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Representative Charles Ortega,and Dr. Joe Leverett, Vice-Chairman of Physician Manpower Training Commission, presenting to Caitlyn Southall, Altus LPN scholarship recipient, and Suzy Frey, Assistant Director JCMH Human Resources, and Senator Mike Schulz.
Representative Charles Ortega,and Dr. Joe Leverett, Vice-Chairman of Physician Manpower Training Commission, presenting to Caitlyn Southall, Altus LPN scholarship recipient, and Suzy Frey, Assistant Director JCMH Human Resources, and Senator Mike Schulz.
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Each day we are reminded there are not enough nurses in Oklahoma. The State of Oklahoma, through the Physician Manpower Training Commission (PMTC) is committed to helping provide nurses for the people of Oklahoma through the Nursing Student Assistance Program.


This year, the PMTC will help approximately 255 nursing students through $550,000 of scholarships funded through the Oklahoma State Legislature. This program has helped over 6,100 nursing students and has provided nurses to all 77 counties in Oklahoma with an emphasis placed on the rural communities.


The Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program provides financial assistance to as many nursing students as funds allow. If a scholarship recipient works as a nurse in Oklahoma upon graduation, the financial assistance does not have to be repaid. Financial assistance is available for selected qualified students pursuing LPN, AND, BNS, or MSN desgrees.


Jackson County Memorial Hospital has awarded Caitlyn Southall $1,750 and PMTC awarded $875 toward the LPN program at Southwest Technology Center in Altus.


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