Student in Nursing Lab

Nursing (RN), A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Classes offered at following campus(es)

  • Metro
  • Southeast

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.

Degree Requirements

Apply to the Nursing Program

The applicant pool for the Nursing Program is very competitive. An 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; a 2.5 overall GPA required
  4. Contact a TCC Academic Advisor
  5. Attend the Nursing Smart Start
  6. Review the Traditional Track Estimated Cost and/or the Career Mobility Track Estimate Cost
  7. Required Oklahoma unrestricted licensure or certification, ie. CNA, LPN, or Paramedic Registration (more information provided on the information sheets listed in #2 )
  8. Complete the ATI/TEAS test. ATI/TEAS Information & Instructions 
    You may still apply to the program, even if you do not meet the minimum recommended TEAS score, however, if accepted, you may be accepted on a provisional basis.
  9. Meet with your assigned Academic Advisor to complete the Traditional Track Application Checklist and/or the Career Mobility Application Checklist
  10. Review the Ranking Criteria for Admissions
  11. Apply to the Nursing Program
  12. All applicants will be notified in writing of their admissions status within four weeks of the application deadline. Admission into the program is limited based on various factors including clinical availability and faculty workload, among other factors. Alternates will be placed on a list and notified but email if space in the program becomes available.

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:

Students must submit a completed application 1 month prior to the application deadline to be considered by the Nursing Student Affairs Committee if they 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 Nursing is one program with two tracks, the Traditional Track and the Career Mobility Track. The Traditional Track of the Nursing Program is designed for incoming students without a nursing background. The Traditional Track admits a new class each spring semester and fall semester. In addition to the prerequisite courses, you are required to have a current Oklahoma Nurse Aide certification (CNA). After completing the required prerequisite courses, the traditional track is designed to be completed in four semesters.

The Career Mobility Track of the Nursing Program is designed to accommodate current medical professionals certified as a Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Paramedic. After completion of the prerequisite courses, the Career Mobility Track is designed to be completed in 3 semesters. The Career Mobility Track admits a new class each spring semester with classes on Fridays/Saturdays, each fall semester with classes on Wednesdays/Thursdays, and each summer with classes on Fridays/Saturdays.

This program requires a separate application process. Selection is competitive as we have a limited number of spots. You must apply to TCC before applying to the program. The application period for spring admission is May 1 - September 1. The application period for the fall admission is January 1 - April 1. The application period for the Career Mobility summer admission is January 1 – March 1.

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 the 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 the risk of harm to patients and providers
  • Nursing Informatics: Incorporates information and technology for the 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.

Student Handbook

Career Mobility Track Program Map

Traditional Track Program Map

Student Achievement Data

NCLEX Pass Rate TCC Pass Rate State Pass Rate National Pass Rate
January - December 2022 80.84% 78.67% 79.91%
January - December 2021 74.15% 83.63% 82.48%
January – December 2020 74.43% 85.31% 86.58%

Traditional Track Completion Rates

Cohort 100% ACEN Reporting Guidelines 200% OBN Reporting Guidelines
Spring 2021 66.20% pending
Fall 2020 68.85% 86.44%
Spring 2020 82.67% 94.59%
Spring 2019 81.69% 87.77%

Career Mobility Track Completion Rates

Cohort 100% ACEN Reporting Guidelines 200% OBN Reporting Guidelines
Fall 2021 64% pending
Spring 2021 77.78% 96.15%
Fall 2020 78.57% 92.59%

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

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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