Accelerated BSN Orientation - Tulsa 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?

Tulsa campus, Student Program Coordinator
(918) 660-3979

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

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.

  • National Background Check 
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • HepB Waiver - Only complete if you do not have proof of 3 HepB vaccinations or 1 Positive HebB titer
  • Uniform & Supply Orders *

*  Information given at orientation

*  Information given at orientation

Contact: or (918) 660-3979 with any questions.

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 Dianne Estes at the Tulsa campus prior to enrollment. 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

2017 IT Orientation Presentation

8. Review Information

Dates to Remember

December 16, 2016

Attend mandatory New Student Orientation
OUHSC Schusterman Campus, Tulsa
Additional information will be emailed to students.

March 1, 2017

Background Checks are due
Uniform and Name Tag orders are due

April 1, 2017

Immunization and Insurance records are due and should be submitted to Dianne Estes

June 5, 2017

First day of class (tentative)
See class schedules and academic calendar

June 2017

Final day to submit PMTC Application for Nursing Assistance

July 1, 2017

Fall scholarship deadline


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

Orientation Event Details

Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

Fall BSN Orientation Event Details

  • When: Emails will be sent to students with complete information.
  • Where:  OU Tulsa Schusterman campus


2017 ABSN and Spring 2017 LPN/RN-BSN and MSN Orientation Event Details

  • When: Friday, December 16, 2016 – emails will be sent to students with complete information.
  • Where:  OU Tulsa Schusterman campus, Learning Center, Room 145


Summer MSN and Fall  MSN Orientation Event Details

  • When: Emails will be sent to students with complete information.
  • Where:  OU Tulsa Schusterman campus

Parking Pass


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

Required items to be completed before or directly after classes begin

1.  Complete HIPAA Training online. (Available after enrollment is processed)

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

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


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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.

printable check list

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



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