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Application Process for Readmission

A student who fails to meet progression requirements for any reason must request readmission. All readmissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The final determination for readmissions is made by the Nursing Chair with input from faculty. This policy may change based on Oklahoma Board of Nursing and/or accreditation requirements.

Students must notify the Nursing Chair of intent to apply for readmission, complete the application for readmission by May 15 (for entry the following fall semester) or December 15 (for entry the following spring semester), and meet the current admission requirements. Students who are determined to be eligible for readmission will be placed on a waiting list. Notification of conditional acceptance into the program may not occur until one week before the semester begins.

Nursing Application Quick Links & Files:

Application Process for Readmission

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Questions Regarding Program Requirements

I understand I may be required to travel outside of my home community to meet course requirements, and I am responsible for providing my own travel.(Required)
I understand that I must be able to perform certain physical activities that include vocal, visual, olfactory, auditory, and dexterity requirements in order to successfully progress through the nursing curriculum. (Link to Guidelines for Admission & Retention in the Associate Degree Nursing Program can be found on this page.)(Required)
Applicants with disabilities should consult with the Nursing Division Chair.
I understand failure to meet health requirements, including vaccinations, may result in inability to participate in clinical experiences, failure to program outcomes, and subsequent dismissal from the nursing program.(Required)
Applicants with vaccine exemptions should consult with the Nursing Division Chair.
I understand there are additional fees and expenses required to complete the nursing program.(Required)

To remain in good standing, I understand that I must:

Earn a grade of C or better in science degree requirements (Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, and Anatomy/Physiology).(Required)
Earn a C or better in all nursing course requirements.(Required)
Submit to drug testing when requested and remain free of the influence of drugs and alcohol.(Required)
Demonstrate professional ethical behavior in actions, language, and appearance.(Required)

Questions Regarding RN Licensure Requirements

The Northern Oklahoma College nursing education program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered or practical nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of: 1. A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States; 2. A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States; 3. Admission into the United States in refugee status; 4. A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States; 5. Approved deferred action status; or 6. A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status. The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made, with the exception of felony convictions. An individual with a felony conviction cannot apply for licensure for at least five years after completion of all sentencing terms, including probation and suspended sentences, unless a presidential or gubernatorial pardon is received [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6].
I understand the above requirements for RN licensure in Oklahoma.(Required)
Applicants who are not permanent legal US residents or do not otherwise meet the above requirements should consult the Nursing Division Chair. Applicants seeking licensure in other states should consult license requirements in that state. Falsifying any records pertinent to this application can lead to ineligibility or immediate dismissal from the nursing program.