The Oakland Community College Department of Nursing welcomes you! Please see information below regarding our information sessions and news about our program.

Revised Editions Now Posted

Both our revised admission guide and our revised nursing student handbook are now available in the related links. If you are interested in applying to the nursing program and you started your prerequisites prior to fall 2017, please visit a counselor at the Highland Lakes or Southfield Campus to determine your options. Call to schedule a nursing checklist appointment: (248) 942-3050 for Highland Lakes or (248) 233-2750 for Southfield.

Nursing Program Information Sessions

In order to apply to the program, attendance at an information session is mandatory. Sessions last two hours and you do not need an appointment to attend. Bring a pencil and your OCC ID number with you. Your attendance will be recorded only if you arrive on time and stay for the entire session. Occasionally we must cancel, move, or add information sessions. For updates, please check this page prior to attending.

Upcoming Information Sessions

  • September 14, 2017, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • October 11, 2017, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • November 9, 2017, 6:30 pm, Southfield Campus - Rooms A201 and A202
  • November 29, 2017, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • March 13, 2018, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • April 18, 2018, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • May 16, 2018, 6:30 pm, Highland Lakes Campus - Student Center Arena
  • June 12, 2018, 6:30 pm, Royal Oak Campus - D Building Theatre

Nursing Program Outcomes

The Associate Degree Nursing Program demonstrated evidence of achievement in meeting the following program outcomes:

  • Performance on licensure exam: 95% NCLEX-RN passing rate on the first attempt compared to a national mean of 83% for the period October 2016 - March 2017
  • Program Completion: 83% completed the program within 150% of the length of the program for students who entered the program in 2015-2016 and graduated in 2016-2017.
  • Program Satisfaction: 95% of OCC Associate Degree Nursing graduates reported the quality of education was very good to excellent, July 2017. “The OCC Nursing program is a great program and helped me learn a lot of things relevant to my chosen profession.” (2016-2017 Graduate)
  • Job Placement: 100% of graduates are employed in the nursing profession after passing the NCLEX-RN (July 2017) “This was a great program, and I feel ready to become a Registered Nurse. The amount of clinical hours we had for this program was tremendous and made me feel ready by the time I graduated to become an RN. Thanks so much!” (2016-2017 Graduate)

BSN Completion for Grads

Oakland Community College has developed nursing program articulation agreements with several universities. These agreements are designed to facilitate ease of transfer for OCC ADN graduates and to give them opportunities to complete a BSN degree in an educationally sound, expeditious, and cost-effective manner. More information about these programs can be obtained from the Counseling department or from the university websites.

Current articulations with colleges offering RN to BSN programs for OCC students include Chamberlain College of Nursing, Davenport University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Michigan State University, Oakland University* (Bachelor of Science), Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan-Flint, University of Phoenix, and Wayne State University.

Additional articulations in progress include Concordia University-Ann Arbor, Madonna University, University of Detroit Mercy, and Western Michigan University.

Stellar School

Oakland Community College received Stellar School status for 2013 - 2018 from the National Student Nurse Association.

Contact Information

Highland Lakes Nursing Office
Phone (248) 942-3333
Fax (248) 942-3338

Southfield Nursing Office
Phone (248) 233-2914
Fax (248) 233-2913