Division Chair Jana Martin Honored by Appointment to Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Division Chair Jana Martin Honored by Appointment to Oklahoma Board of Nursing

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Division Chair Jana Martin Honored by Appointment to Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Division Chair Jana Martin has spent a good portion of her life serving others and making OSUIT’s nursing program one of the most respected in the state. Because of her leadership and dedication, she was recently appointed by Governor Mary Fallin as one of only 11 members of the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. 

Established to safeguard the public health and welfare of the residents of Oklahoma, the board is charged with ensuring any person who practices or offers to practice registered nursing, practical nursing, or advanced practice nursing in this state is competent to do so.

Martin states that her education, experiences, and colleagues have helped prepare her to make a difference in people’s lives as a nurse, educator and leader. 

“I’m extremely excited, humbled and honored by this appointment from the governor and look forward to serving the great state of Oklahoma and the board, this is truly a privilege,” expressed Martin. “I’ve had so many great role models and mentors in my life for which I am grateful. I hope to do the same for others serving in this capacity.”

Martin’s term will begin July 2013 and will run through 2018.  The Board is composed of six registered nurses, three licensed practical nurses, and two citizens of the State who represent the public. 

Martin obtained her associate degree in nursing from Connors State College and Master of Science in Nursing Education at the University of Oklahoma.  She has been in nursing education for 13 years and a registered nurse for 21 years.

Martin resides with her family in Morris where she graduated high school in 1983.

“With the improvements Jana has put in place for our nursing program, it’s easy to recognize why she’s well-respected among her peers,” explained Dr. Greg Mosier, OSUIT vice president of Academic Affairs. “We know she’ll represent OSUIT and our program well in her new responsibilities with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.”