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Released: September 10, 2010
The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program in the college of Nursing is a highly specialized program with limited enrollment. After a recent review of the program, there is an indefinite hold on admissions to the program.
The College is focusing our resources on programs that serve the largest number of students. After an internal and external detailed study review of the Neonatal Nurse program and based on gathered information regretfully, the OUCN will immediately place on indefinite hold applications to the program.
This means we are not taking applications & there is no time line set, this is an indefinite hold on accepting applications.
Please know this decision has not been an easy decision for the University and College of Nursing leadership. We have spent many months reviewing the resources available for this program. We are very aware of the important need for qualified Neonatal Nurse Practitioners for our state. However, we want to assure that the students receive a high quality education with the appropriate resources to meet the need of this highly specialized program. We think this decision is the best for the state and the students.
The University of Oklahoma College of Nursing is still proud to offer our remaining pathways in the NP program. These include traditional entry and post-masters certificates in Family, Pediatric, and Adult studies. You may find information regarding this programs at: http://nursing.ouhsc.edu/Academic_Programs/Graduate/nurse_practitioner.htm.
You may contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gary Loving, at (405) 271-1491 extension 49192 or
You may also work with Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Mr. Heath Burge, at (405) 271-1491, extension 49132 or Heath-Burge@ouhsc.edu.