Northeastern State University is very fortunate to offer many in-demand academic programs where graduates help meet Oklahoma’s professional workforce needs. The ultimate success of these programs is vested in the quality of the faculty who are committed to providing relevant and rigorous courses that meet the requirements of the applicable specialty accrediting body.
At NSU, we have one professional doctorate degree, and it has a true statewide mission and an outstanding national reputation. The Oklahoma College of Optometry (OCO) has been meeting the state’s optometric needs since 1979. Graduates earn a Doctor of Optometry degree after four years of professional graduate study and countless patient contacts at nine clinics throughout the Cherokee Nation’s historic boundaries.
The idea of a school or college of optometry began with an interim study by the Oklahoma...
[Head of Veterinary Pathobiology Dr. Jerry Ritchey (right) reviews the first set of COVID-19 testing samples before he and others address the media April 1 at the Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater. Testing has begun at the facility. The first test samples came from the Tulsa area according to Ritchey. EVAN LEWIS/for the Tulsa World]
In a few weeks, Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities will graduate 692 new physicians, 1,787 nurses, 1,568 allied health professionals and 793 public health specialists.
The state has never needed them more.
In recent years, the state’s higher education system has borne far more than its fair share of the burden of state financial woes.
Some of the leaders of the system were politically unpopular with lawmakers, many of whom simply didn’t understand the economic and...