OLC Produces Registered NursesFeb 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 7-4: Wildlife Management, Tribal College News
Every one of Oglala Lakota College’s Nursing Department students passed their state board examinations to become registered nurses. No other program within South Dakota had a 100 percent pass rate, according to Gregory Gagnon, vice president for instructional programs.
“This success demonstrates that rigorous academic standards are achieved in a culturally sensitive, supportive environment,” he says. Many of the students arrive at OLC with inadequate academic backgrounds, but their determination combines with OLC’s commitment to provide developmental support in a Lakota setting, he says. This spring, OLC has 1,149 students enrolled in its 21 degree programs.