April 5, 2024

Schoolcraft College, Oakland University team up to create bridge program to students to earn Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The two institutions have signed an agreement to allow students who attend Schoolcraft College easily transition to Oakland University to complete their BSN degree.

Students looking to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) have a new pathway thanks to the creation of a bridge program between Schoolcraft College and Oakland University.

The newly-created program provides a smooth transition for Schoolcraft College students to earn their BSN at Oakland University. This effort allows students to reduce the overall cost of obtaining a BSN degree by attending Schoolcraft College for two years to complete their ADN before transferring to Oakland University to finish a BSN.

“We are excited for this opportunity to work collaboratively with Schoolcraft to smooth the transition for students seeking their BSN at Oakland University,” said April Powell-Thomas, Oakland University School of Nursing’s Director of Advising and Student Services.

Students qualify for the pathway by earning an associate degree in nursing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, pass the NCLEX and satisfy the requirements for ENG 102: Composition II. It is encouraged that students also complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement requirements at Schoolcraft, which fulfills general education requirements for Oakland University.

“This completion program is another great opportunity for our students to further their education and help achieve their goals,” said Dr. Laurie Kattuah-Snyder, Chief Student Services Officer at Schoolcraft College. “Partnering with a premier institution such as Oakland University is a win-win for both our institutions. I am excited at the opportunities this program will offer for our students.”

Students who satisfy the ADN, complete MTA and pass the NCLEX can receive up to 92 credits toward their BSN degree at OU. The remaining 32 credits of nursing courses have a flat rate of $9,995, making Oakland one of the most affordable BSN completion sequences in the State of Michigan.

 “OU School of Nursing alumni who have completed their BSN are prepared to elevate their careers and begin their dream jobs,” said Kim Holka, DNP, MSA, RN, CNE, PHNA-BC, Oakland University School of Nursing’s Special Instructor and RN-BSN Coordinator. “Come join us and expand your career opportunities!”

For more information regarding the RN-BSN program at Oakland University, visit oakland.edu/nursing/undergraduate-program/rn-BSN.

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