May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Nursing Program - Nursing Career Ladder Pathway, A.A.S.

This nursing degree program is designed to meet the needs of a student who is currently a licensed LPN or Oklahoma-licensed paramedic who would like to earn registered nurse status. The Career Ladder Pathway recognizes the previous educational experiences of licensed practical nurses and Oklahoma licensed paramedics by providing Advanced Standing Credit opportunities. 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

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 70-71 Credit Hours

* Indicates this course is considered a pre-requisite which must be completed prior to taking NUR 1413 - Nursing Transitions

** Indicates selective admissions required

Microbiology (BIO 2125 or BIO 2124) must be completed prior to enrolling in NUR 2535 - Nursing Process III - Medical Surgical Nursing III

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)

Credit for prior learning requirements include awarding of 15 credit hours that must be validated by successful completion of 12 or more semester hours at the awarding institutions before being placed on the student’s official transcript. This credit for prior learning awards 15 credit hours for NUR 1519 (Nursing Process I), NUR 1524 (Nursing Process II - Nurse Care), and NUR 1525 (Nursing Process II - Surgical). 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 clinical placement software, a clinical uniform, extensive background checks and transportation to clinical sites.

General Education Courses

(19-20 credit hours)

Political Science


Support Courses

(15-16 credit hours)

Biological Science

Suggested Entry Semester - Spring

Semester 2 - Spring