The University of Tulsa has announced a new online nursing program to create more pathways for prospective students to meet the growing nationwide demand for nurses. The first class begins Aug. 21 with a program for registered nurses to earn their bachelor of science in nursing, which equips working nurses to transfer their experience into leadership.
This modern course delivery method costs less per hour than a traditional full-time, in-person experience and creates more flexibility for working adults to access a top-tier health care degree. The RN-BSN program features TU’s top-ranked curriculum offered in accelerated, eight-week courses and can be completed in as few as 12 months. Students can also choose to spread out their coursework to better accommodate their schedules.
“We are actively working to create more accessible ways for busy, working professionals to balance family and career advancement at a time when demand for nurses is approaching critical levels,” said Ron Walker, interim dean of TU’s Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences. “Our online program is designed to be adaptable and exceptional; students can enter at any of five start dates throughout the year, pause, and then restart between sessions to fit the realities of their lives.”
The University of Tulsa has a 50-year history of educating students in a pre-licensure nursing program. Since its first graduating class in 1973, TU’s School of Nursing has graduated more than 1,400 students with a bachelor of science in nursing degree. The university prides itself on personalized attention, esteemed faculty, and dedicated academic support and career guidance. TU’s School of Nursing has reported a 100% placement rate for the past five years.
“Our primary objective is to bridge the gap between the rising demand for nurses and the available workforce, contributing significantly to enhancing health care services in Tulsa and the surrounding region,” said Cassy Eng, associate dean of Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences and director of online programs. “TU is eager to be a partner for area hospitals so that their nursing professionals have the opportunity for advanced degrees and fulfilling careers.”
TU’s RN-BSN program is currently enrolling for fall 2023, with limited space still available for classes starting on Aug. 21. Financial assistance is available. For more information about TU’s online nursing programs, visit online.utulsa.edu.