2009 GRANT NEWS
January – February 2009
SWOSU Receives Grant to Increase Awareness of Organ & Tissue Donations
Southwestern Oklahoma State University and School of Nursing Instructor Tamra Weimer (center) have received $21,180 from the Oklahoma Organ Donor Education & Awareness Program Advisory Council. Weimer and student nurses will present the developed program and materials to Bachelor of Science nursing programs in Oklahoma. With Weimer are (left) Anita Blankenship, director of the SWOSU Office of Sponsored Programs, and (right) Dr. Barbara Patterson, chair of the SWOSU School of Nursing and associate dean of the College of Professional and Graduate Studies.
The project for this second year grant is for Weimer and the student nurses in the program to present the developed program and materials to BS nursing programs in Oklahoma, for elective course work in their respective institutions and to local high schools to offer a school-based educational program on organ and tissue donation. Weatherford High School started a program in 2008. For more information regarding organ and tissue donation, contact Weimer at (580) 774-7007 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWOSU Nursing Students Win Carter Grant for Anxiety Management Program