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Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Program Handbook
Program Requirements
Program Plan

ADVISER CONTACTS: 

Pre-nursing students
April Thomas-Powell
(248) 364-8711
thomaspo@oakland.edu


Admitted and direct-admit students
Sarah Mullin
(248) 364-8770
mullin@oakland.edu

Basic-BSN

BASIC-BSN

Nursing is a dynamic health care profession characterized by rapid and continuous change. 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 Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program 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. Please refer to the program flyer for additional information. 


The Basic-BSN track will: 

  • provide students with a nursing education that meets the highest standards of the profession. 
  • foster professional development by emphasizing the use of the nursing process as the critical thinking framework for developing, implementing, and evaluating patient-centered care across the lifespan.
  • facilitate the development of clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal, and cultural perspectives. 
  • integrate the concepts of evidence based practice into nursing care delivery. 
  • prepare students to be successful on the NCLEX-RN. 
  • nurture a commitment to lifelong learning and prepare students for further education at the graduate level.
How to
apply
Students may enter the basic BSN track through the competitive admission or direct admission. 
  • Competitive admission: Competitive admission to the School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Basic-BSN track is for students who have satisfied the nursing pre-requisite courses. In addition to the admission requirements, applicants must be in good academic standing in the university (minimum overall GPA of 2.0). Completion of minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.
  • Direct admission: Direct admission to the Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program Basic-BSN track is for students coming directly from high school.
See program flyer and the BSN application for additional program information and admissions requirements. 

 

bsn advising
sessions
If you are interested in learning more about admission criteria, the application process, course requirements and important dates, please attend one of our Program Advising Sessions. These sessions are offered monthly for each program track. The information provided at these sessions is useful for those students who want to learn more about the academic programs offered by the School of Nursing before applying to Oakland University.