End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
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)
- Value the dignity and worth of humans, acknowledging biopsychosocial and cultural stimuli that influence adaption
- Utilize adaption theory in decision making and assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve their maximum level of adaption
- Use problem-solving skills, critical thinking, independent judgment and continual evaluation to improve nursing care
- Evaluate and utilize research and theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities and physical and behavioral sciences in nursing practice
- Utilize leadership skills, accepting responsibility and being accountable for choice of nursing interventions to promote adaptation
- 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
- Participate in identifying local, state and national health needs and effective changes to improve health care
- Pursue further development of self and the profession in order to promote quality health care
Nursing students begin their clinical experience during the spring semester of the sophomore year with their first Nursing Interventions course and continue through their senior year. Students will have experiences in acute care agencies, clinics, home health agencies, hospices, schools, child care facilities and long-term care agencies.
|Clinical Course||Hours per Week||Clincal Experience
|NSG 2273 Nursing Interventions I||9||Lab, child care, long-term care
|NSG 3174 Nursing Interventions II||12||Medical-surgical, obstetrical, home visits and health fairs
|NSG 3274 Nursing Interventions III||12||Medical-surgical, pediatrics, community health settings
|NSG 4174 Nursing Interventions IV||12||Medical-surgical, psychiatric (acute and community), community clinics
|NSG 4275 Nursing Interventions V||15||Leadership Experience in Hospital
Major Clinical Agencies
Hillcrest Medical Center
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital
St. John Medical Center
Prepares students for licensure examination and employment in hospital, clinic and community health agencies.
Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N. Option
The University of Tulsa is not accepting applications or matriculating new undergraduate students into the R.N. to B.S.N. program beyond the summer 2019 term. This information is for reference purposes only.
Offers of admission to the program are 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.
• 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
The University of Tulsa does not require minimum specifications for student owned devices. Any modern computer purchased from a reputable manufacturer such as Dell, HP, Lenovo, Apple, etc… will be sufficient. The computer must have Internet access and the ability to view/edit Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The University of Tulsa provides active students with a free license for Microsoft Office, the software is available for download at: https://office.utulsa.edu/
Once admitted to The University of Tulsa, all qualified undergraduate students who have declared nursing as a major are provisionally accepted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
For full admission to the nursing program, students must complete an application.
Non-TU Transfer students – Click here to apply
Freshmen TU students – Click here to apply
Applications will be reviewed beginning on February 1st and must be completed prior to July 31st to begin in the fall semester.
Full admission to the program is confirmed, via a letter sent to the student, when the provisionally accepted student meets all academic and professional requirements and standards as defined by The University of Tulsa, the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, accrediting bodies, and local hospitals. These requirements include:
- a C or higher in BIOL 2153 Human Anatomy, BIOL 2151 Human Anatomy Laboratory, BIOL 2173 Human Physiology, and BIOL 2171 Human Physiology Laboratory
- a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 to be admitted to the Level I sophomore nursing courses. If there are unfilled seats in Level I sophomore nursing courses, applicants with cumulative grade-point averages of less than 3.0 may be considered for admission.
- AHS 2133 Life Span Processes or 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.
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.
Nursing courses begin during the fall semester of the Sophomore year. Students must apply and be admitted prior to taking nursing courses. Courses are taken in the order listed.
|FRESHMAN – FALL SEMESTER||FRESHMAN – SPRING SEMESTER
|Exposition and Argumentation||Elective
|Mathematics with Applications||Block I - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience
|Human Anatomy + Lab *||Block II - Historical and Social Interpretation
|Block II - Business and Society||Block II - Historical and Social Interpretation
|Nursing Orientation||Human Physiology + Lab *
|Introduction to Spreadsheets||
|SOPHOMORE – FALL SEMESTER||SOPHOMORE – SPRING SEMESTER
|NSG 1012, Overview of Nursing||Applied Science I
|Block II - Historical and Social Interpretation||Nursing Science I
|Developmental Psychology *||Nursing Interventions
|Chemistry in Medicine (Block III) *||Pharmacology
|Normal Nutrition *||Microbiology for Health Professionals
|Block I - Aesthetic Inquiry and Creative Experience||
|JUNIOR – FALL SEMESTER||JUNIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
|Applied Science II||Applied Science III
|Nursing Science II||Nursing Science III
|Nursing Intervention II||Nursing Intervention III
|Statistics I||Introduction to Applied Health Care Research
|SENIOR – FALL SEMESTER||SENIOR – SPRING SEMESTER
|Applied Science IV||Nursing Science V
|Nursing Science IV||Nursing Intervention V
|Nursing Intervention IV||Nursing Trends
|Elective||Writing for the Professions
* Introduction to College Writing or its equivalent may be a prerequisite in some cases.
The Mission of The University of Tulsa Baccalaureate Nursing Program is to educate students who will become accomplished entry-level health care professionals and will advance health professions through clinical service, research and health teaching.