Oakland Community College

News and Information:

Highland Lakes Campus
- Student Center Arena
April 22 (Wednesday) @ 6:30 PM
June 18 (Thursday) @ 6:30 PM
Royal Oak Campus
- Theatre (D-Bldg)
March 19 (Thursday) @6:30 PM
Royal Oak Campus
- Rooms B249 & 251
May 20 (Wednesday) at 6:30 PM
No appointment necessary. Space is limited, so come alone. All sessions are approximately two hours long. The student will complete an Attendance Scantron, distributed at the beginning of the session; latecomers may stay for the session but will not receive an Attendance Scantron. Please bring a pencil. Any changes or cancellation notices will be posted here.

Nursing Applications
The Department of Nursing is currently accepting Priority I and Priority II applications for the Associate Degree Nursing program, for both the Traditional Track (ADN) and the Transitional LPN to ADN Track (TPN). Admission to the program occurs through a selection process. Additional information regarding application, deadlines, and selection can be found in the Admission Guide below (For Priority I and II details, see p. 6.)

HESI A2 Cancellation Policy
Additional information as been added to the below admission guide. The additional information explains the HESI A2 Admission Test policy regarding cancellation of the scheduled exam date. Please see guide for details.

HESI-A2 Exam Price Increase
Please note that the price of the HESI-A2 Exam has increased to $65, effective July 1, 2014.

OCC Nursing Program Outcomes
For the academic year 2013-2014, the Associate Degree Nursing Program demonstrated evidence of achievement in meeting the following program outcomes:

  • Performance on licensure exam: 92.05% NCLEX-RN passing rate on the first attempt (national mean = 86.19%) (June 2014)

  • Program Completion: 87% completed the program within 150% of the length of the program (May 2013)

  • Program Satisfaction: 100% of OCC Associate Degree Nursing graduates were satisfied with the quality of education and 87% stated they were "prepared for current position" (April 2013); In addition, 60% of employers stated that OCC graduates were equally or better prepared than those of other nursing programs (June 2011)

  • Job Placement: 90% of graduates are employed as Registered Nurses within nine months after passing the NCLEX-RN (April 2013)

Exciting New Partnership Offers OCC Nursing Grads Pathway to BSN

OCC Nursing graduates will now have the opportunity to transfer directly to Wayne State University's College of Nursing. The BSN completion program is offered at their Farmington Hills campus. See requirements for admission, details of the program, and contact information in this brochure. Students who have not graduated yet with an Associate Degree in Nursing from OCC can speak to one of the OCC counselors at the Highland Lakes (248.942.3050) or Southfield Campus (248.233.2750) about this opportunity.

Oakland Community College received Stellar School status in 2013 from the National Student Nurse Association. Read all about it.

Effective May 6, 2013, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC)--the accrediting body for our Associate Degree Nursing program--is now named Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Please see their website for details, www.acenursing.org/

The Oakland Community College Department of Nursing is pleased to announce that their 2013 annual report was approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing without any changes.

Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
(ACEN, formerly NLNAC)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta GA, 30326
(f) 404.975.5020
The nursing programs have full approval from:

Michigan Board of Nursing
PO Box 30670
Lansing MI, 48909-8170

Contact Us

Highland Lakes Nursing Office  
Phone: 248.942.3333   |   Fax: 248.942.3338
Southfield Campus Nursing Office  
Phone: 248.233.2914   |   Fax: 248.233.2913