University of Tulsa Nursing School Review

Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the University of Tulsa (TU) is a large private university which enrolls over 4,000 students. The university was founded in 1894 by the Presbyterian Church. Nearly 75% of students enrolled at the University of Tulsa graduated at the top of their high school class. The university places a strong value on student diversity with multicultural studies embedded in the university’s curriculum and activities. The University of Tulsa is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nursing Programs

The University of Tulsa’s BSN (Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing) is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Nursing programs at the University of Tulsa are under the Collins College of Business. The nursing program offers a BSN program.

University of Tulsa Undergraduate Nursing Programs

BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)

The BSN program at the University of Tulsa seeks to produce well-rounded graduates and is based on the Roy Adaptation Model. Before applying to the nursing program, students first apply and are admitted to the University of Tulsa and complete prerequisite courses. Students apply to the nursing program prior to their sophomore year of study. Admission requirements for the nursing program include a minimum grade of “C” in all prerequisite courses and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in nursing courses. Prerequisite courses for the nursing program include biology, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and developmental psychology. Certification in CPR for Healthcare Providers awarded by the American Heart Association is required prior to beginning the BSN program. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, students receive a BSN and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses to become a RN (Registered Nurse). The BSN degree requires 124 academic credits.

Advanced Standing Program for Registered Nurses (RN)

RNs are eligible to receive credit for their previous education and experience, and earn a BSN degree by receiving advanced standing in the BSN program. Admission requirements for the Advanced Standing Program for Registered Nurses include completion of a nursing refresher course, recent work experience and a current and valid Oklahoma RN license. Up to 99 credits may be earned for previous coursework and experience as an RN. Upon completion of the undergraduate nursing program, RNs receive a BSN.

Upward Mobility Program for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

The Upward Mobility program allows LPNs to receive up to 13 credits for previous coursework and experience. LPNs are also required to complete a transition course in addition to course requirements for traditional students. Upon completion of the requirements for the undergraduate nursing program, an LPN will receive a BSN and becomes eligible to take the NCLEX-RN so to become a Registered Nurse.

Nursing Scholarships offered at the University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa strives to assist students in funding their education through several means. The university has a scholarship fund set aside for nursing students. Nursing students in financial need should complete a copy of the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid) and request a copy be sent to the University of Tulsa. Upon receiving the FAFSA, the university can determine a student’s financial need and determine scholarship eligibility. Scholarships are through the University Of Tulsa Office Of Student Financial Services, and not through the nursing department. In some cases, students may receive additional funds from hospitals in exchange for a working contract upon graduation. Out of area students who do not plan to remain in Tulsa after graduation should consult hospitals in their area for such opportunities.

University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive,
Tulsa, OK 74104-3189