Application to the Nursing Program


Application to the Nursing Program
Applicants become qualified for admission based on achievement of Nursing Program admission criteria by the application deadline date. Admission criteria are listed in the program application. Deadlines for submitting the nursing applications are the first Monday in April for the fall semester class (for the LPN/Paramedic to RN program in Owasso) and the first Monday in September for the spring semester class (for the Traditional RN Program and the LPN/Paramedic to RN program in Tulsa). All applicants are notified of their admission status, in writing, within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline dates. The admission decision is based on a ranking process (see the Nursing Application Packet). Students who are accepted to the Nursing Program must meet the following program and curriculum prerequisites prior to beginning nursing courses:

  1. Attend program enrollment and orientation sessions.
  2. Earn required minimum scores on the entry tests. (See the Nursing Application Packet for specific information related to nursing entry testing.)
  3. Complete the following prerequisite semester courses of general education classes with a grade of “C” or higher. ENGL 1113 Comp I *CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology *BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
  4. Provide documentation of Certification as a Nurse Assistant (CNA) or acceptable substitute. Demonstrate competency in CNA skills (See Nursing Application Packet.) or enrollment and subsequent successful completion of the TCC Patient Care Technician or CNA program within the last five years.
  5. 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.
  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.
  7. See Nursing Administration Application packet for specific requirements related to criminal background check, health record requirements, and CPR certification. 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:
    • Been arrested/convicted of any offense including a deferred sentence.
    • Been declared judicially incompetent.
    • Ever been convicted of a felony.
    • 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.

Application to RN program