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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Philanthropy and Giving

Whether contributing to a student scholarship fund or sponsoring the Nightingale Awards for Nursing Excellence, your generosity provides the precious gift of Opportunity.  Through your gift, students who dream of becoming life-changing nurses are afforded the financial means necessary to do so, classrooms and simulation labs can educate future nurses using the latest technological trends and faculty and students are able to engage in a variety of research studies to contribute to improvements in healthcare delivery. 

There are a variety of 100% tax-deductible options available to suit your needs or preference. Thank you for your support.

Make a Gift
To make a gift to the School of Nursing, please visit Under "Designation" select School or College and choose School of Nursing (38004).

To donate to the School of Nursing Continuing Education LPN, CNA & PCT programs, under "Designation", select Other and choose the code 30313-OU-SON-CE Nursing gift fund.

Another very effective way to support nursing and its contributions to scholarships, research, teaching and education is through becoming a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society in Nursing.

By giving to the School of Nursing, you help the next generation of nurses. Your gift, in any amount, will make an important difference in the following areas:
Student Support
Student support in the form of tuition awards and scholarships, often make the difference as to whether our students can complete their nursing education or not.  Awards may enable students to study full-time rather than part-time because of a financial need to work.  They provide real incentives for the very best students to select Oakland University over another institution, and they reward academic excellence and leadership which are highly valued attributes in the nursing leaders of the future.

We  invite you to consider supporting our students by endowing a tuition award which can be established with a single contribution, with a pledge over five years or with a planned gift made through your estate plan.  Endowed awards may be established in a multitude of ways to benefit undergraduate and graduate students.

Criteria is established according to your wishes.  Your award may recognize outstanding academic achievement, may enable a financially challenged student to continue their education, or may celebrate an outstanding individual's career or dedication to nursing.

Scholarships are established by parents in honor of children, by children to honor a parent, by grateful patients and their families and for numerous other individual, meaningful reasons.
Faculty Support
Faculty shortages in the area of nursing education make the need for faculty support more important than ever.  To maintain and improve our academic standing, we must recruit faculty who are a the top of their field. 

"In order to attract and retain the very best scholars to OU, we must be able to demonstrate a financial commitment to research, education and programs that these scholars expect and deserve", says Dean Linda Thompson Adams.

Support in the form of endowed chairs, professorships and research funds allow OU to compete for talented educators essential to propel our programs to an even higher level.
Program Support
Special programs enrich the academic experience of our students by providing an environment rich in learning and real world experiences. Programs afford faculty the opportunity to perform as integrated scholars as they teach, conduct research and practice nursing within a unique, authentic atmosphere. Communities are enriched and improved by the programs we deliver in the form of access to affordable health care, improved educational and job training opportunities, and solutions to long-term issues such as the shortage of nurses and nursing faculty.

We are continuously striving to implement and improve programming that is consistent with our strategic goals for the School.

For more information about how you can help support the School of Nursing through donations please contact:

Jackie McIntosh
Director of Philanthropy, School of Nursing
(248) 364-8725
Nursing Alumni
We miss seeing the faces of our past nursing students, especially those students who really made a difference at Oakland University School of Nursing.

There is a group of alumni that meets either online or in person once a month to work on objectives including networking, professional development, community service and fundraising. We're hoping you'll join the Oakland University Alumni Committee!  To become active as nursing alumni just contact Kate Lionas at

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Alumni Committee, let us know! You do not even have to have graduated yet, we are also looking for current seniors to get involved. Some of the goals of the committee include mentoring new graduates and new nursing students, networking, community service and continuing education.

Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

The Board of Visitors School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Society recognizes and celebrates outstanding graduates of our programs who have distinguished themselves through their professional endeavors. This award is intended to celebrate the accomplishments of distinguished alumni in a manner that will acknowledge their achievements and inspire pride in our students, our faculty and fellow alumni. Any alumni who have earned BSN, MSN or DNP degrees from Oakland University School of Nursing are eligible.

Nominees should demonstrate excellence in at least one of the following areas:
  1. Professional Achievement
  2. Leadership (within any professional area, whether nursing or otherwise)
  3. Community Service and Volunteerism
  4. Research and Scholarship
  5. Innovation, advocacy or entrepreneurship contributing to betterment of the nursing profession
Submit a nomination form to:

School of Nursing
ATTN: Distinguished Alumni Society
Human Health Building, Room 3058
433 Meadow Brook Rd.
Rochester, MI 48309

Contact Jackie McIntosh if you have questions or would like to request a nomination form: