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Admission to the SON Undergraduate Program
All students pursuing admission to the SON undergraduate program must first gain admission to Oakland University. For additional information on admission requirements for specific degree tracks, please see the Basic-BSN, the Accelerated-Second Degree, and the BSN Degree Completion Sequence sections below.
SON Direct Admission to the Basic-BSN Track (only for Oakland University applicants in their senior-year of high school)
Admission is competitive. Applicants who satisfy all of the requirements listed below will be considered for admission. However, completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of direct admission to the Basic-BSN track. Early college, middle college, or dual enrolled students admitted to Oakland University are not eligible for direct admission.
SON Direct Admission Requirements:
- Students must have applied and been accepted to OU no later than November 1st of the student’s senior year of high school;
- Student’s must have earned a cumulative high school grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher at the time of application to Oakland University;
- At least one semester of high school Biology completed prior to the senior year with a final course grade of B or higher; and
- At least one semester of high school Chemistry completed prior to the senior year with a final course grade of B or higher.
- As part of the Holistic Admissions Process, supplemental materials may be required to be submitted in order to be considered for direct admission to the Basic-BSN Track (for example, an essay).
- SAT and ACT scores:
- An SAT composite score of 1160 or higher. The SAT score must include an English score of 580 or higher and a Math score of 580 or higher; OR
- An ACT composite score of 24 or higher with no section score (Math, English, Reading, and Science) less than 24.
Progression in the SON as a Direct Admission Basic-BSN Student
Students admitted to the Basic-BSN track by direct admission are required to attend OU full-time. Direct admission students will complete all of the Basic-BSN prerequisite courses on their first attempt, during their first academic year, and are required to achieve a final course grade of B- or higher in each course, and obtain a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in five prerequisite courses (BIO 1200 , BIO 2006 , CHM 1040 , CHM 2010 , and PSY 1000 ) in order to progress in the Basic-BSN track. Students with AP or IB credits in any prerequisite course will be considered placed out of the course and will not have to complete the course in their first academic year. Any direct admission student who does not meet the aforementioned requirements on the first attempt will forfeit their seat in the BSN program.
SON BSN Admission for Basic-BSN and Accelerated Second-Degree (ASD) Tracks
Admission is competitive. Applicants who satisfy all of the requirements listed below will be considered for admission. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission to the SON Basic-BSN or ASD tracks.
ASD applicants must also have a posted bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning prior to gaining admission to Oakland University as a second-degree student.
Basic-BSN and ASD Competitive Admission Requirements:
- Be an active OU student at the time of applying to the Basic-BSN or ASD tracks.
- Have successfully completed BIO 1200, BIO 2006; CHM 1040, CHM 2010, and PSY 1000 with a final course grade of B or higher in each course and a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher in the five courses;
- Have successfully completed PHL 1100 OR PHL 1000 OR PHL 1300 OR PHL 1320 with a final course grade of B or higher;
- Have successfully completed WRT 1060 (not required for ASD).
- Have successfully completed MTH 0661 or an approved statistics course with a grade of B or higher. (The math requirement is waived for any student who receives an SAT Math score of 490 or higher, or an ACT Math score of 18 or higher, or who took an OU placement test and placed into MTH 0662 or a higher level math course).
- Be in good academic standing in the university.
- Supplemental materials may be required to be considered for admission to the Basic-BSN and ASD tracks.
- A criminal background check and a urine drug screen are required for admission to the SON. A flagged criminal background check and/or drug screen may prevent admission to the SON.
Note: Once admitted to the program, students must maintain a B- or higher in all nursing courses with the exception of BIO 3520 or CDS 3300/3310 which can be a C or higher.
Any applicant who has been dismissed from a nursing program or has ever received two or more nursing course grades below a B- must first obtain approval from the SON to apply to the Basic-BSN and/or ASD tracks.
Bachelor of Science in Wellness and Health Promotion to Accelerated Second-Degree BSN Pathway
The School of Health Sciences (SHS) and the School of Nursing (SON) have partnered to create the Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) to Accelerated Second-Degree (ASD) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pathway. This pathway is for first-time Pre-Nursing freshman students who did not gain admission to the Basic BSN program after their first year of study. Up to five pre-nursing students will be offered automatic admission to the ASD program through the WHP-ASD pathway. Students on the WHP-ASD pathway must meet all of the following requirements to gain admission into the SON’s ASD BSN track in the semester following degree attainment:
- Completion of all nursing prerequisites as listed in the previous section under “Basic-BSN and ASD Competitive Admission Requirements”.
- A combined grade point average of 3.2 or higher in BIO 1200, BIO 2006, CHM 1040, CHM 2010, and PSY 1000.
- Completion of the B.S. in WHP with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.
- No repeated courses in the B.S. in WHP.
- Completion of CDS 3300 and CDS 3310 or BIO 3520, with a grade of C or higher.
- Completion of PSY 2250 with a grade of B- or higher.
- Adherence to Oakland University’s undergraduate admission requirements for second-degree students, including the completion of a second-degree application through Undergraduate Admissions.
BSN Degree Completion Sequence (RN-BSN Track)
Additional information for RN to BSN Plan of Study on SON Website
The School of Nursing offers an RN-BSN track for registered nurses with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) and who possess a valid and unrestricted RN license. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher from the student’s ADN program is required for unconditional admission to the RN-BSN track. Students seeking admission to the RN-BSN track must first apply to Oakland University through the OU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The School of Nursing will verify the applicant’s unrestricted RN license. Students admitted to the RN-BSN track will be required to meet all Oakland University general education requirements and should seek guidance regarding transcript evaluation and obtaining the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) through the School of Nursing Academic Advising office.
Applicants who have been dismissed from a BSN completion program or who have ever received two (or more) grades in nursing courses below B- must obtain SON permission to apply to the BSN Degree Completion Sequence (RN-BSN Track). For more information, contact SON Academic Advising.
The SON offers programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) degree. Graduates of the undergraduate program pre-licensure tracks (Basic-BSN and Accelerated Second-Degree BSN) are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. The following are the BSN tracks available at Oakland University.
For SON admission purposes, grades for courses taken at other academic institutions will be used to calculate a student’s pre-nursing GPA. Letter grades are converted as follows: A = 4.0, A- = 3.7, B+ = 3.3, B = 3.0, B- = 2.7
Schedule of Classes
Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.