Application Process (BSN)

 

Easy 2-Step Application Process (must complete BOTH steps)

 
  1.    NursingCAS Admission application
  2.    OUHSC Supplemental application


  • Admission requirements are subject to change. It is the applicant’s responsibility to stay informed regarding current applicable requirements. Please check the website often for updates.
  • For your convenience, a tutorial packet is available for review at: Application Tutorial.
  • Applicants are advised to have a copy of their transcripts available for reference when completing the application process.
  • Many common questions regarding the application process may be answered by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions.


Step 1 - Nursing CAS Admissions Application  

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Complete NursingCAS Admissions Application at: http://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com

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Complete only the sections marked required:

  • Personal Information
  • Academic History
    • Have transcripts available for data entry
    • We encourage you to enter your own coursework into the electronic transcript.  Should you choose to pay NursingCAS for this service, allow plenty of extra time (at least 6 weeks) for data entry.  NursingCAS will not begin data entry until ALL official transcripts are received. 
  • Supporting Information
  • Program Materials
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Pay appropriate application fees.

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Transcripts:

  • Transcripts may be mailed before or after the admissions application is submitted.
  • Official transcript should be received by the application deadline.  
Mail official transcripts to:
  • Nursing CAS Transcript Department
    PO Box 9201
    Watertown, MA 02471
  • High School transcripts are required if utilizing foreign language exemption. High school transcripts can be mailed to: 

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

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Routinely check application "Program Status" to confirm all transcripts are received and verified or to enter updated grades at: https://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com

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Questions:
nursingcas@liaisoncas.com
(617) 612-2880


Step 2 - OUHSC Supplemental Application

          NursingCAS application must be started prior to beginning the OUHSC Supplemental.

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Complete the supplemental application at: https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions/

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Enter the Nursing CAS ID number from the Admission Application (Step 1).

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Pay appropriate service fees.

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If needed, mail the following to Admissions & Records:

  • High School transcripts (if needed)
  • Residency documentation
  • Official test score reports (if test credit has not yet been applied at another school)
  • TOEFL exam results (or petition)
  • WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)evaluation of international coursework
  • Immigration documentation

Mailing Address:

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

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Application Status:

Routinely log-in to your application account at https://apps.ouhsc.edu/admissions to confirm that all supplemental materials are received and verified.

Questions:
Debbie-Shell@ouhsc.edu
(405) 271-2359

 

Note: Applicants to the Traditional BSN programs who wish to be considered for more than one campus site should list their preferred campus in the supplemental application; then, submit an additional supplemental applications listing the other campus. No additional service fees will be charged within the same academic calendar year (i.e., Summer 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020).  


Application Deadlines

 

Applications open August 15, 2019. Deadlines for the respective programs are listed below. All applications must be received by 10:59 p.m. CST on the application deadline. No late applications are accepted. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed. Please review the admission requirements for the selected program prior to applying.

 

Spring 2020          

Summer 2020          

Fall 2020

Accelerated BSN - Lawton                          

NursingCAS Degree Type:
      BSN (Pre-Licensure)

Oct 15, 2019

N/A

N/A

Accelerated BSN – OKC, Tulsa

NursingCAS Degree Type:
      BSN (Pre-Licensure)

N/A

Nov 1, 2019

N/A

LPN-BSN

Oct 15, 2019

N/A

April 1, 2020

RN-BSN

Oct 15, 2019

N/A

April 1, 2020

Traditional BSN (Regular Admission)

N/A

N/A

Jan 15, 2020

Traditional BSN (OU Early Admission)

       

N/A

N/A

Oct 15, 2019

Which Bachelors Degree is Right for Me?

  Traditional BSN
Traditional BSN OU Early Admission
Accelerated BSN
LPN-BSN RN-BSN
Program Description
Entry level program for college juniors with 67 prerequisite hours. Two year completion.
Early admission track for eligible traditional BSN applicants completing prerequisite courses at OU Norman campus.
Entry level program for those seeking second baccalaureate degree that have no prior nursing licensure. 14 months completion.
Degree completion for LPNs licensed in Oklahoma with 67 prescribed prerequisite hours.
Degree completion for RNs licensed in Oklahoma with 67 prescribed prerequisite hours.
Start Term
Fall
Fall
Spring (Lawton)
Summer (OKC and Tulsa)
Spring
Fall
Spring
Fall
Program Delivery
On-Campus On-Campus
On-Campus Hybrid (on-campus time required in Oklahoma)
Hybrid (on-campus time required in Oklahoma)
Enrollment Options
Full-Time Only
Full-Time Only
Full-Time Only
Full-Time (9 months),
Part-Time (2 years),
3-sem Spring start
Full-Time (9 months),
Part-Time (2 years)
3-sem Spring start
License Required
None None None Oklahoma LPN
Oklahoma RN
Employment History
None None None One Year and 1,000 LPN hours required
Report RN employment
References Needed
None None
None None None
Entrance Exams
 None None None NLN Entrance Exams
None
 Essay None None None None None
Interview None None None None None

