TCC Nursing Program Transfer Policy
Those who have taken courses at another college may be eligible to transfer into the Tulsa Community College program for registered nurses – placement will be determined by the Transfer Liaison Representative on the Nursing Division Admission Committee. Eligible applicants will only be admitted if there is space available in the applicable level after placement of current TCC nursing students.
Transfer credit can be granted for nursing and nursing support courses that are equivalent to the TCC Program courses. A minimum grade of ‘C’ in these courses is required for transfer credit. The student must be able to transfer a minimum of six hours of Foundations of Nursing/Theory/Clinical.
A. Criteria for Admission as a Transfer Student
- Must be able to complete the Nursing Program course of study within four years from enrollment in the first clinical nursing course taken at the previous school(s).
- Must meet all other requirements identified under the heading ADMISSION CRITERIA in the Nursing Program Admission Information booklet (including prerequisite classes, GPA and Nelson Denny criteria).
- Must have earned no more than one failing grade (‘D’ or ‘F’) in TCC equivalent clinical nursing courses taken at the previous school(s). After being accepted into the program, should a student earn an additional failing grade in a required clinical nursing course at TCC, that student will be exited from the program and ineligible for re-admission.
B. Procedure for Submitting Applications for Transfer
- Completed application to Tulsa Community College.
- Hand deliver to the TCC Nursing Division (MP 256) all nursing course syllabi and outlines from previous school(s). You may retrieve these materials from the Nursing Division Office after review by the Admissions Committee.
- Submit a completed application to the Nursing Program. (All information must be complete and submitted to the nursing office before it will be considered by the transfer liaison representative).
- Deadline date for the submission of applications, course syllabi and outlines is: April 1.
C. Nursing Courses Open for Transfer
- One fourth (15 hours) of the total credit hour requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree must be taken at Tulsa Community College. These 15 credit hours must include the last semester (nine hours) of the TCC nursing courses.
- Following are nursing courses into which students may transfer. The prerequisite and co-requisite courses for these are identified as follows:
Prerequisites to Nursing Level 2:
Equivalency of the following TCC Nursing Program courses:
|NURS||1446||Foundations of Nursing Practice|
|NURS||1401||Nursing Issues and Perspectives 1|
|NURS||1431||Introduction to Pharmacology and Dosage|
|ENGL||1213||Freshman Comp II|
Corequisites to Nursing Level 2: (if not already completed)
Nursing classes taken in Level 2:
|NURS||1421||Nursing Issues and Perspectives 2|
|NURS||1457||Nursing of Adults with Major Health Disruptions|
Prerequisites to Nursing Level 3: All above courses (or equivalents)
Corequisites to Nursing Level 3: (if not already completed)
|POLS||1113||American Federal Government|
Nursing classes taken in Level 3:
|NURS||2423||Nursing of the Childbearing Family|
|NURS||2453||Promotion for Quality of Life|
|NURS||2433||Nursing Care of Children and Their Families|
Prerequisites to Nursing Level 4: All above courses (or equivalents)
Corequisites to Nursing Level 4: (if not already completed)
|HIST||1483||American History 1492-1865|
|HIST||1493||American History 1865-Present|
Nursing classes taken in Level 4:
|NURS||2543||Transition to Novice Nurse|
|NURS||2564||Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing|
|NURS||2512||Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing|
Preparation of the Transfer Student
Any student who makes application to transfer into Level 2 of the TCC Nursing Program is expected to know the Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns, and possess knowledge of, and be competent in, the following:
|Head to toe assessment||Documenting physical assessment findings using proper terminology|
|Therapeutic communication||Distinguishing between normal and abnormal findings in the physical assessment|
|Developing a complete nursing care plan for the older adult||Administration of oral and parenteral medications|
and is expected to possess theory knowledge of the following topics:
|Impaired Cognition||Skin/Wound||The Older Adult||Asepsis/Infection||Health/Illness|
|Rest and Sleep||Communication||Self-Concept||Coping/Stress||Mobility (DJD)|
|Bowel Elimination||Urinary Elimination||Sexuality/Reproduction||Skin Integrity||Grief/Loss|
|Ethics in Nursing||Values in Nursing||The History of Nursing||The Nursing Process||Comfort/Pain|
Legal and Business
Issues in Nursing
|Oxygenation/Circulation (PVD, Hypertension)||Nutrition/Oral Hydration|
|Spirituality/Culture Sensitive Care||
Cognition/Sensory (Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Vision/Hearing Deficits)