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School of Nursing

The University of Tulsa nursing program is a multidisciplinary effort that has progressed far beyond the textbook. The TU nursing team includes a full-time nursing faculty with adjunct faculty in the disciplines of nutrition, microbiology and other health sciences. The nursing school employs the latest in teaching methods, simulation and computer technology and has established ties with three major metropolitan medical centers and an array of community healthcare agencies.

The School of Nursing’s undergraduate curriculum leads to the bachelor of science degree in nursing and prepares graduates for the Registered Nurse licensure examination. Employers in a variety of healthcare settings throughout the country applaud our graduates for their nursing knowledge and skills.

The curriculum prepares students to achieve the outcomes of the nursing education unit, including safe practice in contemporary healthcare environments. Student learning outcomes are used to organize the curriculum, guide the delivery of instruction, direct learning activities and evaluate student progress. Evaluation methodologies are varied, reflect established professional and practice competencies and measure the achievement of student learning and program outcomes. The systematic plan for evaluation emphasizes the ongoing assessment of evaluation of the student learning and program outcomes of the nursing unit and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards.

Program Goals

  1. Value the dignity and worth of humans by practicing legally and ethically in all aspects of nursing
  2. Empower individuals, families and communities by promoting the welfare of local, state and national health through nursing activities
  3. Utilize critical thinking, independent judgment, leadership skills and communication skills to promote achievement of optimal health
  4. Apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities, physical and behavioral sciences while committing to lifelong learning and ongoing professional development

Terminal (Learning) Objectives

Students who complete the undergraduate program in Nursing will demonstrate achievement of competencies appropriate to role preparation. Specifically, students will be able to: (Learning Outcomes)

  1. Value the dignity and worth of humans, acknowledging biopsychosocial and cultural stimuli that influence adaption
  2. Utilize adaption theory in decision making and assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve their maximum level of adaption
  3. Use problem-solving skills, critical thinking, independent judgment and continual evaluation to improve nursing care
  4. Evaluate and utilize research and theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities and physical and behavioral sciences in nursing practice
  5. Utilize leadership skills, accepting responsibility and being accountable for choice of nursing interventions to promote adaptation
  6. Collaborate with colleagues on the interdisciplinary health team and serve as an advocate to promote health and welfare of clients through the political and professional process
  7. Participate in identifying local, state and national health needs and effective changes to improve health care
  8. Pursue further development of self and the profession in order to promote quality health care