Nursing Science - Career Ladder Track

Instructions for New Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to our Nursing Program!

There are several documents that need action taken on in a short time frame.
You must open each link, print each page, and follow instructions.  All documents are PDFs.
Most have deadlines so pay attention to them!

Important Dates Spring 2024

1.    Accept or decline spot—The acceptance for the Nursing Program must be no later than Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by 4:00 pm.

Please send an email to to either accept or decline your spot. If you do not send an email by Wednesday, May 15, 2024 by 4:00 pm, your spot will be considered declined and will be given to the next student. 

Keep a copy of your acceptance letter, because it is the ONLY proof of being in the Nursing program. You may need this for Financial Aid verifications during the program, Work verifications, and next semester’s paperwork. 

If you have not applied for financial aid, please do so at Rose State’s School Code is 009185. The financial aid office here is 405-733-7424.

Check out your eligibility for Workforce Oklahoma tuition assistance and Supplies/Books at

Also, sign up for scholarships at click on A-Z, then S, then Scholarships. In addition to general scholarships, there are Nursing Program scholarships. Only one application is necessary.

2.   Order your Nurse Pack (Lab Supply Kit). – Career Ladder students will need the kit for PNC 3&4. You will receive an email with an order form with a deadline date.

You must order your supply kit online, by fax, or by mail from Coursey Enterprises. They will not accept an order by phone. You will have to pay by credit card.

The supply kits will be sent to the school and are non-refundable. If you do not order your kit immediately, you run the risk of its not being here by the time classes start. All orders received by Coursey after the deadline date will be charged a $15 late charge by the shipper.

3. Drug Screening: To be completed by July 15, 2024. Drug screening will be available in the Health Sciences building on July 11, 2024 from 8 am - 3 pm.  All nursing students are required to take a drug test before beginning the program. If you are unable to come on July 11, take the attached order form to CRG during their normal business hours with your student ID no later than July 15. The charge is $35 and you may pay by cash or credit card. Attachment #2

4.    Background check— Between July 1 and August 1, 2024.

A link will be sent to you so you can access the GroupOne website with the appropriate code. Background checks must be completed on all students before enrolling in clinicals to meet the requirements of the facilities used.

The cost for this is $49 and must be paid by credit card when the background check is ordered on the GroupOne website. You must order your background check no sooner than July 1 and no later than August 1 so a confirmation can be returned to the Nursing Director.


5.     Deadline Mandatory Clinical Requirements Immunizations/CPR— July 15, 2024

Your immunizations are also required to enter clinical facilities.  You must start on your immunizations immediately and upload your proof of those into a web-based system called My Clinical Exchange no later than July 15.  This helps ensure that clinical rotations are organized, efficient, and easier to manage for students, schools, and clinical facilities. 


The cost for this web-based system is $39.50, and must be paid at the time you register.

The website is 

Please see Attachment 4 for information on using MyClinicalExchange, a list of required immunizations, and locations where you may obtain the necessary immunizations or titers.

6.    Enrollment—No options, will be done after proof of correct uploaded documentation.

We will handle your enrollment in the Nursing program classes as soon as we can – once your documents are uploaded and verified in MyClinicalExchange. We will email a copy of your schedule to your Rose State student email – usually after we return to the campus in January.  For financial aid questions, you may contact the advisors at

7.     Textbooks – You will receive specific information regarding textbook and course material charges as soon as these are finalized. See Attached.

8.   Uniform and Equipment Requirements: You will be required to have a uniform with a patch and student ID badge for clinical rotations. Your uniform will include scrubs, scrub jacket (optional), and shoes. (Semester 1 students will not be required to wear their uniforms until the third week of school.) In addition to your clinical badge, you must also have a regular Rose State College student photo ID. You may wear your uniform scrub top or a solid color top or T-shirt to have your photo made for the clinical badge. This badge can be made after orientation and before your clinicals start. Please get your regular Rose State College student photo ID card first. Do not try to get your clinical badge before orientation.  Please see attachment #6a and attachment #6b
Uniform patches are available in the bookstore. You should purchase one for each uniform top and jacket that you plan to wear.

9.    CPR Certification— Deadline July 15, 2024

American Heart Association approved BLS certification is required by July 15, 2024. If you need help locating a course, contact the Nursing office.

10.    New Student Orientation—Dates and times TBD.

All students that are new to the RSC Nursing program are required to come to the orientation. See attachment 7:  Additional Information

You will receive an email with the schedule. ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY

11.    Course Orientation: PNC 3 — Dates and times TBD.

This orientation is for all third-semester students.  This is also for new Career Ladder students, daytime and online options. 

You will receive an email with the schedule. ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY

12.    Course Orientation: PNC 4 — Dates and times TBD.

This orientation is for fourth-semester students.

You will receive an email with the schedule. ORIENTATION IS MANDATORY