School of Nursing

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

program requirements

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Adviser Contact 
Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

RN-BSN Program Coordinator 
Kim Holka 
(248) 364-8754

RN to BSN Degree Completion

Degree Program

Online RN to BSN Degree Program

Oakland University’s online RN to BSN degree program is your gateway to expanding and enhancing your registered nurse credentials. The RN to BSN program is taught online and fulfills education requirements for today’s registered nurses.

The fast online program takes seven weeks to complete (except for NRS 475/4585, which takes 14 weeks). In addition, OU’s online RN to BSN cost reflects in-state tuition, even if you are an out-of-state or international student.

The online RN to BSN will:

  • Provide you with a registered nurse education that meets the highest standards of the profession
  • Foster critical thinking related to nursing care and phenomena across the lifespan
  • Facilitate the continued development of clinical decision-making skills based on ethical, legal and cultural perspectives
  • Integrate the concepts of evidence-based practice into nursing care delivery
  • Nurture a commitment to lifelong learning and prepare you for further education at the nursing graduate level
Plan of study
Full time Plan of Study can be completed in as few as 12 months
Effective Fall 2017 

Semester 1:   13 credits

Nursing Informatics 
2 credits
NRS 3511
Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing Education 
4 credits
Health Promotion in the Community
4 credits
NRS 3071
Research Basis of Nursing Practice
3 credits 
Semester 2: 15 credits
Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues
3 credits
NRS 4551
Nursing Care of Populations with Health Disparities
4 credits
Community Nursing
4 credits
NRS 4571
Nursing Synthesis
4 credits
Semester 3: 4 credits
14 WEEKSNRS 4585
Nursing Capstone Experience
4 credits

32 Total Credits completed in 12 months at a cost of $16,359.50 (based on tuition rates in 2017-2018). Transfer student scholarships are available for students admitted to OU in fall and winter semesters. The RN to BSN program admits students for fall, winter & summer.

Students admitted to Oakland University School of Nursing from a regionally accredited Associate Degree Program (ADN), meeting Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or MACRAO requirements including Knowledge Applications, may transfer a maximum of 63 credits as established by University Transfer policy (125 credits needed to graduate). 

Additional 30 credits awarded for successful completion of the NCLEX-RN. If transferring in without the completion of the MTA/MACRAO, please reference the General Education Transfer Guide for courses that satisfy individual categories. (NOTE: Go to PROGRAM GUIDES TAB, click on your college)

Part Time Plan of Study available with Academic Adviser.

how to
Requirements for admission
  • Satisfactory completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing program from a regionally accredited nursing program with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Valid unrestricted RN license

  • Go to to create an admissions account and submit a transfer undergraduate application (Select “Nursing, Current RNs only [RN/BSN] – Online”)
  • Have official transcripts mailed directly from each college or university you attended to: Undergraduate Admissions, Oakland University, 101 North Foundation Hall, Rochester, Michigan 48309-4401

When your OU application file is complete, Undergraduate Admissions will forward it to the School of Nursing. You will be notified by Undergraduate Admissions when you have been admitted to OU. Following your admission to OU, you will receive information regarding transfer student orientation. During this orientation, you will meet with a School of Nursing academic adviser to develop a plan of study to complete your BSN degree.

Transfer Student Orientation is divided into two components — online and in-person. All transfer students are required to complete both components of orientation.

Please note: Students will be unable to register for courses until completion of Transfer Student Orientation Part Two.

bsn completion
advising sessions

Licensed RNs and students in the process of becoming a licensed RN are welcome to attend a program advising session for the BSN Degree Completion sequence.  Click here for a list of upcoming sessions.

Sessions last approximately one hour. Program Advising Sessions are conducted in group format and are facilitated by the School of Nursing academic adviser for the program. At this session, you will learn about the Oakland University admission criteria and process, School of Nursing admission criteria and process, and program overview of the curriculum. Individual questions will be answered at the end of the session if time remains. We will be happy to review your transcripts once you have been officially admitted to Oakland University. We are are unable to review transcripts at these sessions.

Please read over the information on the website prior to attending.

Directions:  Enter OU off Walton Drive at West Oakland Drive. Use Parking Lot #3. For a copy of the Oakland University  campus map, please visit .

Please allow additional time for parking. Plan to arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled Program Advising Session time.