Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Oklahoma City University Expands Nursing Program to Lawton

6/14/2019

Oklahoma City University will expand its satellite nursing program at Duncan Regional Hospital to include the Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, starting with the fall semester in August.

The program in Comanche County will work jointly with the one at Duncan Regional Hospital and will include similar incentives for students, where they may take nursing classes free of tuition if they agree to work at Comanche County Memorial Hospital for at least three years after graduation.

Students will enter the program with junior-level nursing courses. Classes will be held three days per week in the Learning Center at Duncan Regional Hospital, and clinical rotations will take place two days per week at CCMH.

Lois Salmeron, dean of OCU’s Kramer School of Nursing, said the expanded program is a significant step for improving nursing education in southwest Oklahoma.

“This is a win-win for those who desire to become a nurse and are not able to leave the community to do so. It is a win-win for rural health,” Salmeron said.

Up to 20 scholarships for each cohort in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are available.

For more information, visit the program’s page on the school’s website at okcu.edu/nursing.

 

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