OU online nursing program called one of best

Ponca City Now - February 9, 2015 7:05 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – An online program at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Nursing has been ranked one the best online advanced degree nursing programs for 2015.

The Oklahoman says that the ranking by U.S. News and World Report recognized several online advanced degree programs offered by the OU College of Nursing, including the masters of nursing education, doctor of nursing practice and Ph.D in nursing.

Lazelle Benefield, dean of the college, says the school is addressing a critical shortage of registered nurses in the state and nation through its online nursing programs.

Benefield says 46 percent of the nurses at Oklahoma City’s Veterans Administration Hospital are eligible for retirement. At the same time, 79,000 qualified applicants were not admitted to nursing schools last year because there was no room for them.


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