Orientation

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.

Please see the information below regarding Orientation for the Oklahoma City, Lawton, and Tulsa campuses. Please pay special attention to notations. Some items vary by location. Your log-in for the Student Self-Service is your OUHSC username and the password you created. For directions on how to upload forms into your self-service, please refer to the following: Self-Service Uploading.

 *** You will need to bring some type of electronic device to orientation that can connect to WiFi. This can be a smart phone, laptop, iPad, etc. 

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. 

Dates to remember

Orientation Dates:

  • Traditional BSN & ABSN - May 15, 2019 
  • FNP & Summer Start CNS - May 17, 2019
  • DNP & PhD - May 22, 2019 
  • Fall Start Degree Completion, Education, Admin/Management, CNS & PhD (if needed) - June 26, 2019

University/Program Requirements- Prior to Enrollment

  1. Complete Background Check (CBC) – Please see detailed information on the Background Check page.

 

  1. Urine Drug Screen (UDS)- Please see each campus below for details. Drug Screen Policy

OKC Campus- CRG Form

    • Must only use CRG Labs. Students living in rural areas or out of state, contact Jim Tedrow at 1-866-743-6465. (Refer to Drug Screen Policy for Vendor information)
    • Note: Drug Screens should NOT be completed more than 3 months before your first enrollment. Example: Summer start admits should do their Drug Screens after March 1. Please contact your campus contact with any questions to avoid any unnecessary retest. 
    • Students do not submit copies of their Drug Screens.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months.

 

Tulsa Campus-

    • See Dianne Estes for details.
    • Students do not submit copies of their Drug Screens.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 months.

 

Lawton Campus-

    • Note: Drug Screens should NOT be completed more than 3 months before your first enrollment. Example: Summer start admits should do their Drug Screens after March 1. Please contact your campus contact with any questions to avoid any unnecessary retest. 
    • See Melinda Smith in Room 423 for your form and directions.
    • Take the Drug Screen Form to the designated Allied Labs facility between 8 and 4pm .
      5243 NW Cache Rd, Lawton OK 
      Phone: 580-248-9679
    • Students do not submit copies of their Drug Screens.  The system will automatically update.
    • Must be renewed every 12 month

 

  1. Health Insurance Compliance- Please see detailed information on Health Insurance page.

 

  1. Orientation In-take forms- these will be emailed out prior to Orientation. All must be signed and completed fully. You will upload the completed forms into your Student Self-Service account under In-Take forms on your to-do list.

 

  1. Immunization Compliance- You will need to upload the following information below into your Student Self-Service account. All items needed will show up on your “To Do” list. The Immunization Guide lists the immunizations the University/Program will need documentation for. The waivers below are available upon request. NOTE: All required documents/documentation must be uploaded into your Student Self-Service. The Immunization Guide does not qualify as documentation. This is only a guide for you. Please do not email any documentation.
    • Immunization Guide
    • Hep B waiver- Available upon request
    • CPR- Please refer to your Immunization guide or Item #2 on the Annual Renewal Quicksheet 
      • The CON offers American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support courses that meet certification requirements. Please note that the number of courses offered at the CON is limited and fill up quickly. Dates, times, cost, and requirements for those who need FIRST-TIME certification, TBA.

 

  1. University/Program Compliance:
     

 

 

  1. Official Transcripts: Students will need to submit all outstanding Official Transcripts to Admissions and Records. Transcripts need to include all outstanding prerequisite courses with a passing grade of “C” or better.
      • Mailing address: P.O. Box 26901, LIB 121
        Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901

Completed at Orientation

  1. Student ID Cards: Please plan accordingly for obtaining your Student ID.
    • OKC Campus: Spring Start- students will visit the OneCard office at the Self-Service building. View Campus Map for directions. Student ID’s are $15.00. 
    • OKC Campus: Summer/Fall Start- students will need to plan on purchasing the day of Orientation. Student ID's are $15.00.
    • Tulsa Campus: Spring Start- Tulsa Student Services, Room 1C100. Student ID’s are $10.00 
    • Lawton Campus: Students will obtain two different ID’s. One for OUHSC and one for Cameron. OUHSC student ID pictures will be taken onsite during Orientation. These will cost $15.00 and will be purchased the day of Orientation. Please plan on obtaining your Cameron ID the same day. Cameron ID’s are $30.00.


  1. Student Parking: OKC and Lawton students will need to obtain parking passes for when the semester begins.
    • OKC Students: Students will need their OUHSC email set up. Please visit the Parking website. The parking office is located in Research Park 825, First Floor #115. Click on “First Time Online Registration”. Completing this step online prior to pick up to expedite processing. You will need the following information: tag number, make/model, and VIN. 
    • Lawton Students: Once you receive your Cameron ID, you can purchase your parking decal in the same location. 
    • Tulsa Students: Instructions provided at Orientation.


  1. Name Tag orders due: Announced at Orientation
     


  1. Uniform orders: Announced at Orientation


NOTE: Payment method for OKC and Lawton campus will need to be a credit/debit card. American Express is not accepted. The following items will need to be paid for with this payment method: OUHSC ID, Name tag, T-shirts, stethoscopes, College of Nursing products (not required).

Additional Information

Parking Day of Orientation: OKC Campus- OUHSC College of Nursing, lot K. Please take and bring in ticket stub provided at gate. We will validate your parking. (see map below under "Helpful Links")

Lawton Campus- Park next to South Shepler (39) on campus map attached. 4th floor.

Tulsa Campus- TBA

Dress Code

Helpful Links

OKC Campus Contacts

Jessica Thompson - Orientation 

(405) 271-2402

Mark Gunter - Enrollment, Holds, Background Checks, Drug Screens

(405) 271-2402

Angela Thomas - Admission, Transcripts

(405) 271-2402



Lawton Campus

Melinda Smith - Orientation, Enrollment, Holds, Background Checks, Drug Screens
(580) 591-8091

Angela Thomas - Admission, Transcripts
(405) 271-2402

Tulsa Campus

Dianne Estes
(918) 660-3979

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