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Health Careers Education


The Health Careers Education division provides leadership to health careers education teachers across the state. HOSA Future Health Professionals is the Student organization.

Goals

Instructors who hold a Baccalaureate degree AND possess a valid license as a Registered Nurse with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing are eligible to receive a standard teaching credential as a School Nurse. In order to obtain this credential, the instructor must apply online at the State Department of Education website, send original transcripts, a copy of their nursing license (or verification page from Board of Nursing website). Note- any teacher certification will require a background check. SDE's teacher certification website contains information on how to schedule this check at a location near you. A background check for employment will NOT work for teacher certification. This background check is valid for 5 years. 

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Increase access to health careers, programs and services.

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Develop and implement new health careers products, programs and services.

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Communicate the role of the health career education system in securing Oklahoma’s economic future.

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Utilize relationships with partners to create new opportunities in Health Careers Education.

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Identify possible new initiatives through legislative efforts.

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Enhance performance and quality within health career programs through supportive in-service activities, visits, and workshops.

Last Modified on Jan 26, 2024
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