School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Welcome to The School of Nursing

Nursing StudentsSetting 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. The School of Nursing 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.

The first step to applying to TCC's Nursing program is to be accepted into TCC and complete the prerequisite semester. Apply for Nursing Admissions.

Students applying for 2020 admission to Nursing program should note the following Nursing application changes:

  • ATI/TEAS 'Individual Performance Profile' results page must be attached to your online application. View ATI Information & Instructions.
  • Check the ATI website (www.atitesting.com) for exact dates and times.
  • ATI/TEAS testing policy: test results must be no more than 2 years old at the application deadline; Student may take the exam no more than 3 times in a 12 month period; and must wait 30 days between each attempt.
  • Applications will be accepted May 1—Sept. 1 for spring admission.
  • Applications will be accepted Jan. 1—Apr. 1 for fall admission.
  • The Nursing application is an online application.

Associate Degree of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

RN Nursing Program - 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

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
    n/a Total Credit Hours 18 credit hours
  2. Submit all college transcripts to Enrollment Services; 2.5 overall GPA required
  3. Submit 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).

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.
  • 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.

Deadlines for submission

Completed applications with supporting documentation will be accepted January 1 - April 1 for fall admission, and May 1 - September 1 for spring admission.

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 in a sealed envelope. Attach a letter in which you address any grade of "W", "D", or "F" you received for any Nursing courses.

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

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

Designed to be completed in three semesters, excluding prerequisite 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
    n/a Total Credit Hours 25 credit hours
  2. Overall college GPA minimum 2.5.
  3. 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 - 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.
  • 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.

Deadlines for application submission

Completed applications with supporting documentation will be accepted January 1 - April 1 for fall admission, and May 1 - September 1 for spring admission.

Spring cohort meets on Fridays/Saturdays; Fall cohort meets on Wednesdays/Thursdays

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 in a sealed envelope. Attach a letter in which you address any grade of "W", "D", or "F" you received for any Nursing courses.

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

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