School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

program requirements
Adviser Contact
April Thomas-Powell
(248) 364-8711

Accelerated Second Degree BSN

Accelerated Second Degree (ASD)
BSN overview
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 Accelerated Second Degree 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. This is a full time, accelerated, 12-month nursing program that admits students to start the nursing curriculum during one of the three academic semesters (Fall, Winter, or Summer). Only students who already possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.

See the informational  program flyer for details.

The ASD 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
How to
Admission to Oakland University as a Pre-Accelerated Second Degree BSN (major code 7008) is required in order to be eligible for admission to the School of Nursing. A separate  application  is required for admission to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Track following completion of prerequisite courses.

Students must be in good academic standing at the University to qualify for admission to the School of Nursing. Note that completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Accelerated Second Degree BSN track. School of Nursing applications are processed when the applicant has all pre-nursing coursework completed. Admission into the Accelerated Second Degree BSN track is competitive. Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

See the informational flyer for full details on pre-nursing coursework and admissions deadlines.
accelerated bsn
advising sessions
If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, course requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions. These sessions are offered monthly for each program track. Click here for upcoming dates. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University.

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.

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

Directions: Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University campus map, click here.