Accelerated BSN Orientation - OKC Campus

Welcome to the OU Nursing family

Congratulations on your admission to The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing!  Welcome to the OU Nursing family. 

Your orientation to the program will include:

  1. Priority Action Items: Submit forms and review information by the deadlines, see below.
  2. Attend Orientation Event: On-campus activity, see below.
  3. Preparing for the start of classes, see below.

Here to Help

Questions or concerns regarding orientation?

Admissions Coordinator
(405) 271-2428, extension 49130

Notice: Items are subject to change. It is the student's responsibility to stay informed regarding current applicable requirements. Please check the website often for updates. Orientation is mandatory for all new students. 

Orientation Step 1 of 3: Complete 8 Priority Action Items

Please review the 8 items listed below for priority action items.  Most items should be reviewed and some completed prior to attending the new student orientation event on campus.

1. Confirmation

All admitted students must confirm their offer of admission.  An e-mail will be sent by the OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records with instructions.  Please contact Ms. Debbie Shell if you did not receive your email.  

(405) 271-2359

2. Set-Up HSC E-Mail Account

Confirm new HSC Email Account
After you confirm your admission (see #1 above), the OUHSC IT department will email you information to set this up.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for your account to be set-up.  

Contact the OUHSC IT Service Desk if you need assistance with your account set-up. 


3. Submit Student Documentation Requirements by Deadlines

Beginning December 15, 2016, students will be able to upload annual certification items directly in Student Self-Service.

Can I upload certifications from off-campus?
Yes.  However, students must register the DUO security authentication first:

Documentation Requirements 
The below listed items are required for all new students.  Most items have an April 1 or May 1 deadline. Failure to meet the below requirements may prevent enrollment in nursing courses or participation in clinical rotations.

  • Background Checks
    • Note: Background Checks should be done within three months of first enrollment.  Example: Summer start admits should do their Background Checks after March 1.  
    • Students do not submit copies of their Background Checks.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months. 
  • Drug Screen Form* (refer to Drug Screen Policy) [Must only use CRG Labs. Students living in rural areas or out of state, contact Jim Tedrow at 1-866-743-6465. (Refer to Drug Screen Policy for Vendor information)]
    • Note: Drug Screens should be done within three months of first enrollment.  Example: Summer start admits should do their Background Checks after March 1.
    • Students do not submit copies of their Drug Screens.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months. 
  • Insurance
    • Upload a copy of the Insurance card to Student Self-Service.
  • Health Form (refer to Health Form Instructions)
    • Health Forms and copies of all documentation should be uploaded to Student Self-Service.
      Note: In addition to the items on the Health Form, students will be required to submit a copy of their flu shot documentation during the flu season.  Additional details will be sent by email during the applicable time.

If one or both health form waivers applies to you, submit by May 1 with health form documentation

  • HepB Waiver - Only complete if you do not have proof of 3 HepB vaccinations or 1 Positive HebB titer
  • Childhood Tetanus Waiver - Only complete if you do not have proof of childhood DPT's.

Questions regarding background checks, drug screens, insurance, or the health form can be sent to:


Uniform & Supply Orders

Order forms will be emailed to newly admitted students in Spring 2017.
Questions can be sent to or (405) 271-2428. 


4. Textbooks

Order Textbooks (check website for updates)

Textbooks are needed for the first day of classes.  Students may purchase e-books or print books.

5. Financing Your Education

6. Submit Final Transcripts

Submit any remaining official transcripts to Margaret Robinson, CNB 105. Students will not be enrolled and financial aid will not be disbursed until final transcripts are received.

Official transcripts can also be mailed to:

OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records
PO Box 26901, BSEB 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

7. Computer Prep

Important information about computer requirements:  The privacy and security of the protected health information (PHI) governed by federal HIPAA law and monitored by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), is of critical importance to the entire OU Health Sciences Center community. As a result, new, incoming students will be provided with a University-owned, secure, and protected laptop computer that must be used for all university related activities, including academic course work, classroom notes, HSC email, and clinical or research activities. Use of personal computers to conduct University business will not be allowed. Students can choose MAC or Windows platform. Additional details on the HSC Student Laptop Program, and steps you must take to ensure you receive your assigned laptop computer, will be provided to you using your HSC email account.

2017 IT Orientation Presentation

8. Review Information

Dates to Remember

Dec 15, 2016

Attend mandatory New Student Orientation Event
OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Room 130
Additional details will be emailed to admitted students

April 1

Final date to order Uniform and Supplies

May 1

Final date to complete:

May (Date TBD)

Attend new student digital boot camp
OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City
Date/Time will be emailed to admitted students
Pick up uniforms and supplies

 May 1 - June 5 Obtain Student Picture ID Card (see below for more information)

June 5, 2017

First day of class (tentative)
See class schedules and academiccalendar

June Date TBA

Final day to submit PMTC Application for Nursing Assistance

July 1

Fall scholarship deadline


Orientation Step 2 of 3: Attend On-Campus Orientation Event

Orientation Event Details

Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

When:  December 15, 2016.  Time will be emailed to newly admitted students.

Where:  OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City campus, Room 130

Items to bring or complete at orientation

Please print and submit the following forms at orientation:

Orientation Parking Pass

A parking pass will be e-mailed to newly admitted students.

A parking permit will be required for the first day of classes.

Orientation Step 3 of 3: Preparing for the Start of Classes

Student Picture ID

The week before school starts you may go to the OneCard office.  Pictures cannot be taken before enrollment is processed.  

• Students

A driver's license, military ID card, or passport must be presented at the OneCard Office. The cost of the first student ID card is $10 and replacement ID cards are $15. The card is valid for the entire period the student attends the University. The OneCard Office accepts cash, check, or debit/credit cards. 

OneCard Office (HSC Campus)
1100 North Lindsay Avenue
Service Center Building, Room 115
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405.271.2980
Office Hours: 8 AM - 12 PM and 
1 PM - 5 PM,  Monday-Friday 

Contact us:


Required Training Modules

1.  Complete HIPAA Training online. (Complete first day of classes)

  • Students must have their OUHSC email account to complete HIPAA training
  • Keep a copy for your records, submitted records cannot be copied
  • Must be renewed annually

2.  Complete Sexual Misconduct Awareness Training (Available after enrollment is processed)

  • Students have two weeks into the fall term to participate in the required training
  • Do no submit copy of training, completion of training is automatically updated in enrollment system

3.  Complete Environmental Health & Safety Training (Available after enrollment is processed)


Review helpful links

Campus Resources

  • Student Counseling Free service to assist with personal and school-based issues.  Services include test taking anxiety, stress management, and personal counseling.
  • Writing Center Free service to assist with development and review of written assignments.  Schedule appointments at beginning of semester using course syllabus due dates as guide.
  • Library Free service to access research documents for assignments.  Full service research librarian team can assist with finding articles and navigating the system. 
  • Police Department Services include walking students to car, assisting with locked doors and dead batteries, or checking on students studying during after-hours.
  • Parking Office Information regarding parking permits, campus maps, and shuttle schedules.  

Printable check list

A printable check list has been created to help assist in organizing required information. 


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