Career Ladder Pathway

The career ladder pathway is designed to facilitate educational mobility for licensed practical nurses and Oklahoma licensed paramedics who wish to earn their associate’s degree in nursing.

 Up to 72 students are admitted to the career ladder pathway each fall. The curriculum consists of 74-75 credit hours, 38-39 hours of which are in general education/support credits; 18 hours of nursing credits earned through advanced standing plus one or two (2 hour) transition courses; and 18 hours of nursing credits earned through enrollment. This pathway is designed to be completed in two semesters once enrolled in the nursing core courses.

 Graduates of the career ladder pathway receive an associate’s degree in nursing and are eligible to sit for the state examination for licensure (NCLEX-RN) as a registered nurse.

 Prospective Student Information    *Changes in degree plan starting Fall 2014

Nursing Career Ladder Pathway Application    *Changes in application for Fall 2014 class.

Career Ladder Pathway Faculty

Randa Pospisil, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Telephone: (405) 682-1611, Ext. 7210
E-mail: randa.pospisil@occc.edu

Kay Wetmore,
MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Telephone: (405) 682-1611, Ext.  7718 
E-mail: kwetmore@occc.edu

Shelley Miller, MS, RN
Professor of Nursing
Telephone: (405) 682-1611, Ext.  7210
E-mail: smiller@occc.edu