Graduate Orientation - Okla City 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

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.

  • Health Form (refer to Health Form Instructions)
    • Includes TB Skin Tests, AHA BSL CPR training, and Immunizations.
    • 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.
  • Background Checks (click hyperlink for instructions)
    • Note: Background Checks should be done within three months of first enrollment.  Example: Fall start admits should do their Background Checks after June 1.
    • Students do not submit copies of their Background Checks.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months. 
  • Drug Screen Form (click hyperlink for instructions) (refer to Drug Screen Policy
    • Note: Drug Screens should be done within three months of first enrollment.  Example: Fall start admits should do their Drug Screens after June 1.
    • Must only use CRG Labs.  Directions on the form at the link above.
    • Students living in rural areas or out of state may register online and have their test completed at a local lab under contract by CRG Labs.  Please contact Jim Tedrow with any questions at 1-866-743-6465. (Refer to Drug Screen Policy for Vendor information)
    • Students do not submit copies of their Drug Screens.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months. 
  • Insurance (click hyperlink for instructions) 
    • Upload a copy of the Insurance card to Student Self-Service.


Student Name Tags


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 the CON Admissions Coordinator at: Students will not be enrolled and financial aid will not be disbursed until final transcripts are received.

Official transcripts should also be mailed to:

OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records
PO Box 26901, LIB 121
Oklahoma City, OK 73126


7. Computer Prep

2017 IT Orientation Presentation

8. Review Information



Dates to Remember




Dec 15, 2016
(Sp17 Admin and Edu)

Attend mandatory Spring 2017 New Student Orientation Event
OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Room 130

Jan 17, 2017 First day of class Spring 2017
See class schedules and academic calendar

May 22, 2017
(for CNS/FNP)

Attend mandatory Summer 2017 New Student Orientation Event
OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Room 130

June 5, 2017

First day of class Summer 2017
See class schedules and academic calendar


June 9, 2017
(Fa17 Admin and Edu)

Attend mandatory Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Event
OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City, Room 138

June 2017

Final day to submit PMTC Application for Nursing Assistance

July 1, 2017

Fall scholarship deadline

 August 21, 2017

First day of class Fall 2017
See class schedules and academic calendar

August 24, 2017

Opening Convocation

For all students admitted to all programs in 2017
Additional details will be sent by e-mail

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

Orientation Event Details

Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

When:  See Dates to Remember Tab above.

Where:  OUHSC College of Nursing, Oklahoma City campus, Room 138


Items to be brought or completed at orientation

1.  Print, complete, and bring following forms to Orientation

Pictures IDs will be ordered at orientation.  See the tab below for additional information.

Additional items such as College of Nursing t-shirts will be available for purchase at orientation.

Parking Pass

A one-day parking pass for orientation will be e-mailed to newly admitted students.

An OUHSC parking permit for the semester will be required for the first day of classes. (Not applicable to Educ & Admin/Mgt students)

Student ID Cards

For students attending Orientation:

  • Pictures will be taken at the end of the on-campus orientation event.  
  • IDs are $10 and can be paid by cash or check only.  
  • Students will pick up their IDs in Room 105 at the College of Nursing during the first week of school. An email will be sent when the IDs are ready.

Student picture ID is required for the first week of classes.  


Did not attend Orientation?  

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

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:


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

Required Training Modules

1.  Complete HIPAA Training online. (Complete first week of school)

  • 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 (Complete first week of school)

  • 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 (Complete first week of school)


Review helpful links

Campus Resources

  • Student Self Service This site allows you to review your student account and grades. Applicants should review the Program Plan feature prior to meeting with their faculty advisor.  
  • 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.

Orientation Check List

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