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Setting the standard of nursing excellence for our community, TCC’s Nursing Programs have provided Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma with thousands of excellent nursing professionals. TCC offers nursing career pathways ranging from one to five semesters, including Patient Care Technician (PCT), Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), LPN/Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing Track, and Traditional Associate Degree in Nursing Track.

TCC Associate Degree Nursing Program

Tulsa Community College offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program that is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)/Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The Program challenges students in an environment that facilitates personal and professional growth, educational mobility, and a pattern of life-long learning. Five Core values of the TCC Nursing Program include: Caring; Diversity; Collegiality; Integrity; and, Excellence. Nursing education is a dynamic, collaborative process in which responsibility for outcomes is shared between faculty and student. All theory, lab, and clinical courses follow a concept-based delivery method and competency/standard-based assessment and evaluation process. Six program outcomes include: Patient Centered Care; Teamwork and Collaboration; Best Practice; Quality Improvement; Safety; and Informatics. All nursing courses incorporate the six program outcomes, while student learning outcomes for each individual course integrate more specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes specific to the patient population served and essential for entry level practice.

Together, courses taken for the general education requirements and those taken for the Associate Degree in Nursing will ensure that graduates of the TCC Associate Degree Nursing Program have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to successfully meet the requirements for entry into the nursing profession set forth by respective professional nursing accrediting/governing bodies. Upon successful completion of all required courses and TCC graduation requirements, graduates are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Prospective students interested in the Nursing Program should contact the Nursing Division office (918-595-7188) for an application and curriculum plan or access the Nursing Division web page ( for more information regarding the Traditional Nursing Track and/or the Nursing Career Mobility Track.

The Traditional Nursing Track admits one new class each spring. This track consists of five semesters to complete an Associate Degree, with most courses offered during the daytime hours. Courses in the Traditional Nursing Track are offered using classroom, lab, and clinical activities as well as blended on-line resources. Students who have successfully completed NURS 2221, NURS 2222, NURS 2231, an NURS 2232 may be eligible to sit for the practical nurse licensure exam prior to completion of the Associate Degree in Nursing. Applicants for practical nurse licensure must also hold a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency degree (G.E.D.) [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6].

The Nursing Career Mobility Track admits one new class each fall semester at the Owasso Campus and one new class each spring semester at the Tulsa Metro Campus. This track allows for completion of nursing courses in as few as three semesters. To facilitate the progression of working students, courses in the Nursing Career Mobility Track are offered using classroom, lab, and clinical activities as well as blended on-line resources. Clinical rotations are offered at varying times conducive to part-time and full-time working conditions. Students in the Nursing Career Mobility must have access to a personal computer with broadband or DSL IP (Internet Service Provider). Upon successful completion of the first semester of the Nursing Career Mobility Track, the student will be eligible to enroll in the second semester courses of the Nursing Career Mobility Track. The student may be eligible to receive advanced standing based on completion of a selected maternal childstandardized exam with a score of B or better in lieu of taking NURS 2221, NURS 2222, NURS 2231, NUR 2232.

Applying to the Nursing Program

Traditional Nursing Track and Nursing Career Mobility Track
(Students Beginning Program Spring 2015 or Later)

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 38

English 6 hours
+*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Psychology 6 hours
+PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
*PSYC 2023 Developmental Psychology

Science 20 hours
+BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
+*BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
*BIOL 2154 Human Physiology
*BIOL 2164 Microbiology
+*CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry

Students with a declared major of Nursing Applicant may take BIOL 1224 concurrently with BIOL 2134. See Advisement office for prerequisite waiver.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 35

Traditional Nursing Track

Nursing 35 hours
(Enrollment requires admission to the Nursing Program).
*NURS 1113 Adult Health I B
*NURS 1111 Adult Health I – Clinical C
*NURS 1143 Overview of Professional Development A
*NURS 1163 Principles of Pharmacology & Medication Safety D
*NURS 2213 Adult Health II E
*NURS 2212 Adult Health II – Clinical F
*NURS 2222 Pediatric Nursing
*NURS 2221 Pediatric Nursing – Clinical
*NURS 2232 Maternal–Newborn Nursing
*NURS 2231 Maternal-Newborn Nursing – Clinical
*NURS 2243 Adult Health III G
*NURS 2242 Adult Health III – Clinical H
*NURS 2432 Complex Mental Health
*NURS 2431 Complex Mental Health - Clinical
*NURS 2444 Adult Health IV & Leadership
*NURS 2442 Adult Health IV & Leadership - Clinical

Career Mobility Track
(Students in the Career Mobility Track who satisfactorily complete the NURS courses below are not required to complete the correspondingly designated NURS course(s) above. Students should refer to the Career Mobility semester plan for further clarification.)

*NURS 1212 Career Mobility I B, D
*NURS 1211 Career Mobility I – Clinical C
*NURS 1363 Transition for Career Mobility – LPN/Paramedic to RN A
*NURS 2352 Career Mobility II E, G
*NURS 2351 Career Mobility II – Clinical F, H

Total Credit Hours: 73
*Has prerequisite/corequisite. (See course description section of catalog).

+Prerequisite course

Additional Nursing Courses/Electives
(not required for degree)
NURS 1013 Critical Thinking & Decision Making
NURS 1023 Stress Management
NURS 1033 HONORS Nursing Policy & Politics
NURS 1043 Nursing Informatics
NURS 1063 Gerontological Nursing
NURS 1073 HONORS Service Learning in Nursing
NURS 1471 Activities of Daily Living
*NURS 2303 Pharmacology
NURS 2403 Dosage Calculations for Nurses
NURS 2462 Cultural Issues in Healthcare
NURS 299X Selected Topics in Nursing

General education requirements can be found at: