Transfer Policy

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 
 BIOL 2154  Physiology 
 ENGL 1213 Freshman Comp II 

Corequisites to Nursing Level 2: (if not already completed)

BIOL 2164  Microbiology 
PSYC 2023  Developmental Psychology 

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
in Nursing
Legal and Business
Issues in Nursing
and Dosage
Oxygenation/Circulation (PVD, Hypertension) Nutrition/Oral Hydration
Spirituality/Culture Sensitive Care Role Performance
and Socialization

Cognition/Sensory (Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Vision/Hearing Deficits)


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