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University of Oklahoma to accept more nursing students


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma will accept more nursing students in an effort to offset a shortage of nurses in the state.

The university will accept 100% of qualified nursing applicants this year, 555 students, up from 366 students accepted in 2021 ,which was about 62% of qualified applicants, OU President Joseph Harroz said Tuesday.

The shortage of nurses in Oklahoma and nationwide intensified during the coronavirus pandemic due to burnout and lucrative out-of-state temporary gigs.

OU intends to accept all qualified applicants at least through 2023, according to OU Coll...

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