Nursing Program

The online nursing application is now available for generic admission. Generic student applications are received and reviewed for Fall admissions only. LPN-RN student applications are received and reviewed for Spring admissions only. All other required materials such as the OSBI background check, official transcripts, and ATI TEAS scores should be emailed to the Nursing Program or placed in the mailbox outside of the Nursing and Allied Health office to maintain social distancing and ensure obtainment of your documents accurately. If you would like to drop of materials in person, we ask that you contact the Nursing Program or Dr. Jalelah Abdul-Raheem via email or phone 405.422.6224 prior to your arrival and schedule a day or time.
This is notification that students have the option to submit application materials and admission in the program is subject to change based on board approval. 

Review the Nursing Admission Requirements for admission policies on Generic Applications, Transfer Applications and LPN-RN Applications. Redlands Community College Nursing Program admits one group or cohort per year. Generic applications are due by March 15 each year for priority admission consideration. (application remains open until April 15 for late applications) LPN-RN applications are due by December 1 each year. Transfer applications are reviewed as received. Only the Nursing Admission Application is automatically submitted.

Nursing Program Application Period and Deadlines:

  • Generic Fall Admissions (apply between January 1 to March 15 for priority admission consideration. Application closes April 15.)
    Deadline: March 15 by 5 p.m. for priority admission, application closes April 15 at 5 p.m. 
  • LPN-RN Spring Admission (apply between September 1 to December 1)

Applications received outside of the date ranges will not be reviewed until the designated time frames.


Accreditation and Compliance

The associate nursing program at Redlands Community College at the main campus of Redlands Community College located in El Reno, Oklahoma is accredited by the: 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Oklahoma Board of Nursing

2915 N Classen, Ste. 524
OKC, OK   73106
TEL: 405.962.1800 FAX: 405.962.1821

The Redlands Community College nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:
1.    A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
2.    A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
3.    Admission into the United States in refugee status;
4.    A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
5.    Approved deferred action status; or 
6.    A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.

The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made. Potential applicants to state-approved education programs, with a criminal history, may obtain a determination of eligibility for licensure or certification from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for a fee. The determination of eligibility for licensure petition can be accessed at


Nursing Program Outcomes 

Redlands Community College nursing program will graduate cohorts who:

  1. Maintain 80% or greater for all first-time test-takers; or 80% or greater for all first-time test-takers and repeaters; or at or above the national/territorial mean based on the nursing program type.
  2. Obtain employment at an annual rate of 85% or higher within eight months of graduation.
  3. Achieve all course objectives in cognitive, psychomotor and affective domain throughout the program.

Nursing Program Student Learning Outcomes 

1. Professional Behaviors: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate demonstrates leadership and commitment to the profession of nursing through personal and professional responsibility. This includes accountability for her/his professional, legal, and ethical practice in a variety of healthcare settings. 

2. Communication: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will utilize therapeutic communication to demonstrate caring, respect, compassion, and cultural awareness. 

3. Assessment: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate gathers and documents information from multiple sources to establish a foundation for the provision of holistic nursing care. 

4. Clinical Decision Making: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate utilizes knowledge from sciences, humanities and nursing to develop critical thinking, evidence based practice, and problem solving skills in making clinical decisions.  

5. Caring Interventions: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will exhibit caring behaviors through cultural awareness, nurturing, compassion, acceptance, respect, and instilling hope & trust in order to promote individualized holistic care. 
The RCC Nursing graduate will identify, perform, and document accurate, competent, and safe nursing care. 
6. Teaching and Learning: 
The RCC Nursing Graduate will utilize concepts of teaching and learning to facilitate informed decision making, and support self-care activities through evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The RCC Nursing Graduate will understand the value of lifelong learning.  

7. Safety:
The RCC Nursing graduate will identify, perform, and document accurate, competent, and safe nursing care.
8. Collaboration:
The RCC Nursing Graduate will participate in the team approach to holistic, client centered care across health care settings. 
9. Managing Care: 
The RCC Graduate will utilize available resources to plan, organize, and direct the healthcare team to assist the clients’ transition within the healthcare settings.

