OC Selects Elder as Nursing Chair

Oklahoma Christian has chosen Kay (Redgate 78) Elder as chair of the university’s Department of Nursing.

“This is an exciting time of growth for OC and the nursing department. We are welcoming a record number of freshman nursing majors this fall,” Elder said. “I’m honored to help lead the department, especially as we move toward offering a completion program for registered nurses seeking a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.”

After graduating from Oklahoma Christian with a degree in biology, she earned two degrees in nursing from the University of Oklahoma. She is completing a doctorate in nursing education at Oklahoma City University.

Service is a hallmark of OC Nursing. Students and faculty spend two weeks each year working with Mission Predisan in Honduras or with underserved people in the Oklahoma City area.

Elder said the pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for OC’s 2013 graduating class was 87.5 percent, which is higher than the pass rate for the state and the nation.

Fall 2013

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