LPN to RN Program

The online nursing application is now available for LPN to RN - submissions are due December 1. LPN-RN student applications are received and reviewed for Spring admissions only. All other required materials such as the OSBI background check, official transcripts, and ATI TEAS scores should be emailed to Nursing.Program@redlandscc.edu or placed in the mailbox outside of the Nursing and Allied Health office to maintain social distancing and ensure obtainment of your documents accurately. If you would like to drop of materials in person, we ask that you contact Nursing.Program@redlandscc.edu via email or phone 405.422.6224 prior to your arrival and schedule a day or time.
This is notification that students have the option to submit application materials and admission in the program is subject to change based on board approval. 

Redlands Community College Nursing Program admits one group or cohort per year. LPN-RN applications are due by December 1 each year. Only the Nursing Admission Application is automatically submitted.

Nursing Program Application Period and Deadlines:

  • LPN-RN Spring Admission (apply between September 1 to December 1)
    Deadline: December 1 by 5 p.m.

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

For additional information about the Redlands Nursing Program, please visit our website.


Admission Requirement for LPN-RN 

In addition to the admission requirements for Redlands Community College, the applicant must submit to the Nursing Department office:

  • Qualified applicants will be admitted based on space availability.
  • Admission by LPN-RN direct articulation will be evaluated based on LPN transcript analysis. Applicants with a “C” grade in previous medical-surgical courses will be required to take all Redlands Community College Nursing Program medical-surgical coursework. Applicants with a “B” or higher grade in previous medical-surgical courses MAY be given credit for beginning medical-surgical
  • All college transcripts (photocopy OK) or a high school transcript (photocopy OK) or equivalent if applicant has less than 12 college hours
  • LPN transcript showing graduation date and grades earned
  • Proof of a “C” or higher grade in CHEM 1215 or 1315: General Chemistry with lab, or equivalent course will be accepted up until the Summer of 2024. Effective in the fall of 2024, proof of a “C” or higher grade in CHEM 1214 Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry w/Lab , or equivalent course as determined by Department Head of Nursing and Allied Health. CHEM 1215 or 1315: General Chemistry with lab, or equivalent course will no longer be accepted beginning the fall of 2024. Additional courses that require proof of a “C” or higher are College Success, Anatomy w/Lab, English Composition I, Elements of Psychology, Physiology w/ Lab, and English Composition II. LPN-RN applicants who do not have the equivalent of credits for Pharmacology will follow the Generic/Traditional Plan of Study and will be required to complete the Pharmacology course.
  • Proof of current unencumbered Oklahoma LPN license
  • An overall passing score for the TEAS Nursing Admission test of 70% or higher with a minimum TEAS Reading subscale score of 68% must be taken within one year of the application deadline
  • A retention/graduation Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher on academic work completed
  • Current (within 3 months) Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) background check
  • Completed the online application to the Nursing Program in addition to the online application to Redlands Community College
  • Applicant must have completed all prerequisite courses on the 2 year degree advisement plan that all students in the cohort have completed up to the nursing course the LPN-RN direct articulation qualifies to enter.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the above criteria, credit will be recorded with a grade of “pass” and filed with the Office of the Registrar for transcription. Credit earned through direct articulation will be placed on the official transcript only after successful completion of one semester of nursing coursework in Redlands Community College Nursing Program.
  • All college credits from other institutions will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine their possible application to the nursing degree requirements of Redlands Community College.
  • A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses necessary for the Associate of Applied Science, Nursing degree.
  • Prior to acceptance into the Nursing Program, students must submit verification of the following:
  1. Rubella, Rubeola and Mumps immunity
  2. Varicella immunity
  3. Absence of active TB
  4. Hepatitis B vaccination or signed waiver
  5. Flu vaccine 
    •    Students admitted in the spring semester must submit proof by the application deadline of December 1.
    •    Students admitted in the fall semester will be required to obtain the vaccine by October 25th in order to progress in the program and complete clinical rotations.
  6. COVID-19 vaccination
    •    Upon assignment of your clinical setting you may be required to have the Covid-19 vaccination.   We have no control over clinical settings vaccination requirements.
  7. Current BLS CPR Certification Healthcare Providers
  8. Current (within 3 months) national background check
  • A student with a non-negative Urine Drug Screen (UDS), or who refuses to provide a UDS, or who has a background check showing a felony arrest will not be admitted or will be administratively withdrawn from the Nursing Program.
    See the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act Rule Chapter 10: Licensure of Practical and Registered Nurses for criminal offenses that may result in the inability to apply for licensure or result in denial for admission into the program.
    Students have the option to complete the Petition for Initial Determination of Eligibility for Licensure or Certification through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing to determine your eligibility for licensure.  You will be responsible for submitting all required supporting documentation, complete the federal background check, and pay the $95.00 fee for the Initial Determination form which can be accessed at: https://nursing.ok.gov/initialdeterm.pdf.
  • Redlands Community College fully subscribes to all principles and requirements of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ADA 1990 for qualified handicapped individuals. It is important to note that in order to successfully progress through the nursing curriculum and function as a practicing nurse upon graduation, an individual must be able to perform physical activities as identified in Redlands Community College Physical Requirements to Provide Patient Care Policy 2.0
  • All transfer students must compete 15 hours in residency at Redlands Community College in order to earn a degree.

