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Did you know that by 2020, the United States will face an estimated shortage of 800,000 nurses?*  What an exciting time to become a nurse!

Oakton’s rigorous nursing curriculum prepares students for a variety of health care settings – and graduates enjoy a 98 percent pass rate on the licensure exam.

Courses include a combination of classroom and clinical experiences. Classes typically meet at the Des Plaines campus, and students enrich their learning through the clinical experience offered in a variety of health care settings throughout the community.

Because nursing is a limited admission program, applications are accepted by appointment only.

For more information, contact Jennifer Crowley, health career advisor, at 847.635.1844 or


*Journal of the American Medical Association


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Oakton's Educational Foundation offers several scholarships for students in health and nursing programs.
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Each of the health career programs at Oakton has additional medical requirements. This can include TB testing, blood work and/or proof of Hepatitis B vaccination. Please contact Health Services for more information.

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November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

December 24 - January 3
College closed.

January 11
Faculty return for spring 2016 semester.

January 15
Winterim classes end.

January 18
Martin Luther King holiday. College closed.

January 19
Spring 2016 semester classes begin.

January 20
Winterim faculty grading due.

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