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.

This is a limited enrollment program.

Applications to the nursing program are accepted online at Please note that applicants must complete a series of prerequisites in order to be considered for admission to the program.

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

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For more information, contact:
Julie Rosenberg


*Journal of the American Medical Association


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Oakton's Educational Foundation offers several scholarships for students in health and nursing programs; apply through AcademicWorks.
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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.