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RNs can begin work on NIU bachelor’s degrees at Oakton Community College in summer 2012

November 7, 2011

Photo of nursesNurses who live or work near Oakton Community College soon will be able to earn an NIU bachelor’s degree at Oakton Community College.

NIU is expanding its regional credit programming by offering a bachelor of science degree in nursing at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus starting in summer 2012.

“We are thrilled to work with Oakton faculty and staff to provide their RN graduates with a smooth pathway to advanced studies,” says Meryl Sussman, NIU’s director of Off-Campus Programming for Adults. The BS in nursing is tailored toward RNs who have current licenses and are seeking to expand their careers or move into leadership roles, Sussman says.

The program also was designed to help nurses fit their career development goals into their already busy lives. The course meets one evening per week and requires only 31 semester hours of NIU course work.

“The program maximizes the credits earned at the associate degree level while adding the health care sector leadership knowledge that is so much in demand today,” Sussman says.

Nurses interested in learning more about the BS in nursing at Oakton are invited to attend an information session with representatives from NIU’s School of Nursing and Health Studies and Oakton Community College at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus.

The information session will be held between 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Business Conference Center’s lower level dining area.

No advanced registration is required for this information session. Attendees are welcome to stop in at their convenience.

For more information on the BS in Nursing program, which is also offered at NIU’s DeKalb campus and at various locations throughout the region, call (815) 753-6557.