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. 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.

Program Outcomes

  • Success rate on NCLEX-RN for 2015 Oakton graduates is 89%.
  • 92-95% of admitted nursing students are awarded Associate Degrees between the academic years 2009 to 2014.

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

R.N. to B.S. in Nursing Completion Options

For more information, contact:
Sue Deahr
Des Plaines Enrollment Center


Julie Rosenberg
Skokie Enrollment Center


*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.