Redlands Community College Nursing Program Review
Redlands Community College (RCC) is based in El Reno, Oklahoma. Other campuses include the Royse Ranch Campus, Darlington Agriculture Education and Research Center, and the Equine Center. Redlands Community College was founded in 1938, and awards certificates and associate’s degrees to over 2,000 students. Redlands Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The nursing program at Redlands Community College graduated its first students in 1981. The ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program at Redlands Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Nursing specific scholarship opportunities are available at Redlands Community College.
Redlands Community College Undergraduate Nursing Programs
AAS (Associate in Applied Science) in Nursing
The AAS in Nursing program at Redlands Community College prepares students to become Registered Nurses (RNs). Students must make a separate application to the nursing program after being accepted to Redlands Community College. Admission requirements to the AAS in Nursing program include a satisfactory score on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills), a minimum GPA of 2.5 and passing of all general education and nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher. Prerequisite courses include a chemistry course with a lab component.
The nursing program offers classes divided into three areas-theory, laboratory and clinical. Recent additions to the nursing program include a simulation laboratory.
The AAS in Nursing program can be completed in 2 years or longer if part-time study is desired. Upon completion of the nursing program, students are eligible to take the National Council for Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses, NCLEX-RN, to become an RN. Past graduates of the nursing program have NCLEX-RN pass rates above 90%. Students receive an AAS in Nursing after successfully completing the program, which is a type of ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) specifically for nurses who prefer to go directly into a nursing career rather than pursuing a four year degree.
Advanced Placement Option
LPNs (Licensed Practical Nurses) and Paramedics may be awarded academic credit for some portion of the AAS in Nursing program. Admission requirements for LPNs to the Advanced Placement Option include a valid Oklahoma LPN license and at least one year of practice as an LPN in addition to the general nursing admission requirements. Paramedics should also have an Oklahoma Paramedic license and have at least one year of practical experience prior to entering the program in addition to the general requirements for the AAS in Nursing. Upon completion of the Advanced Placement Option, LPNs and Paramedics earn an AAS in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.
Student Nurses Association (SNA) at Redlands Community College
The Student Nurses Association at Redlands Community College promotes networking and partnership among nursing students in Oklahoma. Students have the opportunity to interact with peers and faculty in addition to members of the Student Nurse Association in other AAS in Nursing programs in Oklahoma through meetings and conferences.
Redlands Community College
1300 S Country Club Road,
El Reno, OK 73036-5304