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Nursing

Nursing

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 Lynn Dykstra, nursing program advisor, at 847.376.7207 or ldykstra@oakton.edu.

 

*Journal of the American Medical Association

 

Announcements
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Oakton's Educational Foundation offers several scholarships for students in health and nursing programs.
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BIO 111 register for BIO 244; BIO 131 register for BIO 231; BIO 132 register for BIO 232; BIO 151 register for BIO 251.

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This fall, Oakton nursing students can take advantage of a unique partnership with the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago.
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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.

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

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October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

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