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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.


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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