The Distance Accelerated BSN Online Track is designed for students with a completed bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing discipline who wish to become nurses. Designed with a combination of asynchronous online courses and clinical experiences, the TU nursing degree intricately threads research and leadership throughout the curriculum to provide a robust academic experience. This intentionality equips graduates for leadership roles within the healthcare system and ultimate success in graduate programs.
The following requirements must be met for admission to this program:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited university, with a minimum 3.0 GPA
Official Transcripts from all schools attended
Students with international transcripts must provide an evaluation from World Education Services (www.wes.org).
Documentation of required immunizations, criminal background check, CPR certification and any additional information that might be required from affiliated healthcare agencies within the first 8 weeks of enrollment.
A one week clinical intensive with focus on health assessment, nursing skills, and simulated learning is required as part of the program.
Applicants to the program should contact the licensing authority or Department of Education in the state or states in which they intend to practice for specific rules and regulations pertaining to completion of clinical learning experiences in that state when enrolled in a distance-accessible program. Graduates of the program meet the requirements to be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), but passing the examination and licensing are not guaranteed.
B.S.N. Performance Standards and Additional Program/Licensure Requirements
For more detailed information about performance standards for admission and other requirements related to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at The University of Tulsa, visit B.S.N. - Performance Standards, Licensure, and Other Requirements.
Students who complete the undergraduate program in nursing will:
- Value the dignity and worth of humans acknowledging biopsychosocial and cultural stimuli that influence adaptation.
- Utilize adaptation theory in decision-making and assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve their maximum level of adaption.
- Use problem-solving skills, critical thinking, independent judgment and continual evaluation to improve nursing care.
- Evaluate and utilize research and theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities and physical and behavioral sciences in nursing practice.
- Utilize leadership skills, accepting responsibility and being accountable for choices of nursing interventions to promote adaptation.
- Collaborate with colleagues on the interdisciplinary health team and serve as an advocate to promote health and welfare of patients through the political and professional process.
- Critically reflect on local, state and national health needs and effective changes to improve health care.
- Demonstrate development of self and the profession in order to promote quality health care.