Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing

Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

OCCC’s biology-intensive degree program will prepare you to transfer with ease to a four-year college or university.

  • Overview
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    If you know you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field of science, you might consider enrolling in the pre-baccalaureate nursing – science with biology concentration program at Oklahoma City Community College.

    This curriculum will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue your education in nursing.

    A degree in nursing prepares you to work in clinical settings as well as education, private industry and public health settings.

    Start working toward your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview
    Girl studying in a class room

    If you know you want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the field of science, you might consider enrolling in the pre-baccalaureate nursing – science with biology concentration program at Oklahoma City Community College.

    This curriculum will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university and pursue your education in nursing.

    A degree in nursing prepares you to work in clinical settings as well as education, private industry and public health settings.

    Start working toward your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights
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    Since nursing is all about studying human processes, your subjects will include microbiology, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and chemistry. You will have a firm foundation in the fundamental sciences when you transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your studies in nursing.

  • Degree Options
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    Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers:

  • Courses
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    Pre-Baccalaureate Nursing Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    At OCCC, you have the opportunity to explore courses featuring topics including:

    • Microbiology
    • Human Physiology
    • Human Anatomy (Cadaver Dissection)
    • Cell Biology
    • Medical Terminology
    • General Chemistry
    • Nutrition

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on all the classes and support science classes available for pre-baccalaureate nursing majors. OCCC offers both daytime and evening classes.

  • Faculty
    Brenda Breeding

    Brenda Breeding


    Professor of Biology

    My style of teaching is more traditional.  If you are a student that enjoys 100 Power Point slides per lecture, I am not the professor to take.

     
    Roger Choate

    Roger Choate


    Professor of Biology

    I have spent my entire life here in central Oklahoma.  I received my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Central State University (UCO)with my emphasis being in vertebrate anatomy and physiology, as well as ecology.  My research was focused on frogs and symbiotic relationships.  I enjoy camping, hiking and birding all over Oklahoma and the United States.

     
    Julian Hilliard

    Julian Hilliard


    Professor of Biology

    I have bachelors and masters degrees in zoology, the masters with an emphasis in Paleontology.  I'm currently a graduate student again, this time in biological anthropology.  My current study area is specific kinds of human anatomical variation, with the goal of answering certain questions about our evolutionary biology.  I also like pina coladas and long walks on the beach :)

     
    Kimberly Kyker

    Kimberly Kyker


    Professor of Biology/Chemistry and Academic Coordinator, Clinical Research Program

    Received a Bachelor Degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Spent 18 years at OUHSC conducting research in the fields of cardiology and cancer research.  Co-founder of Dormatarg, a biotechnology company focusing on treatments for metastatic tumor progression.

     
    John McMurray

    John McMurray


    Professor of Biology

    A.S. College of Lake County (Life Science)B.A. Southern Illinois University (Plant Biology)PhD. University of California (Integrative Biology)

     
    Raul Ramirez

    Raul Ramirez


    Professor of Biology

    I am currently serving as the Biology program co-coordinator and as course co-coordinator for General Biology I and General Biology II (Majors).  I received my B.S. at the University of Oklahoma and my M.S. at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.  As a student I focused my studies on freshwater fish ecology and consider myself an ichthyologist (study of fish). Although I have not conducted research recently I still attend scientific meetings when possible and regularly read scientific journal articles to keep myself informed on what's new in the sciences.  The thing I love most about science is that you are continuously learning new things about the world around us.

     
    George Risinger

    George Risinger


    Professor of Biology

    I completed my graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma - Health Sciences Center in 2008.  I began teaching at OCCC part-time in fall of 2009 and as a full-time faculty member in 2010.

     
  • After OCCC
    Nursing students in a class room

    The Oklahoma City Community College associate degree in pre-baccalaureate nursing – science with biology concentration program is specifically designed for OCCC students who intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing at a four-year college or university.

    It is a foundational course of study that could even lead you into other biological science programs if you decide later that you want to pursue a career in an area rather than nursing.

    Then, career opportunities become available in areas such as:

    • Ecology
    • Education
    • Environmental Analysis
    • Medical Technology
    • Nursing
    • Research
    • Forestry
    • Wildlife Management
    • Veterinary Science
    • Physical Therapy
    • Zoology
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