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Important Update:

Campus buildings reopened to the public effective July 1. Services are available virtually or by appointment only. Visitors should reach out to individual departments regarding appointments. Masks and social distancing are required while on campus. To learn more about current operations, view the university's summer reopening plan


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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