Glen Oaks Nursing Department
Information for prospective and current students:
Oaks Community College offers a Laddered Associate of Applied Science in
Nursing Degree Program. The Laddered program consists of Level I (Practical
Nurse Program) and Level II (Registered Nurse Program). The course sequences for
both Level I and Level II may be found in the Packet material.
Laddered program is designed to provide for the educational needs of students
with varying backgrounds, capabilities, ambitions and career intentions. This
design also facilitates preparation of nurses with differing competencies to
meet the variety of employment needs within the surrounding community.
of Level I are awarded a Practical Nurse Certificate and are eligible to apply
for LPN Licensure. Students may exit the program after completing Level I and
return if they meet readmission criteria. Students progressing in a continuous
sequence to Level II must meet continuation requirements. Currently licensed
practical nurses that were educated at other institutions may enter Level II.
LPNs must meet nursing program admission criteria and have the prerequisites
needed for required courses in the curriculum.