Nursing BSN

Nursing is a dynamic health care profession characterized by rapid and continuous change. In Oakland University's School of Nursing, you'll obtain theoretical and practical experience in assessment, clinical decision-making and case management along with the necessary communication skills to create, provide and manage the highest quality health care for patients.

This course of study combines general education in the humanities and sciences with the theory and practice of nursing. 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 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.

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    Nurse (Generalist)

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