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Mission, Goals & Objectives

 

NSUOCO Mission

The Northeastern State University Oklahoma College of Optometry (NSUOCO) provides an educational program leading to the Doctor of Optometry degree, post graduate clinical residency certification, and continuing optometric education.

Our primary mission is:

  • The education of optometric physicians who are highly trained, through excellence in academic and clinical instruction, are able to provide the highest quality clinical care and who emphasize an ethical and caring commitment for the welfare of patients,
  • To deliver quality clinical services to the patients served by NSUOCO,
  • To remain committed to a teaching environment conducive to excellence in education through faculty and students who are diverse, who embrace life-long learning, independent critical thinking, research and scholarly activity, and who have a desire to contribute to society through community service.

 

NSUOCO GOALS & OBJECTIVES

Provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art educational program which supports the profession of optometry as an independent, primary health care profession.

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Provide an educational environment which challenges and motivates students to prepare themselves personally and professionally for careers as optometric physicians and citizens.

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Provide faculty as teachers, clinicians and scholars who are licensed to the broadest scope of optometric practice.

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Maintain standards and practices which result in the recruitment, enrollment, retention, and graduation of students who are highly qualified and who contribute to the diversity of the student body and the profession.

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Provide optometric students with a quantity and quality of clinical experiences necessary to develop the professional competence to diagnose, treat, and manage eye and vision conditions and to deliver care and services unique to the profession of optometry.

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Continue developing the funding of programs and the development and utilization of facilities which enable the College to address both present and future needs of the professional education program.

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Maintain positive relationships with the community and region in which the College is located, alumni of the College, the optometric profession, and the public at large.

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Provide postgraduate and residency programs to enhance the clinical and specialty skills of optometric graduates.

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Provide high quality continuing education programs for optometrists and other health care providers.

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Continue to review, assess, and periodically revise the mission statement, goals, objectives, and long-range plans of the College.

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