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Programs in Nursing

Combine critical thinking with clinical training to master the skills that can change the lives of our communities.

For more than 40 years, our school has committed to teaching the best practices that advance the art and science of nursing. Our pre-licensure program combines a solid educational core that fosters critical thinking with clinical training incorporating the latest technology and protocols.

We offer individualized mentorship and experiential activities to prepare you to pass the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) and join a thriving community of healthcare providers. Besides the regular, you can opt for a well-rounded online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program designed for RNs who want to take the next step in their career and fast-track the path to nursing leadership.

9:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

$77K Annual Median Pay for Registered Nurses

97% Employment Rate for Postgraduate Students

Highest Ranked DNP Program, U.S. News

Professional Opportunities

TU nursing student.

With five semesters to develop your clinical skills instead of the customary four, you will gain rich hands-on experience in several local hospitals and community agencies, preparing you for meaningful careers in various complex healthcare settings, assuming leadership roles within organizations, or continuing your training and education. With the high demand for nurses expected to continue, job opportunities abound for UTulsa nursing alumni.

Job opportunities: 

  • Nurse anesthesia
  • Clinical nurse manager 
  • Community nursing
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Nurse executive
  • Flight nurse

Beyond the Classroom

    • Set the stage for lifelong learning and success.

      Learning is an individualized journey that extends far beyond a major or the walls of a classroom. UTulsa's Office of Integrative and Experiential Learning (OIEL) provides opportunities for scholars to enliven their studies through global education, research, scholarship, and interdisciplinary programs. Our real-world academic enrichment opportunities are designed to challenge students and enhance their personal and professional educational experience.


    • Make your UTulsa experience as rich and diverse as you like.

      UTulsa students have abundant opportunities to get involved with clubs and organizations to develop new skills, meet new friends, and make lifetime memories. From international clubs, music groups, and intramural sports to Greek life, student government, and on-campus leadership, there’s truly something for everyone at UTulsa. Our multi-faceted extracurricular options perfectly complement our multidisciplinary academic approach.


    • Be the change you want to see.

      UTulsa encourages students to give back to the community and see societal problems through a different lens. In considering issues ranging from low-income to racial biases, students analyze the intricacies of cyclical social issues to gain broader perspectives and insights, which they can share with others and act on in the community.


    • Pursue success with confidence — backed by UTulsa's job placement guarantee.

      UTulsa is committed to our students’ professional success, which is why our Center for Career Development, aka CaneCareers, offers a job placement guarantee program. We promise that students who follow the program will land an entry-level job in their chosen field or continue their education within six months of graduation, or we’ll give them a free semester of grad school.


    UTulsa has allowed me to obtain exceptional hands-on experience to make me a great CRNA that can provide quality care to the sickest of the sick.

    Catherine Browne Nursing
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    Learn more about the school

    The School of Nursing has a long history of educating students in a pre-licensure nursing program. Since its first graduating class in 1973, The University of Tulsa has graduated more than 1,400 students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree. We educate students to become accomplished nursing professionals who advance health through clinical practice, research, teaching, and the promotion of health equity.

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