BY Staff Reports
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
8/07/12 at 2:53 AM
Bacone plans to end one of its nursing programs
MUSKOGEE - Bacone College trustees have voted to discontinue the college's associate of applied science in nursing degree, school officials said.
The board followed the recommendation of the Bacone Nursing Program Task Force, which had been meeting since February in response to the program's being placed on "conditional approval" status by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.
All 23 nursing students in the second year of the program are scheduled to graduate in May, Executive Vice President Dr. Robert K. Brown said.
Until then, the program will remain fully funded and staffed, with Kathryn Bible as its chairwoman and three full-time faculty members returning from last year.
The program will cease to exist the following July.
Part of the task force's recommendation is to rechannel the institution's resources and efforts toward its bachelor of science in nursing degree-completion program, which has existed since 1999.
The American Nursing Association recommends that the bachelor's degree in nursing be the standard of nursing education.
Brown, who led the task force, said Bacone's current bachelor's degree-completion program, with a new, totally online component, better serves tribal communities across the country and better expresses the school's mission.
- FROM THE STAFF REPORTS
Ministers Alliance seeks back-to-school donations
The Christian Ministers Alliance is seeking donations of school uniform items, school supplies and nonperishable food items for its annual back-to-school bash Saturday.
To donate in advance, call W.R. Casey, the president of the organization, at 918-951-7407, or simply take donations to the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harvest Time Outreach Ministries, 2333 E. 48th St. North.
- ANDREA EGER, World Staff Writer