Chickasaw nation donates $5 million for new East Central University nursing building

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 10:13 PM CST
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ADA, Okla. (KXII) - The Chickasaw Nation is partnering with East Central University’s Nursing program to build a brand new building for nursing students.

Their 5 million dollar donation plus 7 million from the Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act means the University can start planning the new building.

The building will feature a simulation center and 25 different labs and STEM classrooms for the students.

A press release states ECU’s nursing program has been growing.

They’re expecting to have up to 400 nursing students in fall of 2026.