Oakwood University

School of Nursing & Health Professions

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit


BSN Program

The Bachelor of Science Nursing generic program at Oakwood is meant to train students who desire to become Registered Nurses. The program runs for four years, key emphasis is on both general and nursing knowledge. A four semester program that ensures a student has a total of 132 hours upon completion.


Due to the competitive nature of the BSN Program, admission to the university does not guarantee admission to the Program. The requirements include: university cumulative GPA 3.00 or above on a 4.0 scale, ACT composite score of 17 or above, or SAT composite score of 840 or above, satisfactory completion of developmental courses, identified by low ACT/SAT scores, “C” (2.00) or above and demonstrated reading level at 12th grade, as indicated through diagnostic testing by the Center for Academic Success (CAS).

Anybody having two failures (C- or less) in the hard sciences (biology, chemistry) or two failures in previous nursing course is not eligible for admission to the nursing program. To make students excellent in their professional careers as Registered Nurses, Oakwood’s curriculum is integrated in a unique manner.

Applicants are advised to consult the Department of Nursing Advisor for more guidelines.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Program Name: Generic BSN
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.6%
Average number of students tested annually: 17
Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Oakwood University as reported by Alabama state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 22 86.4 90.26
2011 10 100 88.43
2010 18 94.4 85.21
2009 7 100 89.47

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Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896