Nursing Program

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 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.

All application materials must be submitted by the due dates above to be considered for admission into the program. If you have any questions, contact Lena Holding at or call 405.422.6224.


Accreditation and Compliance

Click on the following links for Redlands Community College Nursing Program's accreditation and approval status.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing


Oklahoma Board of Nursing

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



Nursing Program Outcomes 

Redlands Community College nursing program will graduate cohorts who:

  1. Maintain school first time pass rate within 10% of the National pass rate from graduate on an annual basis.
  2. Obtain employment at an annual rate of 85% or higher within 6 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, 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.

Monica Bowie, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-110

Brittney Brewington, BSN, RN, Instructor of Nursing
Office: OE-112
Brittney Brewington 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.

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.

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.

Morgan Lucas, MSN, RN, Professor of Nursing
Office: OE-111

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.

Kayla Zimmerman, 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. 

Lena Holding, Administrative Assistant for Nursing and Allied Health 
Office: OE-117

Lena Holding received her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2018 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She has experience in hospital administration and human resources. Lena handles a variety of the nursing and allied health department needs. From the application processes, all of the way through the completion of our students becoming RN’s, she is who you can look to for guidance and answers throughout your journey.