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Angela Gore to Lead SWOSU Nursing Department and MSN Program

Dr. Angela Gore has been named chair of the Department of Nursing and director of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. 

Gore came to nursing as a second profession. She began her career as a middle school science teacher and after teaching for 11 years, she decided to return to school to become a nurse.

She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 2008 and worked in labor and delivery as a staff nurse and finally as a case manager in the home health business. 

Gore then combined her love of teaching and nursing and began working at Canadian Valley Technology Center, teaching health careers students. She attained her Master of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and began teaching nursing students at SWOSU.

She taught Child Health Nursing and Family Health Nursing until the summer of 2017, when she left to complete her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at the University of Oklahoma. She attained her DNP in May of 2018 and returned to the SWOSU Nursing Department.

As chair, Gore supervises one of the busiest departments at SWOSU with over 700 active students.  As director of the MSN program, she manages one of SWOSU’s newest degree programs.  The MSN is a totally online graduate degree program offering tracks in administration and education.  

The SWOSU Department of Nursing completed its 40th year of offering degrees in May of this year.