It’s official. Langston University’s four year nursing program will come to the University Center of South Oklahoma this spring semester.
The Oklahoma State Board of Regents approved the decision Thursday morning during their July meeting. During the same meeting, the board formally removed East Central University from the university center. Langston’s program will replace ECU’s.
“[Langston has] been wonderful to work with,” UCSO Interim CEO Peggy Maher said. “I especially like their commitment to working with the Ardmore community. They’ve met with the Chamber of Commerce and they went to superintendents, they want to find out what Ardmore’s needs are.”
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing offered in Ardmore will be the same program as the one on the Langston campuses in Langston and Tulsa. The course offerings will also include bridge programs for Licensed Practice Nurse to BSN and an associate degree in nursing. Prerequisites for the program will be offered through Murray State College, a participating institution with UCSO.
Langston will start recruiting students this fall and classes will begin in spring. ECU’s nursing classes will continue until their last students have graduated in the next spring semester.
UCSO can be reached at (580) 319-0300 or visit the website at ucso.osrhe.edu. UCSO will also have information on programs, classes and financial aid available at their next Star Party, scheduled for July 28th. More information about the program can be found at http://www.langston.edu/school-nursing.