Do I need to take the GRE?
No. The GRE is not required.
Do I need board certifications (CCRN, RN-BC, CEN)?
CCRN is not required but preferred. We take into consideration all additional education and certifications.
What is the typical schedule?
The schedule will vary according to semester [refer to NA course (years 1,2, and 3)]. Once in clinical practicum schedule is based on clinical placement.
Can I work and attend school?
The program is full-time for 36 consecutive months. The time commitment is extensive, especially during clinical practicum. This may preclude outside employment.
Is this an online/distance program?
This is a hybrid program. Core didactic nursing courses are online delivered asynchronously using Blackboard. Anesthesia specific didactic courses are delivered in person as are courses utilizing the Human Patient Simulation lab. In person didactic and simulation courses are in the Oxley College of Health Sciences building in downtown Tulsa.
What are the clinical sites?
The main clinical sites are in the Tulsa metropolitan area with optional enrichment sites throughout Oklahoma and neighboring states. The main clinical sites are St. John Medical Center, Saint Francis Hospital, Hillcrest Medical Center, and Bristow Medical Center.
What undergraduate courses are required?
Satisfactory completion of undergraduate courses in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, physical assessment, statistics, and biology.
Are pediatric or neonatal ICU experiences acceptable?
Yes. There is no preference for the type of ICU experience. The acuity of the ICU and any leadership roles within the unit/organization are taken into consideration.