New Rose State College building serves 400 students

BY TIM HENLEY Modified: January 23, 2010 at 12:12 am •  Published: January 23, 2010
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/> "There’s so much more space,” respiratory therapy student Megan Johnson said. "That’s what’s so nice. Everything is a lot more organized. It really looks like it does when you go to a hospital.”

The $12.5 million project was funded through a 2005 higher education bond.

Nursing shortage
According to a report released by the state Commerce Department, Oklahoma is experiencing a shortage in the health care field.

If the trend continues, the state is expected to have a shortage of 3,000 nurses, 600 lab technicians, 400 physical therapists, 300 surgical technologists and 200 occupational therapists by 2012, according to the department’s Web site.

Students are being recruited several months before graduation and offered competitive salaries because of the shortage, said Dan Points, dean of the college’s health sciences division.

Points said the starting wages for Rose State nursing graduates are usually $17.63 to $19.74 an hour.


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