Admission Requirements - ABSN

Minimum Admission Requirements

A Bachelor's degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.

Completion of 67 credit hours of prerequisite coursework 

  • 30 credit hours must be completed prior to application. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is on a semester credit- hour system. Students transferring coursework from an institution on trimester or quarter-hour systems should contact an advisor to determine how the coursework will transfer. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • OUHSC considers all coursework regardless of academic forgiveness granted by other institutions.
  • Each attempt of any course taken will be calculated into the CGPA.
Science grade point average (SGPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • At least one of the four laboratory science prerequisites must be completed prior to application. 
  • Four laboratory sciences required are: General Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.
  • No additional sciences taken will be included in the SGPA.

Last 60 hours grade point average (L60GPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

  • OUHSC considers all coursework regardless of academic forgiveness granted by other institutions. 
  • Each attempt of any course taken will be calculated into the L60GPA.

PREREQUISITE COURSES

Prerequisite Courses

Recommended OU Course Number

English Comp I (3 credit hours) ENG 1113
English Comp II (3 credit hours) ENG 1213
US Government (3 credit hours) PSC 1113
US History (3 credit hours) HIST 1483 or 1493
Developmental Psychology (3 credit hours) PSY 2603
Statistics (3 credit hours)^ PSY 2003 or 2113 or ECON 2843 or COMM 2513
Nutrition (3 credit hours) HES 2823
Intro or Gen Chemistry (4-5 credit hours with a laboratory component)Sci GPA CHEM 1315 or CHEM 1305
Microbiology (4-5 credit hours with a laboratory component)Sci GPA MBIO 2815 or MBIO 3813 & 3812
Human Anatomy (4-5 credit hours with a laboratory component)Sci GPA BIOL 2255 or BIOL 2234
Human Physiology (4-5 credit hours with a laboratory component)Sci GPA BIOL 2124 or BIOL 3103 & 3101
 

^Applicants are advised to complete a general-education approved statistics course. Approved courses can be found at: http://www.ou.edu/content/gened/courses.html. Statistics courses taken at other colleges and universities should have a general education notation on the OU Transfer Equivalencies Database at:https://www.ou.edu/content/admissions/transfer_equivalencies.html.

Sci GPA The science GPA will be calculated from each attempt at the laboratory prerequisite sciences. This includes only Chemistry, Microbiology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology. 

Additional Information

Course Transfer Equivalency Database

To ensure courses previously completed will transfer to satisfy a nursing pre-requisite use our online transfer equivalency database. Please note - not all courses may be listed. If you completed a course that is not listed please email a course description or syllabus to nursing@ouhsc.edu for review.

Instructions

Use the 2nd section 'Search by Other Institution Course'

  1. Specify state of school
  2. Specify school name
  3. Specify course subject (e.g., BIOL, ENGL)
  4. Specify course number
  5. Select 'View Results by Other Institution Course'

Example

The ANTH 2113 Intro Anthropology from another university transfers to OU as a Gen Ed-Non Western Culture

 

Academic Advisement

  • Self –Evaluation
    Please use our Transfer Equivalency Database to review your transcripts compared to the prerequisite courses listed on our Admission Requirements page. 
     
  • In Person at the College of Nursing
    Academic advisors are available at our three campus locations.  See the below "Contact Us" section for contact information.
  • First Friday's - University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
    Nursing advisement is available on site at OU Norman. A nursing advisor will be at University College (Wagner Hall) on the First Friday of the month of Sept-Dec and Feb-April, 1:30 pm -3:30 pm . No appointments are taken for this event. Students are seen on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Approved Exams

Challenge Exams are optional and may be taken to meet prerequisite courses. The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing will accept challenge examinations as approved by the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. 

Applicants are encouraged to confirm acceptance of an exam prior to taking the exam. To confirm acceptance of an exam please contact an academic advisor.

The following DSST Exams have been approved by the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing Academic Affairs Committee to satisfy the indicated prerequisite requirements for admission to the baccalaureate nursing programs. Applicants must still meet minimum transfer credit hour and GPA requirements for admission. 

DSST Exam Prerequisite Satisfied by DSST Exam Minimum ACE Recommendation Score
Art of the Western World Understanding Art Forms
Gen Ed LV.2, lower division
48
Ethics in America Upper Division Western Civ
Gen Ed LV.3
3000-4000 level GenEd
46/400
General Anthropology Western Civ
Gen Ed LV. 3, lower division
47
Human Geography Western Civ
Gen Ed LV.3, lower division
48
Lifespan Developmental Psychology Developmental Psychology 46
Modern Middle East Non-Western Civ & Culture
Culture (Social Science)
Gen Ed LV.4, lower division
47
Principles of Statistics Statistics 48-400
Western Europe Since 1945 Western Civ
Gen Ed LV.3, lower division
45
World Religions Non-Western Civ & Culture
Culture (Social Science)
Gen Ed LV.4, lower division
48/400

 

 

In-State/Out-of-State Tuition Policy

Residency is determined by the HSC Office of Admission and Records. Please review their website for further information. Questions regarding the policy can be directed to their office at admissions@ouhsc.edu

Contact Us

   
OKLAHOMA CITY CAMPUS

    BSN applicant's last name A - F
           405-271-2402 ext. 49198
          Kay Locke 

    BSN applicant's last name G - N
           
405-271-2402 ext. 49122
           Kacee Dudley

     BSN applicant's last name  O - Z 
           
405-271-2402 ext. 32299
           Marinda Ledbetter

LAWTON CAMPUS

   BSN applicant's last name A - F
           405-271-2402 ext. 49198
          Kay Locke 

    BSN applicant's last name G - N
           
405-271-2402 ext. 49122
           Kacee Dudley

     BSN applicant's last name  O - Z 
           
405-271-2402 ext. 32299
           Marinda Ledbetter

            

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          918-660-3965
        

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