OU only Michigan school on top online RN to BSN program list

OU ranked among top online RN to BSN programs
Best College Reviews ranks the OU School of Nursing's online RN to BSN program among the nation's best.

The Oakland University School of Nursing’s online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program has been ranked among the top 50 online RN to BSN programs in the country for 2018 by Best College Reviews. It is the only Michigan school to appear on this year’s list.

According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, earning a BSN is now the minimum educational requirement in nursing and more employers are demanding it. The online learning model has proven popular with professional nurses, particularly those who live far from campus or need to complete the RN to BSN transition on their own schedule.

Best College Reviews created their ranking by using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator database and criteria that included:

- Tuition
- U.S. News and World Report Recognition as a Top School for Online Bachelor's Programs
- Customization Options
- "Wow" Factor

Best College Reviews wrote of Oakland’s program: “Oakland University offers an online RN to BSN program that can be completed within one year of full-time study, though a part-time option is available for those students who desire a lighter load. Most courses are seven weeks in length. Titles include Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership & Health Care Issues, Nursing Synthesis, and Health Promotion in the Community. A nursing capstone experience is also required. Fall, Winter, and Summer start dates are available for added convenience...”


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About Best College Reviews:

Best College Reviews is an authoritative, objective, and editorially independent online college review journal. The site is committed to providing students with the best, most trustworthy guidance for making what may be the biggest decision of their lives.

About Oakland University’s School of Nursing:

The Oakland University Board of Trustees established the School of Nursing (SON) in 1974. At that time, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree was the only academic degree awarded by the SON. Graduate nursing programs began in 1984 and the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program was established in 2006.All of the School of Nursing academic programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Oakland University’s mission statement:

Oakland University cultivates the full potential of a diverse and inclusive community. As a public doctoral institution, we impact Michigan and the world through education, research, scholarship and creative activity.