Students will be required to submit verification of the requirements above with their application via email to Nursing.Program@redlandscc.edu. If materials are brought in person, we ask that you put items in an envelope labeled with a your name and place in the mailbox outside the Nursing and Allied Health office.

NOTE: Failure to submit verification of any of the requirements above will result in an incomplete application and/or denial for admission into the program.

Nursing Application

Please note: You must fill out a standard application to be admitted to Redlands Community College.

Be sure to fill out all of the listed information to the best of your ability. In order to apply to the Redlands Nursing Program, you will need copies of your immunizations and have read through the physical requirements page to ensure that you meet all criteria.

All potential candidates for the Redlands Nursing Program are required to bring in any and all official transcripts from prior educational institutions. These should be delivered to office OE-117.

You must also submit to a background check through the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). On the OSBI form, select these specific options:

Under Type of Search Requested check these three boxes: 

  • Name Based
  • Sex Offender
  • Mary Rippy Violent Offender

Under Purpose of Request put Nursing School Application.

If you would like the results to be faxed to the Redlands Community College Nursing Program, the fax number is 405.422.1215.

LPN transitioning students are required to meet the same application standards and requirements as traditional students.

In order to be considered for admission, you must submit all documentation by the deadline.

Verification of acceptance into Redlands Community College

  • Submission of your online nursing application
  • All official transcripts
  • Background (OSBI) check results (must be 3 months within the application deadline
    No earlier than January 1 for fall admission
    No earlier than September 1 for spring admission
  • Copies of your ATI TEAS scores  (must be within 1 year of your application deadline)

Nursing Program Application Period and Deadlines:

  • LPN-RN Spring Admission (apply between September 1 to December 1)
    Deadline: December 1 by 5 p.m.

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

Click here to complete the Nursing Application.


Accreditation and Compliance

The associate nursing program at Redlands Community College at the main campus of Redlands Community College located in El Reno, Oklahoma is accredited by the: 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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.


 Oklahoma Board of Nursing

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

The Redlands Community College nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. Graduates of this state-approved program are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurses. Applicants for Oklahoma licensure must meet all state and federal requirements to hold an Oklahoma license to practice nursing. In addition to completing a state-approved nursing education program that meets educational requirements and successfully passing the licensure examination, requirements include submission of an application for licensure, a criminal history records search, and evidence of citizenship or qualified alien status [59 O.S. §§567.5 & 567.6]. To be granted a license, an applicant must have the legal right to be in the United States (United States Code Chapter 8, Section 1621). In addition, Oklahoma law only allows a license to be issued to U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and legal permanent resident aliens. Other qualified aliens may be issued a temporary license that is valid until the expiration of their visa status, or if there is no expiration date, for one year. Applicants who are qualified aliens must present to the Board office, in person, valid documentary evidence of:
1.    A valid, unexpired immigrant or nonimmigrant visa status for admission into the United States;
2.    A pending or approved application for asylum in the United States;
3.    Admission into the United States in refugee status;
4.    A pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;
5.    Approved deferred action status; or 
6.    A pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent resident status or conditional resident status.

The Board has the authority to deny a license, recognition or certificate; issue a license, recognition or certificate with conditions and/or an administrative penalty; or to issue and otherwise discipline a license, recognition or certificate to an individual with a history of criminal background, disciplinary action on any professional or occupational license or certification, or judicial declaration of mental incompetence [59 O.S. §567.8]. These cases are considered on an individual basis at the time application for licensure is made. Potential applicants to state-approved education programs, with a criminal history, may obtain a determination of eligibility for licensure or certification from the Oklahoma Board of Nursing for a fee. The determination of eligibility for licensure petition can be accessed at http://nursing.ok.gov/initialdeterm.pdf