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.

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Adviser Contact 
Patrina Carper
(248) 364-8766

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

Director of Undergraduate Programs 
Sarah Newton
(248) 364-8771

RN to BSN Degree Completion

BSN completion
& Fast Track overview
RN to BSN Degree Completion (14 weeks) and Fast Track Options (7 weeks) Available

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. The Oakland University School of Nursing Undergraduate Program BSN Degree Completion Sequence offers registered nurses with an Associates Degree or Diploma in Nursing the opportunity to earn a BSN degree in two to four years.

To meet the needs of the RN-BSN student for convenience and flexibility, all required nursing and non-nursing (e.g. general education) courses are offered online, and teaching methods build on students’ prior nursing education and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences are flexible.

The RN-BSN curriculum is taught fully online, is offered either as traditional 14 week courses or the new 7-week RN-BSN Fast Track option, and offers nursing-specific concentrated areas of study. In additional, all RN-BSN students pay in-state tuition. See the informational program flyer for details and nursing curriculum.

Receiving specialized knowledge and training can advance your career in nursing. Explore Oakland University's concentrations for an area of interest in an interactive interprofessional learning environment including a business minor.

The BSN Degree Completion Sequence will: 
  • provide students with a nursing education that meets the highest standards of the profession. 
  • foster critical thinking related to nursing care delivery 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 students for further education at the graduate level.
BSN Completion
Fast Track
The OU School of Nursing BSN Degree Completion Sequence for Registered Nurses  (RN-BSN) builds upon your initial nursing education, your ability to  successfully  pass the NCLEX-RN and recognizes your clinical nursing experiences as  foundational to achieving the BSN essential competencies. Further, the OU  RN-BSN curriculum is offered fully online which allows nurses the ability  to obtain their BSN degree with maximum convenience, reduced travel to  campus and at a significant cost savings since competency credits are used  for a large number of required nursing credits. In addition, all RN-BSN  students pay in-state tuition rates.

These courses are only seven weeks long, which reduces the length of time  to obtain your BSN degree. This accredited, convenient, fully online  program can help you obtain your BSN in almost half the time. Healthcare is  characterized by rapid change and innovation that demands a highly skilled  and well-educated nurse workforce. Consequently, more and more healthcare systems are requiring a minimum of a BSN. Consult the program flyer for more details.
how to
Requirements for admission
  • Satisfactory completion of a Diploma or Associate Degree in Nursing program with an overall 
  • grade point average of 2.5 or better
  • Valid RN license
Application procedure to Oakland University
  • Follow the undergraduate admissions instructions (use major code 7040) on how to apply to Oakland University. 
  • Include a copy of your current RN license.
  • When your application file is complete, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will forward the file to the School of Nursing for review. You will be notified when you have been admitted.
  • Following admission to the University, you will receive information regarding a new student orientation at which time a School of Nursing Academic Adviser will be available to meet with you to evaluate your transfer credits and develop a Plan of Study for the BSN degree completion sequence requirements.
bsn completion
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 ( click for calendar). 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.

Licensed RNs and students in the process of becoming a licensed RN are welcome.

Sessions begin promptly at the published start time and 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. Transcripts can only be evaluated after a student has been officially admitted to Oakland University so transcripts will not be evaluated 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.