CLEP or Test Results

  • CLEP results not posted for course credit at another school must be mailed.
  • AP results, DSST scores, etc., if not posted for course credit at another school, must be mailed.
  • Such test results should be sent to:
OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records
PO Box 26901, LIB 121
Oklahoma City, OK 73126

 

General Recommendations for Applicants

Updated Grades

  • Following the initial application process, applicants may need to update their grades or transcripts.
  • Updated grades or new planned/in-progress coursework should be updated in the NursingCAS admission application during the application process.
  • Updated transcripts may be sent to the NursingCAS Transcript Department during the application process. 
Nursing CAS Transcript Department 
PO Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
 

 

Final/Last Transcript

  • A hold will appear in the supplemental application status for a “final” transcript, if one is needed.
  • This hold does not affect admission processing.
  • If offered admission, a last and final transcripts should be sent to:
OUHSC Office of Admissions & Records
PO Box 26901, LIB 121
Oklahoma City, OK 73126
 

 

 

General Recommendations

  • Check e-mail accounts routinely for any communication from the College or application service. Respond promptly to any requests.
  • Complete as many prerequisites as possible prior to application.
  • Prioritize prerequisite, laboratory sciences. Content preparation is very important.
  • Complete the majority of prerequisites at the university level when possible.
  • Confirm all transcripts are received and posted by checking the application status online. Missing transcripts are noted in many denied applications.
  • Grades for in progress courses will likely not be returned prior to admission decisions being made. All GPAs must be at the minimum required both at time of application and through enrollment in the program. Low GPAs are a primary cause of most denied applications.

Incomplete Applications

It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm all admission requirements are met and all coursework (including planned prerequisite courses) is posted for proper evaluation of the application. Applicants may not be contacted by the College if their application is deficient or incomplete. Again, this is the applicant’s responsibility.

Admission Timeline

  • Applications will open on August 15 and be reviewed as they are completed.  Applicants may begin to receive admission decisions as early as September and will continue on an ongoing basis.  Submitting your application prior to the application deadline for your program is encouraged.  Applications must be received by your program's deadline, and all applicants will receive an admission decision following the applicatin deadlin.

  • The application review process will begin immediately; applicants may receive decisions beginning in September.  Applicants may not receive a decision for 2-4 months following the applciation deadline.
  • Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding their admission status.
  • Certain programs may require an enrollment deposit if admission is offered.

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 

TOEFL Requirements

A TOEFL examination will be required if the applicant was born outside the United States of America. The minimum score required is 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) and 100 (internet based). The TOEFL examination can be no more than 2 years old and must be completed and filed at time of application with the Office of Admissions & Records. Waivers are not generally permitted through the College of Nursing, but may be considered for applicants who meet one of the following criteria:

  • US Citizens born abroad (such as military dependents),
  • International Students or Permanent Residents who completed grades 6-12 of their secondary education in the US and completed higher education (college coursework) in the United States,
  • Are from countries where English is the first or official language, or
  • Have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a regionally accredited institution in the United States. 

The TOEFL waiver may be downloaded at: http://admissions.ouhsc.edu/Portals/1047/assets/documents/Forms/TOEFL%20Waiver%20Request%20Form_edit.pdf

Applicants must first apply online (NursingCAS and Supplemental Application) before submitting a TOEFL waiver form. Admission may be denied if TOEFL scores are not reported or are below the minimum required at time of application. For additional information on the examination or to register for the test, please visit: http://www.ets.org/toefl.  

TOEFL scores should be sent to:

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

 

International Applicant Information

International Coursework

If the applicant has completed coursework outside of the United States, the applicant must obtain an evaluation of the international coursework through World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). The WES  or ECE evaluation will not determine the applicant's eligibility for or admission to the nursing program. The WES or ECE evaluation will only determine the U.S. equivalency of the international coursework. The official WES or ECE report must be submitted with all other application materials and transcripts to the Office of Admissions & Records. For additional information regarding WES evaluations or to begin your evaluation, please visit: http://www.wes.org/students/.  For additional information regarding ECE evaluations or to begin your evaluation, please visit https://www.ece.org/ECE/Individuals/Education-Reports.

WES or ECE Evaluations should be sent to: 

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

Nursing CAS Transcript Department
PO Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471

 

International Applicants

  • Employment: Students seeking licensure in the state of Oklahoma as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Nurse must meet the regulatory requirements of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. In November 2007, the State of Oklahoma passed legislation which potentially limits employment opportunities to international students. Applicants are encouraged to review these guidelines prior to admission to the nursing program. Please visit the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website at: http://www.ok.gov/nursing/evidstatus.pdf
  • Online Curriculum: Current Oklahoma regulations preclude international students from participating in academic programs that are conducted entirely via the Internet. Applicants are advised to review the curriculum for their anticipated program.
  • If an applicant has questions regarding their application as an international student they may contact the OUHSC’s international advisor: Elsa Higuchi in the Office of Admissions & Records at 405-271-2347, ext. 48906. Applicants may also contact the College of Nursing at nursing@ouhsc.edu.
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