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Practical Nurse Certificate (LPN)
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If you have questions related to any of Oakland's Continuing Education programs at Focus: HOPE, please contact us at 313-494-4653


Practical Nursing (LPN Certification)

The TEAS test will be offered on July 10, 2015 (3P) and October 5, 2015 at 1360 Oakman Blvd, Detroit. Please visit for practice questions. Cost for the test is $50. For additional information, please call (313) 494-4653.
LPN Overview

Thank you for your interest in the Oakland University Practical Nurse and Certified Nurse Assistant Continuing Education programs.  

The Oakland University Practical Nursing 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 nursing program requirements, students will have completed 1152 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 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. You must submit all materials described below and meet the criteria as stated in order to be eligible for possible acceptance. 

The following items need to be mailed together in an envelope to the address below for review before acceptance into the at Focus:HOPE link for application.  

  • Practical Nurse (PN) Application
  • Goal Statement
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • College transcripts (if applicable)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation (one personal, one professional)
  • Resume
  • Any certifications, including Certified Nurse Assistant (if applicable) 
  • ACT testing scores (Composite score of at least 17)
    • ACT testing scores can be waived if you have more than 25 college credit hours, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher or an Associate or higher level degree with GPA of 2.0. You may schedule to take the ACT test in your local community (links are available on our website) and have your scores sent directly to Oakland University (school code #230700). You are required to take the basic ACT test only; the writing portion is not required

We respectfully request that you NOT contact Focus:HOPE directly for program information.