Dec 03, 2023  

Nursing - Traditional Nursing Pathway, A.A.S.

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This nursing degree program provides the educational background you need for entry into nursing practice as a Registered Nurse.  Credits earned in this program may apply toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. Program graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The Program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. The Associate Nursing Program at Oklahoma City Community College located in Oklahoma City, OK is accredited by the: 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. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at Applicants with certain felony convictions may not be eligible to test for licensure. An initial determination of eligibility for licensure petition from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing can be accessed for a fee at

Program Notes

Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog. 

++Special Admissions Procedures: All Health Professions students are required to submit a nationwide background and pre-placement drug testing prior to clinical/fieldwork. More information will be distributed upon acceptance into your respected program. AUAs and LPNs with positive drug screen results must be reported to the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. 

Graduates of the nursing program must also meet the requirements of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for licensure, which include but are not limited to criminal history search and passing the licensure exam.

Minimum of 71-72 Credit Hours

*16-week course offered during two 8-week terms

Course Grouping

A grade of “C” must be achieved in all courses required for this degree with the exception of POLSC 1113  and HIST 1483  or HIST 1493  (a grade of “D” is minimum for these courses.)

Major Courses

(36 credit hours)

(All Nursing major courses have pre and co-requisite courses which are listed with the course descriptions in this catalog. These courses also have clinical components that require purchase of liability insurance, immunizations and health records, registration and payment for myClinicalExchange, a clinical uniform, extensive background checks and transportation to clinical sites.)

General Education Courses

(19-20 credit hours)

Life Skills Courses

(3 credit hours)

Support Courses

(13 credit hours)

Term 10

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