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*For Immediate Press Release*

Paramedic to RN Track Now Available at OPSU
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 05-13-05

Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s nursing program, through Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, now offers advanced standing admission to qualifying paramedics. The new program allows paramedics to use the knowledge and experience they possess to advance in the health care industry.In order to receive advanced standing and be admitted to the nursing program, a paramedic must be a graduate of a state or national Registry-approved Paramedic program, hold a current license and a National Registry Card. The student must also complete all required prerequisite courses and receive a passing score on written examinations. Successful completion of the course of study qualifies the graduate to take the examination for registered nursing licensure. The course of study includes classroom and laboratory instruction on campus and supervised clinical experience in affiliate health agencies.Enrollment is now open for the required transition course, which begins on August 22, 2005. Enrollment is also open for summer and fall general education courses at OPSU. Deadline for application for spring admission to the nursing program is December 1, 2005.Interested paramedics may contact Lynn Brakhage, Interim Director of the OPSU Nursing Program at 580-349-1428 or via email at lynnab@opsu.edu or Linda Barren, OSU-OKC Nurse Science Division at 800-560-4099.

OSU-OKC’s nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing, and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, NY, NY 10006.


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