School of Nursing & Continuing Education
1360 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan 48238-2850
Focus: HOPE Location
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Office: (313) 494-4653
Fax:      (313) 494-5511


Teresa A. Rodges, MSA
Executive Director

Cheniece Lyons, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Continuing Education

Celia M. Robinson, MAER
Business Manager

Anglesia Brown, MA
Student Services Coordinator

Ben Craine, BS
Office Assistant III

Candace Campbell, BA
Secretary II

Practical Nurse (LPN Certification)

LPN Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Oakland University Practical Nurse and Nurse Aide (CNA Certification) Continuing Education programs.  

The Oakland University Practical Nurse Program is a rigorous and challenging vocational training program which requires a high level of student commitment and mastery of curriculum content in many academic areas. The program prepares students through academic and clinical training to provide supervised direct nursing care in a variety of health care settings.

Our entire faculty is committed to providing students with a quality nursing education while upholding the school’s vision statement which is identified in the acronym PRIDE: professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence. Upon successful completion of the practical nurse program requirements, students will have completed 1304 contact hours, earning a non-credit Certificate of Completion, and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Successful completion of this examination qualifies the graduate for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the ability to practice in the State of Michigan.

For Registration and Payment:

Once accepted in the program, you can find registration information by visiting PACE (Professional and Continuing Education).  By registering for courses at Oakland University, you acknowledge that you have read and are accepting the Student Business Services Terms and Conditions found at Specific information regarding payment using eBill can be found at 

LPN participants approved for the LPN payment plan will use the Oakland University eBill system to make their payments.  Specific information regarding payment using Ebill can be found at the following link:

For additional information regarding the program, please click here for our Program Overview or Frequently Asked Questions. 

How to

Acceptance into the program is determined by a first-come first-served basis. Admits to the program are in January, May and September.

Deadlines are: 
January - November 15
May - March 15
September - June 15 

You must submit all materials described below and meet the criteria as stated in order to be eligible for possible acceptance. Please note pre-requisite courses should be complete or in the final semester prior to applying to the Practical Nurse program. The School of Nursing & Continuing Education will notify the student on an individual basis once he/she is eligible to take the TEAS V test.

The following items need to be mailed together in an envelope to the address below for review before acceptance into the Oakland University School of Nursing and Continuing Education Program. 

  • Practical Nurse (PN) Application
  • Goal Statement (500 words, typed) 
  • Criminal background check
  • Drug screen
  • Health assessment / up-to-date immunization records
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • College transcripts (Pre-requisite courses)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one personal, one professional)
  • Resume
  • Any certifications, including Certified Nurse Assistant (if applicable) 


Contact Us

If you would like to be contacted, please fill out the information form and someone will respond to you shortly.