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Welcome Back OU Nurses!

Whether you were a Pioneer or a Grizzly, Oakland University is proud of our 11,000+ nursing alumni living locally in Michigan, nationally and abroad. We want to personally thank each one of you, for selflessly providing compassionate care to patients in hospitals, health care offices, nursing homes and in the community.

Graduate Programs Continuing Education Events

We miss seeing the faces of our past nursing students, especially those students who really made a difference at the Oakland University School of Nursing. Stay connected to OU by updating your information and how you would like to be contacted by filling out this quick online form.

2023 Nightingale Award for Distinguished Alumni Winner

Vivian Greenway, PhD, MSA, BSN, RN, PAHM, CCM 


Farzana Noor Alumni Awardee

2023 Young Alumni 10 Within 10 Awardee

Farzana Noor, DNP, SON '23, '19, '14

Certified Family Nurse Practitioner 
Children’s Clinic of Michigan Pediatric NP, Vaccine Coordinator and Adjunct Medical Director
The Young Alumni 10 Within 10 Awards recognize the exceptional impact young alumni make within their professions and throughout their communities. Awardees have graduated within the last 10 years and are 35 years old or younger.

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2022 Spirit Award Recipient 

Watch Andrea's Spirit Award Video

Andrea Bittinger, DNP, CRNA, SON '19, '96, '89

Adjunct Instructor

Clinical Coordinator,  Oakland University- Beaumont Graduate Program of Nurse Anesthesia
The Spirit Award recognizes those OU "cheerleaders" who provide exemplary volunteer service, advocate tirelessly, and show great pride in their affiliation to OU.

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2020 Outstanding Young Alumni Awardee

Holly Franson, MSN, SON ’09

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Department Lead and Clinical Site and Educational Coordinator, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated the worth of their education through their post-college achievements and, generally, have graduated within the last 10 years.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.