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College of Nursing

With your help, the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is preparing tomorrow’s most skilled frontline health care leaders. Your generous gift will boost these fearless nurse professionals — as they strive toward a career focused on keeping us healthy and improving outcomes for patient pathways. Because of you, the future of health care will be brighter and student dreams will be realized!

This year, the College of Nursing celebrates its 110th year of excellence in nursing education, research and service. Founded in 1911, it is the largest college of nursing in Oklahoma with over 12,000 alumni and an annual enrollment of approximately 725 undergraduate and graduate students. Ranked as the state’s top nursing program and among the best nationally by Nursing Schools Almanac in 2020, our College honors over a century of achievements and leadership.  

Without you, our success would not be possible. The support of our College’s caring alumni and friends paves the way for future OU nurses. Your thoughtful gift to our students not only contributes to their education — you are investing in the future of health care. 

“The pandemic has underscored the critical need for and the value of nursing in protecting the public’s health,” said Julie Hoff, dean of the OU College of Nursing. “Through all of this, OU nursing alumni, students and faculty have steadfastly served on the frontlines of the pandemic – treating the critically ill, providing COVID-19 testing and administering vaccines. We are incredibly proud of the OU nursing community, and we look forward to continuing our efforts and building upon our recent successes into our 110th year.”


The College of Nursing top initiatives include:

  • The College of Nursing Enrichment Fund — Your thoughtful support provides the dean with discretionary resources to capitalize on professional development opportunities for students and faculty, as well as initiatives that enhance academic-practice partnerships throughout Oklahoma. These opportunities enhance the quality of our students’ education, practice and research.


  • College of Nursing Scholarship Fund — Caring gifts to this critical fund provide individual scholarships for our deserving students who need additional resources to fulfill their career ambitions and join the front lines.
Amy Noah, VP and Chief Advancement Officer of the OU Foundation, has issued an incredible challenge!
Once 500 donors have made a gift to the fund of their choice, a $32,500 gift to the OU President’s Associates Endowment will unlock! Thank you, Amy!
500 / 500 Donors
College of Nursing Update
Mar 17, 2021

Today’s the day to change lives in the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing! Whether you choose to give to development opportunities or scholarships, your support helps prepare our future nurses for the journey ahead. Join us in making the most of today by sharing our progress with your friends and colleagues. You empower the frontline care givers of tomorrow!

Rank State Gifts
1 OK 17
2 TX 6
3 WA 2
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