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UCO has transitioned to virtual instruction until the end of the semester, Nov. 30-Dec. 23. The campus is open until Winter Break begins Dec. 23. Offices are staffed and many services are still offered in person, as well as virtually. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.


University of Central Oklahoma


Linda Rider is a Professor in the Department of Nursing.  She has been a member of the faculty at UCO since 2000.

Education and Certifications


EdD from Oklahoma State University - Educational Leadership/Higher Education

MS - from University of Oklahoma - Nursing Education

BSN -from University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


CNE - Certified Nursing Educator

Classes Taught

Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Preparation for Entry Into Practice

Theoretical Foundations of Nursing.

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