Murray State College offers a hybrid online fast track program that is Murray State College offers a hybrid online fast track program that is designed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs,) Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Licensed Paramedics. It allows them to advance their careers by earning a registered nursing (RN) degree.
This Nursing Paramedic to RN Career Mobility track was ranked number one as the best in the nation for 2022, according to
Certified paramedics who have been licensed within the last three years do not have to take the challenge exam prior to applying for the program. The hybrid online track includes a nursing role transition course to address the responsibilities of a nurse versus a paramedic.
“This pathway has been a very successful program for us and our students,” said DeAnn Priddy, RN, Murray State College Nursing Program Director. “Our goal is to guide each learner and assist them in rising to his or her maximum potential.”
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). At the completion of the program, students will graduate with an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree. From there, students have the opportunity to continue their education toward earning a bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and doctorate.
Murray State’s nursing faculty are dedicated to helping their students achieve their personal best in all areas of nursing. The nursing program’s mission is to provide exemplary nursing education to a diverse student population for the development of tomorrow’s healthcare leaders who focus on the unique needs of patients, families and communities.
“This program truly represents Murray’s motto, “From Here, Go Anywhere,” said Dr. Tim Faltyn, Murray State College president. “To have the opportunity to provide a resource that can help current professionals advance their career is what makes Murray State the nursing education provider for southern Oklahoma.”
Murray State College, located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and Tishomingo, Oklahoma, provides opportunities for student learning, personal growth, professional success and community enhancement. Murray State serves more than 3,000 students annually. The College offers associate degrees in arts, science and applied science.

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