Ron H. Walker, Interim Dean
The Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences is the home for many established well respected health sciences and natural sciences related undergraduate and graduate programs. A unique combination of didactic coursework and experiential learning through clinical practice, applied research, and educational experiences in a wide variety of settings prepares graduates to achieve their educational goals. Our graduates are well prepared to engage in professional opportunities or to continue in advanced scientific or health related academic pursuits. Through intentional opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions, students learn the scientific, clinical, business, legal, and cultural aspects of their chosen disciplines. A variety of additional opportunities are available for students to engage beyond typical class, lab, and clinical experiences. These include collaborating with faculty to conduct advanced research through the Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge program, the opportunity to study abroad in a variety of formats, and engagement in service to the local community.
To be a collaborative community that educates and empowers students and faculty to address complex health and scientific challenges through innovative interdisciplinary research, rigorous academic programs, and community engagement.
The mission of the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences is to advance the frontiers of scientific knowledge and promote human health and welfare through excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We prepare our graduates to be leaders and innovators in their respective fields by providing a robust interdisciplinary education that integrates theoretical and applied learning, and emphasizes the importance of collaboration, diversity, and social responsibility.
- 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 bachelor of science degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry are approved by the American Chemical Society.
- 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 D.N.P. program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.. 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.
- The doctor of nursing practice (DNP) nurse practitioner programs are approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
- The DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program holds provisional approval from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
- The post-master’s adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AG-ACNP) program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing is seeking accreditation for this program with the ACEN.
- The DNP specialist certificate (DNPSC) program is accredited by the ACEN. The School of Nursing is seeking approval for this program through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
- The School of Nursing is seeking ACEN accreditation for a new Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN).
- The School of Nursing is a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Collegiate Academic Policies
Students enrolled in the Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences must follow all University academic policies as well as College-specific academic policies .
Undergraduate Academic Programs
Early Careers in Medicine Program
The Early Careers in Medicine (ECM) 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 Early Careers in Medicine 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, Oxley College of Health and Natural Sciences, B.S. 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.
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