Student in Nursing Lab

Nursing (RN), A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Classes offered at following campus(es)

  • Metro
  • Southeast
Degree Requirements

Contact Information:

(918) 595-7075 School of Health Sciences
909 S. Boston Ave. Tulsa, OK 74119
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Setting the standard of nursing excellence for our community, Tulsa Community College’s Registered Nurse (RN) Nursing Program has provided Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma with thousands of excellent nursing professionals. The Nursing Program faculty have diverse backgrounds in both their professional and academic experiences. The faculty is focused on student success, providing students with optimum learning experiences in the classroom, lab, and clinical environments.

Apply to the Nursing Program

The applicant pool for the Nursing Program is very competitive. Application does not mean acceptance to the Nursing program.

Applications will be accepted Jan. 1 - Apr. 1 for FALL admissions and May 1 - Sept. 1 for SPRING admissions.


All application correspondence from the Nursing Program will be through your TCC email.

  1. Apply to TCC
  2. Review the Traditional Track Info Sheets and/or the Career Mobility (LPN/Paramedic to RN) Track Info Sheets
  3. Submit all official college transcripts for evaluation; 2.5 overall GPA required
  4. Contact a TCC Academic Advisor
  5. Review the Traditional Track Estimated Cost and/or the Career Mobility Track Estimate Cost
  6. Required Oklahoma unrestricted licensure or certification, ie. CNA, LPN, or Paramedic Registration (more information provided on the information sheets listed in #2 )
  7. Complete the ATI/TEAS test. ATI/TEAS Information & Instructions
  8. Meet with an Academic Advisor to complete the Traditional Track Application Checklist and/or the Career Mobility Application Checklist
  9. Review the Ranking Criteria for Admissions
  10. Apply to the Nursing Program
  11. All applicants will be notified in writing of their admissions status within four weeks of the application deadline.

Upon acceptance into the Nursing Program you will need:

  • Current CPR card - Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider issued by the American Heart Association (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, and COVID-19 vaccine or approved medical or religious declination.
  • Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check, 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.

Previous RN Nursing Program Application Deadline information:

Student must submit completed application 1 month prior to the application deadline to be considered by the Nursing Student Affairs Committee if you previously attended an RN nursing program at TCC or elsewhere. Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis. Attach official transcripts from the RN school with your online Nursing application as well as a letter in which you address any grade of "W", "D", or "F" you received for any Nursing courses.

RN Nursing Program Tracks

TCC offers two nursing tracks ranging from three to four semesters, including Nursing Career Mobility (LPN/Paramedic to RN) Track, and Traditional Nursing (RN) Track.

Traditional Track

Designed to be completed in five semesters including the prerequisite semester. TCC accepts 80 students every fall semester and 80 students every spring semester for the traditional Registered Nurse track.

Admissions Criteria

  1. Completion of all prerequisite semester courses (or their substitutes) with a minimum grade of a "C."
  2. A current copy of any of the following certifications (only one is needed to apply):
    • Current Oklahoma CNA certification
    • Current 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 “Foundations” or "Fundamentals" nursing course from an ACEN accredited nursing program within the last two years
    • Hospital-based Nurse Tech (training & employment verification required).

Career Mobility Track (LPN/Paramedic to RN)

Designed to be completed in five semesters, including prerequisite semesters

Admissions Criteria

  1. Completion of all prerequisite semester courses (or their substitutes) with a minimum grade of a "C."
  2. A current, unrestricted license as an LPN in Oklahoma or National Paramedic Registration.
  3. Spring cohort meets on Fridays/Saturdays; Fall cohort meets on Wednesdays/Thursdays

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the TCC nursing program can expect to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Patient-Centered Care: Coordinates compassionate care based on respect for the patient’s preferences, values, and needs
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Functions effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams
  • Best Practices: Incorporates best evidence with clinical experience in the delivery of healthcare
  • Quality Improvement: Incorporates research from QI studies for improved patient care
  • Safety: Incorporates safety standards to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers
  • Nursing Informatics: Incorporates information and technology for improvement of patient care
  • Integrates concepts from nursing and other academic disciplines for effective patient care

Please take time to explore this website. We hope it will answer your questions about how to get started in your nursing career and what is offered at TCC for you. As you explore these pages, we are sure you will agree with us that the future of caring is TCC Nursing.

Please see the School of Health Sciences for more information about our program and the application requirements and process.

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Student Achievement Data

NCLEX Pass Rate TCC Pass Rate State Pass Rate National Pass Rate
January – December 2020 74.43% 85.31% 86.58%
January – December 2019 86.96% 89.42% 88.18%
January – December 2018 83.52% 88.75% 88.30%
Program Completion Rate @ 150% Rate
Traditional Track 83.45%
Career Mobility Track 87.8%

The Program is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Completion of our associate degree qualifies graduates to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

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The associate degree nursing program at Tulsa Community College at the Metro Campus located in Tulsa, Oklahoma is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

View the Professional Licensure Disclosure for this program.

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