The Pryor Times

April 16, 2013

Financial assistance for nursing students

Chuck Porter
Sports Editor

CHOUTEAU, OK — Pryor Times

The State of Oklahoma is committed in helping to provide well-trained nurses for the care of people in Oklahoma. They are doing this through the Physician Manpower Training Commission Nursing Student Assistance Program.  

This year the state will help approximately 250 – 300 nursing students through scholarships funded through

the Oklahoma State Legislature. This program has helped over 5,900 nursing students and has provided nurses to all 77 counties in Oklahoma with an emphasis placed on the rural communities.  

If you are a nursing student or just beginning a nursing program, the Oklahoma Nursing Student Assistance Program, established by the Oklahoma Legislature in 1982, 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, ADN, BSN, or MSN degrees. To qualify, you must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the State of Oklahoma, and be accepted into an accredited nursing program.

An application or further information is available on the web-site of the Physician Manpower Training Commission. The

web-site is Applications have also been

provided to all nursing schools, hospitals and nursing homes

in the State of Oklahoma for


For the 2013-2014 academic year, applications must be in the Physician Manpower Training Commission office by June 28.