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School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-4253
nrsinfo@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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Accelerated Second Degree BSN

The Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Accelerated Second Degree (ASD) BSN is an intensive, full-time, four-semester track for students who have already successfully attained a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any field outside of Nursing. Designed to provide students with a diverse range of clinical experiences throughout Southeastern Michigan, the ASD track graduates baccalaureate prepared nurses who:

  • Successfully pass the NCLEX-RN
  • Facilitate clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal, and cultural perspectives
  • Engage in critical thinking
  • Use evidence to develop, implement, and evaluate patient-centered care
  • Advance into nursing leadership, educator, and administrator roles are healthcare systems throughout the state of Michigan and beyond

Please visit our Information Session page for upcoming opportunities to learn more about the program.  Click here to view a detailed Plan of Study.

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Admissions Process and Requirements
Step 1: Admission to Oakland University

Prospective ASD students must be admitted to Oakland University and have their Oakland email account set up before they may submit the ASD application. Contact the OU Admissions Office at (248) 370-3360 for information or apply online at oakland.edu/apply.

Once the Office of Undergraduate Admissions receives all of your materials (application and official transcripts sent directly from your school) they will forward your file to the School of Nursing.  The School of Nursing will complete an official transcript evaluation within 48 hours and mail the official plan of study to your home address.  This plan of study will reflect what courses have transferred and what courses remain outstanding.

Step 2: Completion of prerequisite coursework

Prerequisite Coursework

Course

Credits

BIO 1200 - Biology I

4

BIO 2006 – Clinical Anatomy and Physiology (formerly numbered 1006)

5

CHM 1040 – Introduction to Chemical Principles

4

CHM 2010 – Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

4

PSY 1000 – Foundations of Contemporary Psychology

4

These five classes comprise the prerequisite GPA, which is the sole criterion in admission decisions. All courses must have a grade of B or higher with a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.2 to be eligible for admission. Additionally, applicants must have taken a Philosophy course and earned a grade of B or higher. The Philosophy grade is not included in the prerequisite calculation. Students applying after August 1, 2019 will also require MTH 0661 (Elementary Algebra) with a grade of B or higher. The math requirement is waived for applicants who receive an SAT math score of 480 to 540 (440 to 510 prior to March 2016) or an ACT math score of 18 or higher. Higher level mathematics coursework or the Oakland University math placement exam can also satisfy the requirement.

Step 3: Admission to the ASD BSN

Prospective students may submit the ASD application upon admission to OU and completion of all six prerequisite courses. Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive, based on the prerequisite GPA, and satisfactory completion of the prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission.  

To continue a previously started application, visit https://sonsis.oakland.edu/fusebox.cfm and select "Continue application" at the top of the page.  This will require the email address used to start the application and the assigned PIN.  Contact the School of Nursing Advising Office at nrsinfo@oakland.edu with any issues.

Deadlines

The ASD track admits in the fall, winter, and summer semesters, with respective application deadlines of March 15, August 1, and November 1. All prerequisite coursework must be complete and official transcripts, including any applicable AP or CLEP test scores, received by the deadline for the application to be considered.

Step 4: After admission

Health Requirements

Admitted students will need to submit their clinical health requirements prior to starting the program. Please visit the Health Requirements page for additional information.

Anton/Frankel Center

Didactic coursework in the ASD BSN is taught at the Anton/Frankel Center in Mt. Clemens. Please visit Oakland University’s Macomb Maps page for driving directions.