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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.

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September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2
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September 21
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September 22
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July 31
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October 5
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October 10
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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
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