Ron H. Walker, Interim Dean
The Oxley College of Health Sciences is the home for many established well respected health-related undergraduate and graduate programs. A combination of didactic coursework and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings prepares graduates to take their place within the healthcare system in Tulsa and throughout the United States. Through unique opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions, and experiential learning, students learn the clinical, business, legal, and cultural aspects of healthcare. A variety of additional opportunities are available for students engage beyond typical class and clinical experiences. These include collaborating with faculty to conduct advanced research through the TURC program, the opportunity to study abroad in a variety of formats, and engagement in service to the local community.
To be recognized as a global leader in academic excellence, health care professional preparation and health-related research
The Oxley College of Health Sciences prepares current and future health professionals to recognize and address complex problems across diverse populations, using interprofessional evidence-based approaches while advancing scientific knowledge and serving the health-related needs of the community.
- Advocacy - support health related and social justice issues locally, regionally, and nationally
- Cultural humility - demonstrate ongoing self-reflection to better understand cultural differences
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity - ensure all persons have fair, equitable, and appropriate opportunities and resources
- Ethical Practice - demonstrate moral conduct and behavior, competence, and skills appropriate for the profession and professional standards
- Human Dignity - show respect for each person and the person’s individuality
- Scholarship - promote scientific literacy to facilitate the discovery of new knowledge, integration of existing knowledge, and the application of interprofessional and evidence-based practice.
The baccalaureate nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The Master of Athletic Training Professional Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and coursework is designed to prepare students for national athletic training certification through the Board of Certification (BOC) Inc. The Master of Science education program in speech-language pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The DNP Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) programs are accredited by the ACEN. The DNP Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA), 222. S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068-4001, 847-692-7137.
Undergraduate Academic Programs
Early Careers in Community Medicine Program
The Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program provides highly qualified undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa with a unique opportunity to pursue an early provisional acceptance into the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine program, leading to an M.D. degree. For information regarding eligibility and application requirements, visit the ECCM webpage.
Clinical experiences are built into the curriculum of each Oxley College of Health Sciences program. Learning in the classroom and putting the knowledge to use in a real-world setting is critical for students in health-related programs. Each program has internship, practicum, or clinical experience courses as a required part of the curriculum.
The Oxley College of Health Sciences offers the student designed area of concentration which provides a means of accommodating student needs and interests where no appropriate program exists in the College. It is also intended to accommodate student interests that may cross collegiate lines.
Collegiate Academic Policies
Students enrolled in the Oxley College of Health Sciences must follow all University academic policies as well as College-specific academic policies.