School of Nursing
Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-4253
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

Contact Information
School of Nursing Continuing Education
1360 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238-2850
Focus: HOPE location
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: (313) 494-4653
Fax: (313) 494-5511

Teresa A. Rodges, MSA
Executive Director

Cheniece Lyons, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Oakland University Continuing Education programs meet the growing demand for nurses and nursing personnel by offering certificate programs that allow students the opportunity to work in entry level nursing positions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. All classes will be completed at our Focus: HOPE satellite campus in Detroit, MI.

Submit all applications to our Focus: HOPE office
1360 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238

How to Apply:

Free TEAS Test Boot Camp
Focus: HOPE is offering a free TEAS Test Boot Camp that prepares students for taking the TEAS Test. The boot camp consists of 5 weeks of tutoring Monday through Friday. Students must take a placement exam before participating in the boot camp. Placement exams can be taken every Tuesday at 8:30 am at Focus: HOPE 1200 Oakman Blvd. Detroit, MI 48238.
Welcome from the
Executive Director
Welcome! Oakland University School of Nursing Continuing Education programs meet the growing demand for nurses and nursing personnel by offering certificate programs that allow students the opportunity to work in entry level nursing positions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. Training to become an LPN can provide an opportunity for you to sit for the NCLEX exam, work in a rewarding field and be able to work your way towards a BSN, MSN or DNP when you are ready. We take your education very seriously and will do whatever we can to help you become a successful student and future LPN or CNA. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.

Volunteers of America Michigan and HPOG 2.0
Want to start your career in healthcare? Just need the funding and supportive services to get started?

If you are a Wayne County Resident who is a federal cash assistance recipient or have recently “timed out” of your federal cash assistance and are ready for education & training in a high demand healthcare industry.

HPOG provides training, education and supportive services to eligible Wayne County residents that are receiving federal cash assistance for healthcare occupations that pay well and are in high demand.

Grant eligibility requirements:
  • Must be interested in a career in healthcare
  • Must be receiving federal cash assistance (TANF) or have timed out within the last 24 months
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a resident of Wayne County
  • Must be able to provide Your TABE test results from your PATH Case Manager (if you fail to obtain this, you will be scheduled to re-take the TABE test)
  • Must be able to provide documentation of your TANF Status from MI Bridges or your Case Manager (if you are having difficulty obtaining this, please let your Employment Specialist know)
  • Must be able to provide a copy of your current resume

Step 1: Contact a Community Liaison to attend an orientation at 313-394-1051

Step 2: If eligible, you will be contacted by an Employment Specialist for an enrollment meeting. This meeting will be 45 minutes to 1 hour long, so please plan accordingly. If you do not have ALL documentation, your enrollment may be delayed.

Volunteers of America Michigan
Health Profession Opportunity Grants 2.0
3031 W. Grand Blvd Ste. 465

Michigan Works! Macomb Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Tuition Assistance
If you are a resident and/or employed in Macomb County, you may qualify for tuition assistance through Michigan Works! Please contact (586) 783-8702 for more information on how to apply for assistance.

MI Works Locations
This information is for individuals who want to apply to the LPN program. You will find all required documents that need to be submitted as a package for application.

Please note, you may only apply when ALL of the prerequisites have been completed. The TEAS test cannot be taken until all prerequisite courses have been completed as well.

LPN Application Requirements
PN Application 
PN Clinical Health Requirements Clearance Form
Prerequisite Courses - Acceptable Prerequisites required for admission
PN Student Handbook

LPN Schedule of Classes
Semester 1 Schedule
Semester 2 Schedule
Semester 3 Schedule


Instructors Needed

Oakland University School of Nursing Continuing Education - Detroit
Oakland University is seeking clinical nursing Instructors with Pediatric and OB background experience. Days are needed Thursday/Friday 7:00am. - 3:00pm. and Saturday/Sunday 7:00am. – 3:00pm. A Bachelor of Science Nursing is required with teaching experience.

Please submit resume via email or postal mail to:
Cheniece Lyons, MSN, RN
1360 Oakman Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48238

Contact Mrs. Lyons with any questions at 313-494-4652 or email