TCC, Senator Inhofe Address Nursing Shortage

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SENATORIAL SUPPORT: TCC Nursing students with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and TCC President Leigh Goodson following an announcement that Inhofe is seeking $866,000 in the federal budget to address the nursing shortage and expand TCC’s nursing program.

Tulsa Community College and the staff of U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe recently held a joint announcement regarding federal money from the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations and help for Oklahoma’s nursing shortage. Over the past five years, the demand for qualified nurses in the Tulsa area has increased – and the coronavirus pandemic has made the need even greater. Accordingly, Senator Inhofe’s announced a congressional funding request to help meet the needs of local healthcare providers and hospitals. 

TCC ranks in the top five percent of public, two-year institutions in granting health profession and related program degrees and certificates and the Nursing program is consistently one of the top five academic programs by the number of graduates. To date, the college has produced roughly 5,000 nursing graduates ready to enter the workforce as Registered Nurses upon successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) through the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. 

Tulsa Community College’s Nursing Program has provided Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma with thousands of excellent nursing professionals. The Nursing Program faculty have diverse backgrounds in both their professional and academic experiences. The faculty is focused on student success, providing students with optimum learning experiences in the classroom, lab, and clinical environments.