The lab will be used by NWOSU and NOC nursing students and faculty. The staff position will be paid for by the hospitals that will have a laboratory manager technician. Hospitals will also use the lab for professional development for their employees, Evans said.
“We’re really excited about it,” she said. “It’s great what the seed money can do to impact all of northwest Oklahoma. It will serve the medical community greatly.
NWOSU will also have an accredited social work program and add a faculty member to teach social work, Orren Dale PhD.
NWOSU Enid is restricted to teaching upper level classes and to recruit students they focus on NOC students. They contact the students by mail. They also have a NOC recruitment day with pizza and Evans has been the speaker at honor society meetings.
NWOSU also works with Vance Air Force base military personnel and their spouses and dependents. Some of them come with different numbers of hours from a variety of schools.