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BSN Admission and Financial Aid


Once admitted to The University of Tulsa, all qualified undergraduate students who have declared nursing as a major are provisionally accepted into the School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. For full admission to the nursing program, students must complete an application that will be reviewed beginning on February 1st must be completed prior to July 31st to begin in the fall semester.

To apply, complete the following:

Full admission to the BSN program is confirmed when provisionally accepted applicants meet all academic and professional requirements and standards as defined by The University of Tulsa, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, accrediting bodies, and local hospitals. Students must have earned C or better in BIOL 2153 Anatomy, BIOL 2151 Anatomy Lab, BIOL 2173 Physiology, BIOL 2171 Physiology Lab.  The student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 to enter the Level I sophomore nursing courses.  A letter of confirmation will be sent to each fully admitted student.  In addition, PSY 3063 Developmental Psychology, AHS 2122 Normal Nutrition, and NSG 1012 Overview of Nursing must be completed prior to the spring sophomore courses.

Prospective nursing students whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 85 on the internet-based examination with a sub-score of 26 for speaking.  Foreign college credit requires a “Full Education Course-by-Course Report” by the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools prior to admission to the School of Nursing. Advanced standing may be obtained with approval of courses on college transcripts.  For additional information about the application process, go to

Full admission to the BSN program is conditional pending receipt and evaluation of all items listed below.

  • Copies of all transcripts from other colleges/universities
  • 10 panel drug testing by SAMHSA Certified Lab (report sent by lab directly to School of Nursing)
  • Criminal background check including Oklahoma Department of Corrections Sex Offenders Registration List (check is conducted by the school)
  • Performance Standards for Admission and Progression in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Documentation of the following is due by August 15 after submitting an application:

  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria) renew every 10 years
  • Hepatitis B (or sign waiver)
  • TB screening (due yearly) or chest x-ray (initial screening is a two-step process)
  • Documentation of varicella (chicken pox) or vaccination
  • American Heart Association “Health Care Provider” CPR certification

Financial Aid

The University of Tulsa recognizes that financing a quality college education is often difficult, and we are dedicated to providing equal access to all qualified students. Upon being admitted to The University of Tulsa, if eligible, scholarship assistance is determined by the Office of Admission.  Federal and state aid, which consists of grants, work-study and loans are available through the university’s Office of Student Financial Services.  To receive federal/state aid students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) listing TU’s school code on the FAFSA (003185). If additional information is needed by Student Financial Services in order to determine eligibility for financial aid, communication will occur through the student’s TU email account.

Additional funds may be awarded directly to the students by Tulsa hospitals for their junior and senior years. Students repay these additional funds by working for the funding institution after graduation. Out-of-town students who plan to return home after graduation should check with their local hospitals for similar financial assistance.

Other sites students should check for nursing scholarships:

Indian Health Service. Provides nursing scholarships for American Indians and Alaskan Native students.

National Student Nurses Association. Provides nursing scholarships for active members with excellent academic records.

CampusRN and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Offer scholarships for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. The site also contains a listing of nursing scholarships.

Nursing Scholarship. Nursing Scholarship Program provides support for tuition, fees and books as well as a monthly stipend.

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc. Five national ethnic nurse associations provide nursing scholarships. This site provides the email addresses to each association president, who will send scholarship information.

Oklahoma PMTC Nursing Student Assistance Program. A program established in 1982 to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN or MSN degrees. The scholarship loan is repaid by practicing nursing in Oklahoma, with emphasis placed on rural communities.