With a small ratio of students per instructor, a simulation lab, great employment opportunities after graduation and a live NCLEX review, Redlands has one of the best nursing programs in the area.

The Redlands Nursing Program is a two-year program, with new classes beginning each Fall. After graduating with an Associate in Applied Science degree, you are eligible to take the NCLEX exam to become a registered nurse. If you are currently an LPN, you can begin the program in the Spring semester.

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 usually due by April 15 each year, but the date has been extended to May 1, 2020. LPN-RN applications are due by December 1 each year. Transfer applications are reviewed as received. Only the Nursing Admission Application is automatically submitted.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the Fall Nursing application period has been extended to may 1. 

Applicants who are unable to complete the following requirements by the extended deadline may be considered for conditional acceptance into the program and will be required to complete these requirements by Tuesday, July 30 by 5 p.m. to maintain full admission, if selected, into the nursing program:

All other application materials such as the online nursing application and all official transcripts can still be submitted to the nursing department via email or mail by the extended deadline to be considered for admission.

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

Jalelah Abdul-Raheem, Ph.D., RN, Interim 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. Her research focus is in cultural humility and cultural diversity.

Alena Boynton, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-121

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.

Kayla Easterling, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-110

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. 

Kylie Eaton, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-113

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.

Shelly Obendorf, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-112

Shelly Obendorf received a Master of Science in Nursing. She has been a registered nurse for over 30 years and has several years of experience in mental health. Shelly currently teaches Fundamentals in Nursing, Psychosocial Nursing, and Leadership and Management.

Ronda Warren, NP-C, RN, Professor of Nursing

A nurse for 15 years, Ronda Warren recently obtained a family nurse practitioner (FNP) certification and has previous experience in fetal medicine. She also has nursing experience in public health, home health and family care.  Rhonda has expanded her career as a nurse educator and is teaching Complex Adult Care.