May 24, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

School of Nursing

Deborah Greubel

Associate Directors
Helen Hansen
Carla Lynch

Associate Professor
Lee Anne Nichols

Clinical Associate Professors
Deborah Greubel
Merry Kelly
Rhonda Martin
Kathleen Strunk

Assistant Professor
Lynn Clutter

Clinical Assistant Professors
Tonya Ballone-Walton
Tedi Courtney
Helen Hansen
Brandon King
Jennifer Kuwitzky
Carla Lynch
Sheryl Stansifer
Nicholas Zumwalt

For more information on degree programs offered by the faculty of the School of Nursing, visit the School of Nursing webpage.

The School of Nursing offers pre-licensure and R.N. to B.S.N. tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)  degree. The curriculum provides a broad general education and a solid professional program based on a nursing model (the Roy Adaptation Model) rich in content and applicability. Our goal is to produce an educated individual who is a professional nurse.

Nursing Major Learning Objectives

  • To value the dignity and worth of humans by practicing legally and ethically in all aspects of nursing.
  • To empower individuals, families, and communities by promoting the welfare of local, state, and national health through nursing activities.
  • To utilize critical thinking, independent judgment, leadership skills, and communication skills to promote achievement of optimal health.
  • To apply theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities, physical, and behavioral sciences while committing to lifelong learning and ongoing professional development.


The baccalaureate nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The School of Nursing is a member of the National League for Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Performance Standards for Admission and Progression in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The University of Tulsa is committed to compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Therefore, the School of Nursing at The University of Tulsa seeks to ensure that qualified persons with disabilities are not denied admission or subject to discrimination in admissions.

The Performance Standards for Admission and Progression in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing establish the expectations and requisite abilities considered essential for students admitted to the clinical component of the nursing program in order to achieve the level of competency required for graduation and practice. These include abilities in eight categories: critical thinking, interpersonal, communication, mobility, motor skills, hearing, visual, and tactile.

It is recognized that degrees of ability vary widely among individuals. Any candidate who feels that he or she may not meet the Performance Standards for Admission and Progression in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing as set forth in this Bulletin is encouraged to contact the director of the School of Nursing. Any candidate who may require academic accommodations to fulfill the technical standards due to a disability is encouraged to contact the Center for Student Academic Support at 918-631-2315. The University of Tulsa is committed to enabling its students, by any reasonable means or accommodations, to complete the course of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Upward Mobility Program for Licensed Practical Nurses

Licensed Practical Nurses may earn up to 13 credit hours through proficiency examinations for NSG 2254 , NSG 2264 , NSG 2273  and AHS 2122 . L.P.N. students are required to take NSG 2023  in addition to the standard B.S.N. requirements. For further information, consult the director of the School of Nursing.

R.N. to B.S.N. Option

The R.N. to B.S.N. Option  is designed for R.N.s who hold an associate degree in nursing to complete a baccalaureate degree. The R.N. to B.S.N. program incorporates service and leadership into the curriculum to provide a strong, ethically sound education that equips graduates to reach the next level of nursing excellence in community and corporate settings and to prepare students for graduate education.

The program is presented in a primarily asynchronous educational format that is student-centered and facilitated by media, online discussion boards, blogs, and postings. Not only is the online environment more conducive to individual learning styles, the format also allows for a high degree of flexibility and gives participants the ability to combine education with work, family and other responsibilities. Students are required to come to campus at the beginning of each semester for an initial meeting for each class. Occasionally, students will be expected to have face-to-face time with faculty throughout the program. This may be done in-person, through videoconferencing, webcasts, interactive learning models, and telephone conferences.

Other Requirements

Nursing students must also meet the following requirements:

Online Application. For full admission to the nursing program, students must complete a separate application through NursingCAS.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Testing: For clinical placement, nursing students are required to have a criminal background check completed. The background check and drug test are required at the time of full admission to the nursing program. Nursing students are also required to have drug testing and a background check prior to their junior year. Additional testing may be required by certain agencies.

Liability Insurance: Liability insurance is required for any student enrolled in nursing clinical courses. Liability insurance fees are listed in the Tuition and Fees  section of this Bulletin and are automatically billed to the student’s account through the Bursar’s Office.

Health Requirements: Prior to beginning clinical observations and yearly thereafter, students must complete training in blood-borne pathogens, HIPAA, the Right to Know (OSHA communication standard), fire safety, and TB prevention. Students are required to present proof of the following immunizations and screenings to the School of Nursing: TB test using CDC guidelines for two step method or chest X- ray, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (TdaP), hepatitis B, varicella, and flu. These may be done at the Alexander Health Center on campus for a fee or at a private physician’s office. Students who do not desire the required rubella or hepatitis B immunization must sign a waiver. Students must also have their healthcare provider complete the “Performance Standards” document confirming the students’ abilities in eight categories.

Transportation and Uniforms: Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical areas and are required to buy their own uniforms, in accordance with the program dress code. See the Nursing Student Handbook for dress code.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR): Prior to sophomore admission and every year thereafter, nursing students must provide documentation of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification.

Equipment: For nursing clinical courses, students are required to purchase a mobile handheld device and clinical software. Additional supplies and equipment for clinical courses must be purchased in the sophomore and junior years.

Scheduling System Fee: The University of Tulsa uses a scheduling system to schedule clinical experiences and for clinical agencies to obtain information about students using their agencies. Students must pay an annual fee directly through the scheduling system.




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