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 Charli Mackey 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 Charli Mackey 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 April 15 each year. 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 April 15)
Deadline: April 15 by 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
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
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 http://nursing.ok.gov/initialdeterm.pdf.
Nursing Program Outcomes
Redlands Community College nursing program will graduate cohorts who:
- Maintain school first time pass rate within 10% of the National pass rate from graduate on an annual basis.
- Obtain employment at an annual rate of 85% or higher within 6 months of graduation.
- 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.
The RCC Nursing Graduate will utilize therapeutic communication to demonstrate caring, respect, compassion, and cultural awareness.
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.
The RCC Nursing graduate will identify, perform, and document accurate, competent, and safe nursing care.
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, Department Head for Nursing and Allied Health and Professor of Nursing
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. Her research focus is in cultural humility and cultural diversity.
Brittney Bernstein, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Brittney Bernstein worked as a pediatric nurse for several years at OU Children’s Hospital. She has experience as both a charge nurse and supervisor. She earned two undergraduate degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Zoology/Biomedical Sciences from the University of Oklahoma. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She will be getting married next year in the mountains of Montana near her hometown, and she loves to spoil her fur-babies.
Monica Bowie, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
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.
Alena Boynton, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Alena Boynton acquired a BSN at Langston University in 2013. She has worked in different fields of nursing which include Long Term Acute Care units (LTAC) and Intensive Care Units (ICU) for the past 5 years. She also has experience in management as a house supervisor at a LTAC facility in Oklahoma City, OK. She began a master’s degree program for nurse practitioner in the Spring 2019.
Kylie Eaton, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
A graduate of the Redlands Community College Nursing Program, Kylie Eaton holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education. Her expertise is in a perioperative setting with a specialty in neurology. She has taught Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult Health, Psychosocial Nursing, Leadership and Management, and Pharmacology. Her research focus is on moulage, applying mock injuries, in the nursing simulation setting.
Kayla Zimmerman, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Kayla Easterling received her Associate of Science in Nursing from Oklahoma City Community College in 2014, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 and a Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2018 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has worked full time at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City since earning her associate degree and has specialized in pediatrics and children’s health.
Charli Mackey, Administrative Assistant for Nursing and Allied Health
- Nursing Admission Requirements
- Nursing Program Application
- Nursing Program Costs
- Nursing Licensure (Title IV Compliance)
- Admission Points Calculation
- Nursing Student Handbook
- Physical Requirements & ADA Information
- TEAS Exam
- Student Achievement Data
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Current BLS CPR Certification Healthcare Providers
• CPR from American Heart Association (AHA) is required