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The Student Awards Ceremony scheduled for tonight, Friday, April 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will proceed as scheduled. There are currently no plans to cancel classes or events today due to potential severe weather.

College officials will continue to monitor the forecast and if weather conditions worsen and cause any cancellations, we will announce those immediately through local radio and television stations and posts on the college’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages. They will also be announced through the college’s Campus Alert Notification (CAN) System. For information about how to sign up to receive text messages and add email addresses via the CAN system, please visit

OCCC Faculty

Karen Jordan, MS, M.Ed., RN, CNE

Professor of Nursing
Division of Health Professions
Programs: Nursing

Courses Taught

Health Assessment
Clinical I
Introduction to Professional Nursing


Karen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's and master's of science degree in nursing. She graduated from Oklahoma City University with a master's of education degree. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, predominately with adults.  Her career experiences include that of a direct-care provider, administrator, and research project director for a federally-funded grant. Karen is known for telling her students that she couldn’t decide whether to be a nurse or a teacher so she became a nurse educator. Her teaching experiences include certified nursing assistant classes and teaching in all levels of licensed nursing programs. Her most recent focus of practice has been dementia care. Karen is one of many family caregivers for aging parents.  She provides community education and caregiver support classes from a unique professional and personal perspective.   She is a volunteer with the Long-term Care Ombudsman Program as an advocate for nursing home residents. Karen is passionate about nursing and dedicated to developing the next generation of professional nurses.

Karen Jordan

Phone: (405) 682-1611
Office location: Health Professions Center - Room 154
Office hours:
Monday 9:30 am – 10:00 am, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:30, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm Thursday online 7pm – 9pm

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