorous in the region, producing graduates that are in high demand.


Kelsey Ogg
Registered Nurse