Traditional BSN Orientation - Lawton 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.
(580) 591-8091

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

How to Turn-In Items

The College of Nursing is upgrading our documentation submission process.  Newly admitted students will submit their documentation items, such as immunizations, through the Student Center in Student Self-Service.  See the links below for additional information. 


The below listed items are required for all new students.  Most items have a July 1 deadline. The Background Check and Drug Screen should be done June 1 - July 1.  Failure to meet the below requirements may prevent enrollment in nursing courses or participation in clinical rotations.

Items to be Completed
  • Health Form (click hyperlink at left for form) (refer to Health Form Instructions) [Start Early]
    • Upload form and copies of all documentation in Student Self-Service by July 1.
    • Includes TB Skin Tests, AHA BSL CPR training, and Immunizations.
    • If one or both waivers applies to you, submit by July 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 completed June 1 - July 1
    • Does not have to be uploaded to Self-Service.  The College will automatically receive results.
  • Insurance (click hyperlink for instructions) 
    • Upload to Student Self-Service by July 1.
  1. Drug Screen Forms:  See Sandra Wardell at the CON Lawton main office.  Call 580-591-8014 for hours and directions.
  2. Take the Drug Screen Form to the designated Allied Labs facility June 1 -  July 1. 
  3. Drug Screen results are sent automatically to the CON Lawton campus. 
  4. Does not have to be uploaded to Self-Service.

Contact: or call (580) 591-8091

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 Laci Jehl at the Lawton campus at orientation or 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


June 2017

Final day to submit PMTC Application for Nursing Assistance

July 1, 2017

Final date to complete:

 July 1, 2017  Fall scholarship deadline
July 28, 2017 (tentative)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
South Shepler, Room 403
Attend mandatory New Student Orientation Event
Information will be emailed to newly admitted students.

Final date to order Uniform and Supplies

August 15, 2017

Attend new student digital boot camp
Time will be emailed to admitted students
Pick up uniforms and supplies

August 21, 2017

First day of class 
See class schedules and academic calendar

August 29, 2017 Attend Opening Convocation at the Lawton Campus



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

Orientation Event Details

Orientation is mandatory for all new students.

See Dates to Remember, above.

Newly admitted students will be contacted by email regarding event details.

Items to be completed at or by orientation

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

2.  Order OUHSC Student ID Card ($10.00, pictures taken at orientation, see Expected Expenses)

3.  Register for ONSA, see campus chapter booth at orientation. 

4.  Order Uniforms and Supplies

Parking Pass & Student ID Card

OU Lawton Campus Needs


OUHSC Student ID

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 from Laci Jehl 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 enrollment is processed.  

How to Get a OneCard Student ID in August or after. 

• 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:

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
  • This item will automatically update every 24 hours in the Student Self-Service system.
  • 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

3.  Complete Environmental Health & Safety Training

  • Students must have their OUHSC email account to complete training
  • This item will automatically update every 24 hours in the Student Self-Service system.
  • Keep a copy for your records, submitted records cannot be copied



review helpful links

Student 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. 

printable check list

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



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