Nursing Program - Traditional RN Track

Program Description 
The TCC Nursing Program, which leads to an Associate Degree in Applied Science, was established in 1971 to meet the greater Tulsa area need for registered nurses. Since that time, TCC has provided Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma with thousands of excellent registered nurses. The five-semester Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) upon successful completion of the program.
Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science
Program Overview
The Nursing Program admits a new class each spring semester. Prospective applicants need to meet all the admissions criteria specified below. Admission criteria are listed in the Program application. Deadline for submitting the nursing application is September 1. Applicants will be admitted on a point system based on the Nelson Denny test, science grades, and overall college GPA.

Students who are accepted to the Nursing Program must meet the following program and curriculum prerequisites prior to beginning nursing courses:

  1. Complete Nelson Denny test.
  2. Complete the following prerequisite semester courses of general education classes with a “C” or better.
    • ENGL 1113 Freshman Comp I
    • CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry
    • PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
    • BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
    • *BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
    • Science courses: CHEM 1114, BIOL 2134, BIOL 2154, and BIOL 2164 (or equivalent transfer credit). It is highly recommended for the science courses to be completed within five years of the date of application to the Nursing Program.
  3. Provide documentation of Certification as a Nurse Assistant (CNA) or acceptable substitute. Demonstrate competency in CNA skills. (See RN application.)
  4. Students must make a minimum of “C” in all courses required at each level of the curriculum pattern for continued enrollment and graduation in the Nursing Program. See course descriptions for pre- and corequisite course requirements. A Nursing Program Curriculum Plan is available in the Nursing Division Office.
  5. Students must receive clearance on a criminal background check, including sex offender registry, prior to admission to the program.
  6. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. To be admitted to the Nursing Program and to remain in the program, the student must be in "good standing" at TCC.

Potential students need to be aware that they may not be approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination if they have:

  1. Been arrested/convicted of any offense including a deferred sentence.
  2. Been declared judicially incompetent.
  3. Ever been convicted of a felony.
  4. Ever had disciplinary action taken against another health related license. Those needing other information regarding this topic can obtain a copy of Guidelines for NCLEX Candidates with History of Arrests, Convictions, or prior Disciplinary Action in the Metro Campus Nursing Division Office.

More Information
RN Curriculum Overview
BSN Articulation Option
Estimated Expenses
Downloadable Forms