Nursing Affiliation with Oakland University

Nursing is a much sought-after profession, and the nursing program admission process is highly competitive. In order to help our students enter this dynamic healthcare career, Albion College and Oakland University have formed a partnership for students committed to this profession.

This partnership will allow Albion students who wish to pursue nursing to have the excellent liberal arts education that Albion provides along with the ability to become a registered nurse about a year after graduation. Albion students take a series of prerequisite courses, each requiring specific grades, and take three nursing courses at Oakland University. These courses are available on-line and most students take them during summer break. Students are still eligible to complete a major of their own choosing.

Students will also complete an application to Oakland University's program, along with a personal interview. And since Oakland University has three start times during the year, there is flexibility as to when the student begins the program. Once there, students take 12 calendar months worth of nursing courses and participate in clinical experiences. The student will then graduate from Oakland University with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree and is eligible to sit for the NCLEX exam.

Albion Courses to complete:

  • Biology 195, 210, 314, 341 and 332
  • Chemistry 121, 123 and 211
  • Math 125 or 141
  • Psychology 101 and 251
  • Any Philosophy course

Please see the Institute for Healthcare Professions for more information on this program, along with the grade requirements and other advising information.