Jalelah Abdul-Raheem, Ph.D., RN, CNE, BCCS, CHSE, Department Head for Nursing and Allied Health and Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-115

Jalelah Abdul-Raheem received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009, a Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2010, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Education in 2015.  Her teaching experience includes undergraduate and graduate instruction in nursing programs. Jalelah also has administrative experience in education, serving in previous roles as coordinator and a director in nursing programs. She has taught in various course such as Complex Adult Health, Pediatrics, Leadership and Management, and Community, and has clinical expertise in Adult Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, Home Health and Case Management. She is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and a Certified Simulation Healthcare Educator (CHSE). Her research focus is in cultural humility and cultural diversity.

Monica Bowie, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-112

Monica Bowie's registered nursing career has spanned more than 20 years and includes experience in oncology, medical-surgical, nurse consultant for a national hospital accrediting organization, and Federal and State hospital surveyor. She earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from OSU-OKC, Bachelor's in Nursing from Southern Nazarene University, and a Master's in Nursing with an emphasis in education from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at OKWU. Monica is a member of the American Nurses Association, Oklahoma Nurses Association and Oncology Nursing Society. She also serves as a board member of Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Lauren Newell, BSN, RN, PCCN, TNCC, Instructor of Nursing
Office: OE-113

Lauren Newell has worked as both a critical care and emergency nurse over the past five years. She received her BSN through OUHSC in 2018. She is nationally certified as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse as well as TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) Certified. Lauren is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society. Lauren is currently enrolled and completing coursework in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program through Texas Woman’s University. She loves spending time at home farming and doing family activities.   


NASNTI Part A Cooperative Grant Staff

Dorothea Holyan, M.Ed.
Director for the NASNTI Part A Cooperative Grant 
Office: OE-137

Dorothea Holyan received her Masters of Education in 2022 and her Bachelors of Science in 2020, both from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is a full-blood Native American, has grown up in rural Oklahoma, and has worked within the tribal communities for over 20 years. She worked in tribal healthcare at the Clinton Indian Hospital for 2 years. She is passionate about Native American representation within the health care workforce and is committed to the success of the NASNTI grant within the Nursing Programs at both Redlands Community College and Western Oklahoma State College. 

Danaee Wiglesworth, ADN, RN
Success Coach for the NSANTI Part A Cooperative Grant
Office: OE-122

Danaee received her Associate of Science in Nursing in 2017, her medical background consists of over 10 years of allied health in different fields of healthcare. Upon relocating to Oklahoma she worked as a charge on a Pediatric and Woman services unit. In the past recent years she spent traveling to hospitals in OKC areas aiding in COVID-19 units and working with public health clinics throughout Oklahoma City’s Health Departments, running testing and vaccines centers. She is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing Informatics. As someone who started her career with certificates, at a community college, and currently still pursuing her career goals she is passionate about education promotion, and student success. 

Haley Seibold
Outreach Specialist for the NASNTI Part A Cooperative Grant 
Office: OE-138

A home-grown success story, Haley Siebold received an Associate of Science in Nursing in 2018 from Redlands Community College. After graduation, Haley applied her training through work experience in the local healthcare field. This included positions at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center and SSM Healthplex in El Reno, along with experience working under a Physician Assistant. A mother and wife, Haley enjoys spending time with family and pets. She is passionate about the Redlands Nursing Program and the opportunities that it gives the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Post-Graduation Options

Students who complete our nursing program can go right out and begin working as an RN, or may also choose to continue their education with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a four-year institution. Redlands has a transfer credit agreement with Northwestern Oklahoma State College that can help you get a leg up on your BSN.

Credit is available for these NWOSU classes, when you have taken comparable classes at Redlands:

  • 1820 Nutrition
  • 3123 Human Life Span
  • 3184 Anatomy
  • 3502 Medical Terminology
  • 3013 Introduction to Nursing Care and Skills
  • 3037 Nursing Care of the Adult I
  • 3003 Holistic Assessment
  • 3103 Pharmacology and Nursing Care
  • 3337 Nursing Care of the Adult II
  • 3147 Nursing Care of the Family
  • 3226 Nursing Care in Mental Health
  • TOTAL: 48 Hours

Required NWOSU courses that can be waived:

  • 1011 Leadership
  • 1113 Personal Finance
  • TOTAL: 6 hours

Classes at NWOSU you can enroll in concurrently while finishing your Redlands Nursing Degree:

  • 3033 Pathophysiology
  • 4333 Professional Issues
  • TOTAL: 6 hours