Oakwood University

School of Nursing & Health Professions

Nursing Programs

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.

Admission

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
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

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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Program accreditations: NLNAC
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
03/01/2005 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio13:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Seventh Day Adventists
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate74%

Admissions

48%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading390 to 520
SAT: Math360 to 490
ACT Composite16 to 21
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$26,427

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$24,898
30k to 48k$24,833
48k to 75k$26,833
75k to 110k$25,367
Over 110k$19,508
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Financial Aid & Loan

84%

Recipients

$4,336

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

53%

Recipients

$2,352

Average Amount

Pell grants

71%

Recipients

$3,648

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

1,740

Undergrads

54

Graduates

1,050

Women

744

Men

93%

Full-time

7%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
86%
Non-resident alien
6%
Hispanic
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
White
1%
Asian
0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Two or more races
0%

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Oakwood University
7000 Adventist Blvd NW
Huntsville, AL 35896
(256) 726-7000