Nursing Admission and Financial Aid


Once admitted to the University, students apply to the School of Nursing for progression in the nursing program. As clinical spaces are limited, a competitive selection process occurs during the spring semester for students who wish to enroll in fall sophomore level nursing courses. Submit a complete application packet beginning February 1 for fall sophomore classes. The School of Nursing continues to accept applications until the beginning of the fall semester.

Students must earn at least a C in all major core courses before entering courses for which the core course is a prerequisite. Students must have earned "C" or better in Biol 2153 Anatomy, Biol 2151 Anatomy Lab, Biol 2173 Physiology, Biol 2171 Physiology Lab, Psy 3063 Developmental Psychology, and AHS 2122 Normal Nutrition prior to the spring sophomore courses. The student must have a University of Tulsa cumulative grade point average of 2.5 before entering the Level I sophomore nursing courses.

Offers of admission to the School of Nursing are conditional pending receipt and evaluation of all items listed below:

  • Copies of all transcripts from other colleges/universities are due by February 1.
  • List of Spring and Summer transfer course enrollment, if any.
  • Copies of current semester transcripts are due by May 15.
  • 10 panel drug testing by SAMHSA Certified Lab (report sent by lab directly to School of Nursing).
  • Criminal background check including OK Department of Corrections Sex Offenders Registration List (check is conducted by the School).
  • Performance Standards for Admission and Progression in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

Documentation of the following is due by August 15:

  • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella)
  • Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria) renew every ten years
  • Hepatitis B (or sign waiver)
  • TB screening (due yearly) or chest x-ray (initial screening is a 2-step process)
  • Documentation of varicella (chicken pox) or vaccination
  • American Heart Association “Health Care Provider” CPR certification

Click here to download nursing application form in .pdf format.

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Financial Aid

The University of Tulsa recognizes that financing a quality college education is often difficult, and we are dedicated to providing equal access to all qualified students. Grants, loans, and works-study opportunities are available through the University's Offices of Student Financial Services. A scholarship fund has been established for the School of Nursing for those with financial need. To apply for a nursing scholarship, a student must be admitted to The University of Tulsa, complete the FAFSA financial aid form and have the results sent to this university each spring semester. All university scholarships are awarded by the Office of Student Financial Services.

Additional funds may be awarded directly to the students by Tulsa hospitals for their junior and senior years. Students repay these additional funds by working for the funding institution after graduation. Out-of-town students who plan to return home after graduation should check with their local hospitals for similar financial assistance.

Other sites for nursing scholarships:

Indian Health Service. Provides nursing scholarships for American Indians and Alaskan Native students.

National Student Nurses Association. Provides nursing scholarships for active members with excellent academic records.

CampusRN and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Offer scholarships for students pursuing professional nursing education programs. The site also contains a listing of nursing scholarships.

Nursing Scholarship. Nursing Scholarship Program provides support for tuition, fees, and books as well as a monthly stipend.

National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations, Inc. Five national ethnic nurse associations provide nursing scholarship. This site provides the email addresses to each association president, who will send scholarship information.

Oklahoma PMTC Nursing Student Assistance Program. A program established in 1982 to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma nursing students pursuing LPN, ADN, BSN, or MSN degrees. The scholarship loan is repaid by practicing nursing in Oklahoma, with emphasis placed on rural communities.