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Nursing is a dynamic health care profession characterized by rapid and continuous change. In order for a nurse to maximize upon potential career opportunities as well as have the educational foundation for career advancement, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is needed. Demand for professional registered nurses is escalating with positions available across the health care spectrum, e.g. in hospitals, birthing centers, long-term care facilities, community health centers, and home care.

The Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Basic-BSN track provides students with a diverse range of clinical experiences throughout Southeastern Michigan, and is designed to develop nurses who are able to critically think, use evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate patient-centered nursing care, and who are ready to advance in their professional nursing careers.
Please refer to program flyer for additional information.

The Basic-BSN track will: 

  • provide students with a nursing education that meets the highest standards of the profession. 
  • foster professional development by emphasizing the use of the nursing process as the critical thinking framework for developing, implementing, and evaluating patient-centered care across the lifespan.
  • facilitate the development of clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal, and cultural perspectives. 
  • integrate the concepts of evidence based practice into nursing care delivery. 
  • prepare students to be successful on the NCLEX-RN. 
  • nurture a commitment to lifelong learning and prepare students for further education at the graduate level.

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Students may enter the basic BSN track through the competitive admission or direct admission. 
  • Competitive admission: Competitive admission to the School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Basic-BSN track is for students who have satisfied the nursing pre-requisite courses. In addition to the admission requirements, applicants must be in good academic standing in the university (minimum overall GPA of 2.0). Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Direct admission: Direct admission to the Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Basic-BSN track is for students coming directly from high school.
See program flyer and the BSN application for additional program information and admissions requirements. 

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Date  Time Location 
 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
9 a.m.
 2018 Human Health Building
 Saturday, April 26, 2014 10 a.m. 2018 Human Health Building
 Wednesday, May 14, 2014
9 a.m.
 2018 Human Health Building
 Wednesday, May 28, 2014
 1 p.m.
 2018 Human Health Building
 Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1 p.m.
 2018 Human Health Building

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and last approximately one hour. Program advising sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated at these sessions. 

To apply to Oakland University, log on to www.oakland.edu/apply.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.

Directions: Please report to the Human Health Building, Room 2018. Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, please visit www.oakland.edu/map.

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Program handbook
Program requirements
Program plan

Pre-nursing students
April Thomas-Powell
(248) 364-8711

Admitted and direct-admit students
Sarah Mullin
(248) 364-8770

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