Nursing admission guide Essay

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Table of Contents
Overview of Nursing Program and Tracks ..................................................................................................... 1
Background Check, Fingerprinting, and Drug Screen ................................................................................... 1-2
Important Dates ................................................................................................................................................... 2
Minimum Admission Requirements ..................................................................................................................... 3
Information Sessions ............................................................................................................................................ 4
Admission Testing ................................................................................................................................................. 4-5
Selection Procedures ........................................................................................................................................... 6
Calculation Sheet ................................................................................................................................................. 7
Program Costs ...................................................................................................................................................... 8-9
Additional Information and Resources ............................................................................................................. 10-11

Overview of Nursing Program and Tracks
Thank you for your interest in the nursing program of Oakland Community College (OCC). The nursing program at OCC is rigorous and incorporates a variety of experiences. A typical week for a student might include 3-4 hours of theory lecture on Monday, two 8-hour clinical shifts in an agency setting (day or evening; some weekend rotations may be required), and three hours of lab on another day of the week. For detailed information regarding the nursing program
(including policies, clinical sites, and immunization requirements) please see the Nursing Student
Handbook, which is available on the nursing website.
Oakland Community College offers an associate degree nursing program, which contains three tracks: The traditional track (ADN), the RNE ladder, and the transitional LPN to ADN track (TPN).
Tracks

Degree

Nursing
Background

License
Eligibility*

Campus

ADN Traditional
Track

Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

None

RN

Highland
Lakes

RNE Track
(offered in even years only)
TPN Track

Associate in Applied Science, Second Year
Nursing Completion Modified Career
Ladder
Associate in Applied Science, Transitional
LPN to ADN Track

OCC PNE program
RN
Southfield graduate and Michigan
LPN Licensure
Non-OCC PN graduate RN
Southfield
and Michigan LPN
Licensure
*Upon successful program completion, must pass licensing examination to become licensed as a Registered Nurse
(RN).

Students interested in nursing should meet with a counselor for an unofficial checklist (at the Highland Lakes or Southfield Campus) and attend an information session (see page 4) as early as possible.
Each program or track includes minimum admission requirements that must be completed in order to be eligible to apply to the program. Because there are typically more applicants each year than seats available, applicants who meet the requirements are not guaranteed admission.
Applicants are considered for admission based on the selection processes outlined in this guide.
The nursing department does not maintain a waiting list. Therefore, students who are not accepted must reapply.

Background Check, Fingerprinting and Drug Screen
ADMISSION
After selection is completed, those students who have been invited to the nursing program will be granted conditional admittance…