APPLICATION TO THE NURSING (RN) ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
The Advanced Placement Program admits a new class each semester. Cohorts will be scheduled at both the Metro and Owasso campuses. Prospective applicants need to meet all of the admissions criteria specified below. Applicants will be admitted on a point system based on the Nelson-Denny test, science grades, GPA, pre-requisite and co-requisite grades.
Deadline for submission:
Fall & Summer Semester: The last Friday in February
Spring Semester: The second Friday in September
Exceptions are due the last Friday in January for fall & summer semesters and the second Friday in August for the spring semester.
1. Earn required minimum scores on the pre-admission exams. (See the Nursing Application Packet for specific information related to nursing pre-admission exams.)
2. Complete the following prerequisite semester courses of general education classes with a grade of “C” or higher.
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*CHEM 1114 Principles of Chemistry
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
BIOL 1224 Introduction to Biology for Majors
*BIOL 2134 Human Anatomy
*BIOL 2154 Human Physiology
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
3. Provide documentation of current unrestricted licensure as a LPN or Registered Paramedic in the State of Oklahoma.
4 Have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. (Any exceptions are due with a completed application by the second Friday in August for the spring semester and the last Friday in January for the summer or fall semester.)
5. Students must make a minimum of “C” in all courses required at each level of the curriculum pattern for continued enrollment and graduation in the Nursing Program. See course descriptions for pre- and co-requisite course requirements. A Nursing Program Curriculum Plan is available in the Nursing Division Office.
6. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. To be admitted to the Nursing Program one must make special application and to remain in the program, the student must be in “good standing” at TCC.
7. Official transcript of LPN/Paramedic School.
8. If LPN school was not NLNAC accredited, provide documentation of the Excelsior Adult Nursing exam #301 with a C or better.
9. See Nursing Administration Application packet for specific requirements related to criminal background check, drug screening, health record requirements, and CPR certification.
10. Potential students need to be aware that they may not be approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination if they have:
1 ) Been arrested/convicted of any offense including a deferred sentence.
2 ) Been declared judicially incompetent.
3 ) Ever been convicted of a felony.
4 ) Ever had disciplinary action taken against another health related license. Those needing other information regarding this topic can obtain a copy of Guidelines for NCLEX Candidates with History of Arrests, Convictions, or prior Disciplinary Action in the Metro Campus Nursing Division office.
The Tulsa Community College Nursing Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status. Applicants for practical nurse licensure must also hold a high school diploma or a graduate equivalency degree (G.E.D.) [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:
1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
3. Admission into the United States in refugee status;
4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
5. Approved deferred action status; or
6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.
The Board has the right to deny a license to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on another health related license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §567.5 & 567.6]
Please check with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for current requirements, since changes may have occurred since printing.
General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.