Nursing

Setting the standard of nursing excellence for our community, Tulsa Community College’s Nursing Program has provided Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma with thousands of excellent nursing professionals. Our Department of Nursing offers a diverse faculty with backgrounds in both their professional and academic experiences. The faculty is focused on student success and providing students with optimum learning experiences in the classroom, lab, and clinical environments.

The first step to applying to TCC's Nursing program is to be accepted into TCC and complete the prerequisite semester. View the Nursing degree information.

Associate's Degree in Nursing (AAS) Programs

Nursing Program - Traditional RN Track

  • Designed to completed in five semesters including the prerequisite semester
  • TCC accepts 150 students every year for the traditional Registered Nurse track

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of the following prerequisite semester courses (or their substitutes) with a minimum grade of a "C:"
    Course Number Course Title Hours
    ENGL 1113 Composition I 3 credit hours
    PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
    BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors 4 credit hours
    CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry 4 credit hours
    BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
      Total Credit Hours 18 credit hours
  2. Submit all college transcripts to Enrollment Services; 2.5 overall GPA required
  3. Complete the Nelson Denny Test
  4. Submit a current copy of any of the following certifications (only one is needed to apply):
    • CNA certification (If CNA card expires between the date of application and the start of class, student must pass the ADL course offered by TCC.)
    • Oklahoma AUA Certification card
    • Proof of successful completion of an Oklahoma Patient Care Technician (PCT) course within the last two years
    • Documentation proving successful completion of a “Foundation” nursing course from an ACEN accredited nursing program
    • Documentation proving successful completion of hospital based Nurse Tech training within the last two years

Upon acceptance into the Nursing Program you will need:

  • Current CPR card – Healthcare Provider (AHA).
  • Completed Health Record with required documentation of annual TB and Flu shot or declination, and evidence of immunity to Varicella or chickenpox, Tdap, Measles Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B or declination.
  • Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check (CBC), including but not limited to a 7 year county of residence and nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening.

Deadlines for submission

Completed application and documentation must be submitted by September 1.
If requesting an exception or substitution to the admissions criteria your application must be submitted by August 1 to be considered by the Nursing Student Affairs Council.

All applicants will be notified in writing of their admission status within four weeks of the application deadline date.

Nursing Program - LPN/Paramedic to RN Track (Career Mobility)

Designed to be completed in three semesters

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of the following prerequisite semester courses (or their substitutes) with a minimum grade of a "C:"
    Course Number Course Title Hours
    ENGL 1113 Composition I 3 credit hours
    ENGL 1213 Composition II 3 credit hours
    PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology 3 credit hours
    BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors 4 credit hours
    CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry 4 credit hours
    BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy 4 credit hours
    BIOL 2154 Human Physiology 4 credit hours
      Total Credit Hours 25 credit hours
  2. Overall college GPA minimum 2.5.
  3. Completion of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test.
  4. Have a current, unrestricted license as an LPN in Oklahoma or National Paramedic Registration.

Upon acceptance into the Nursing Program you will need:

  • Current CPR card – Healthcare Provider (AHA).
  • Completed Health Record with required documentation of annual TB and Flu shot or declination, and evidence of immunity to Varicella or chickenpox, Tdap, Measles Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B or declination.
  • Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check (CBC), including but not limited to a 7 year county of residence and nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening.

Deadlines for application submission

Metro Campus Spring semester:  September 1
Owasso Campus Fall semester: April 1
Note: If requesting an exception or substitution to the admissions criteria, your application must be submitted by March 1 for Owasso program and August 1 for Metro program.

All applicants will be notified in writing of their admission status within four weeks of the application deadline.

 

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