Tulsa Community College Nursing Program Review

Tulsa based Tulsa Community College (TCC) awards certificates and associates degrees. The college enrolls over 35,000 students each year. Tulsa Community College was established in 1970. Four campuses are located in Tulsa-Metro, Northeast, Southeast and West in addition to community campuses located in Bixby, Catoosa, Cleveland, Drumright, Glenpool and Owasso. Tulsa Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nursing Programs

Tulsa Community College offers a range of academic programs preparing students to become nurses at all levels whether through a short-term assistant program or preparation for a four year degree. The ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

Tulsa Community College Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Full Time Associate Degree Nursing) Program

The Full-Time ADN program has been in operation since 1971 to meet the need for more RNs (Registered Nurses) in the state of Oklahoma. The ADN programs lead to eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a RN and also an AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Nursing degree. The AAS in Nursing is a specific type of ADN leading to a career as a vocational nurse, rather than nursing students seeking a four year degree. Prerequisite courses for the nursing program include introductory level college courses in English, chemistry, psychology, biology and anatomy. Admission requirements include a CNA (Certified Nurse Assistant) qualification-or demonstrated competency at the CNA level- and a grade of “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses. The Full-Time ADN program can be completed in five semesters.

BSN Articulation Option

The BSN Articulation Option is not a degree program, but rather a group of courses that prepares graduates of the ADN program to meet the qualifications for most RN to BSN programs. The BSN Articulation Option includes courses in humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Upon completion of the BSN articulation option, students have the 64-67 transferable credits necessary for most BSN programs.

Advanced Placement LPN/Paramedic to RN

The Advanced Placement Track leads to an AAS in Nursing for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Paramedics. The Advanced Placement Track builds upon the previous education of LPNs and Paramedics and allows these health professionals to complete the AAS in Nursing program in two or three semesters based upon testing results. Admission requirements to the program include demonstrated proof of an LPN/Paramedic and CNA license. Prerequisite courses for the Advanced Placement option include psychology, biology, English, anatomy and physiology and an introductory composition course. The minimum GPA for acceptance to the program is 2.5. Courses in the Advancement Placement option are delivered in a hybrid format with classes being offered online and on-campus.

Certified Nursing Assistant Career Ladder Program

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program offers three levels of CNA nursing education. In level one, students can participate in a campus-based or hybrid program to complete the necessary coursework and take the exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant 1.The CNA 1 course is 3 credits. The 2-credit CNA 2 program prepares CNAs for work in long-term care facilities. The 4 credit CNA 3 program provides education in geriatric care. Upon completion of CNA 3, students also receive certification as a Geriatric Care Technician.

TCC/NSU Concurrent Enrollment Nursing Program

The Tulsa Community College/Northeastern State University concurrent enrollment program allows nurses to complete an ADN and BSN concurrently. To be admitted into the combined ADN/BSN the program, students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and complete prerequisite courses for both programs before concurrent enrollment can begin. Upon completion of the nursing program, students receive an ADN, BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.

Tulsa Community College
7505 West 41st Street,
Tulsa, OK 74107