Rose State College graduated this spring the greatest number of nurses since the program began, according to figures just released.
A total of 73 graduates received their pins in a recent ceremony, according to program director Rebekah Ray.
Ray said the high number of graduates is the result of a program created for Rose State College with funding from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The special funding was created three years ago in order to meet a strong need for more nurses in the state, she said.
“The funding was there to increase the number of registered nurses in the workforce in order to meet the increased demand. The demand is still high and the need has not yet been met,” Ray said.
Mon, June 15, 2009
by Ben Fenwick