Extended Degree - Associate in Applied Science (NUR.APP) Highland Lakes Campus
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum is a 72 credit-hour program that leads to an associate in applied science degree and prepares the graduates to provide
direct nursing care at a beginning staff level in a variety of health care settings. Successful completion of the program requirements qualifies the students to apply to take the
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Satisfactory achievement on this examination qualifies the graduates for licensure as Registered Nurses (RN s).
Anyone who has been convicted of a felony may not be eligible for licensure.
The course of study combines general education in the humanities and the biological, behavioral and social sciences with instruction in the theory and practice of
nursing. Students must first be admitted to the college and must designate nursing (NUR) as their curriculum. Registration in the nursing courses is possible only after the student is
admitted to the nursing program through a selection process based on a system of priorities.
Basic eligibility requirements include:
- High school graduation or GED.
- Completion of BIO 1570 (or BIO 2710), BIO 2630 and BIO 2640 with a grade of 'C' or better within five years of the start of the fall nursing courses. The five-year period dates
from the session during which the course was taken and closes at the first session in which the student is enrolled in the nursing program.
- Attendance at a nursing information session.
- HESI admission assessment (A2) exam completed at OCC. Score in the 75th percentile or higher on both the Reading Comprehension and Math exams, achieved in the same
testing session. One retake permitted; fee each attempt.
Requirements and procedures for admission may be found on the nursing website at www.oaklandcc.edu/nursing. Students who meet the
basic eligibility admission requirements and apply by the deadline will be included in the selection process. All requirements must be completed by DECEMBER 15 of the
year preceding intended enrollment in the nursing program. Notification of the selection decision will be sent by mail by MARCH 15. Fall 2014 Admission
Selection and Later: Students will be scored on three criteria: GPA of the required supportive English and Biology courses, the number of required supportive English and
Biology courses repeated, and the number of required supportive English and Biology courses transferred to OCC.
Students must obtain a grade of 'C' or better in all currently required college courses and a 'B-' grade or better in all nursing program courses for an Associate in Applied Science
in order to be certified as eligible to write the NCLEX-RN. The policies and regulations regarding admission, progression and retention in the nursing program, as well as
certification, licensure qualifications and legal limitations of license are outlined in the Nursing Student Handbook which is provided to each student enrolled in the nursing program.
All these provisions are also explained in the information sessions prior to admission to the program. In addition to the tuition, nursing students incur extra costs such as liability
insurance, pre-admission health examination, uniforms, supplies, travel, pins and licensure application.
The ADN program is accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, ph: 404.975.5000,
http://www.acenursing.org and has full approval of the Michigan Board of Nursing. Note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may preclude eligibility for
licensure. For more information contact the Michigan Board of Nursing (ph: 517.335.0918).
The Nursing program is designed as a full-time program. Prior to selection in the nursing program, students may elect part-time study as they complete the required supportive and
general education courses.
A mandatory criminal history check including fingerprints will be conducted on all students selected to the Nursing program prior to the start of the program, at the student's cost. 1)
Conviction of a felony or any attempt to commit a felony within the 15 years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or 2) conviction of a misdemeanor within the
10 years immediately preceding the criminal history check, will preclude eligibility for admission. In addition, all selected students must have a drug screening test prior to the
start of the program. A student’s full record will be reviewed. For details contact the Nursing Department at 248.942.3333.