Oklahoma Masons Donate $200,000 in Scholarships for CareerTech, OU Nurse Refresher Course

Posted 26 days ago

Nurses who want to return to work through Oklahoma’s nurse refresher course can now get assistance, thanks to a donation from the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma. The foundation has donated $200,000, which translates into 100 scholarships of $2,000 each -- the cost of the revised nurse refresher program. Applications for the scholarships will open Feb. 10.

The program was recently revised as a result of joint project between ONA, nurse educators and Chief Nursing Officers making it competency based. It includes a self-paced, online nursing theoretical course, a nursing skills lab provided by Oklahoma CareerTech technology centers and a clinical experience that will show students’ clinical competency. The revisions have lowered the number of hours required for students who achieve baseline competency. The fees have also been lowered, from $2,599 to $2,000.

More information about the nurse refresher course can be found on the Oklahoma CareerTech website. Information about reinstating an RN or LPN license can be found on the Oklahoma Board of Nursing website.

This release has been sent to newspapers and electronic media statewide and can be found on our website athttps://www.okcareertech.org/news/press-releases/2021/oklahoma-masons-donate-200-000-in-scholarships-for-careertech-ou-nurse-refresher-course.