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Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony Planned


December 05, 2003
Friday - 12:45 am

A formal pinning ceremony for University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Program Ketchikan students is planned for Friday, December 12 at 6:00pm at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Technical Center, 600 Stedman.

Five practical nursing students will receive their nursing pins. The pinning is a traditional nursing ceremony. Speakers include UAS Campus Director Karen Polley, UAA Ketchikan Nursing Instructor Maureen Northway, UAA School of Nursing Practical Nursing Program Coordinator Carol Metcalf, Ketchikan General Hospital Nurse Manager Kendall Sawa and Sister Betty Kane. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Jimmy Baughman, Norma Burton, Judie McCullough, Connie Rushing and Sara Vance have spent approximately one year training both in clinical settings and in the classroom in order to receive their practical nursing certificates from the University of Anchorage as well as qualify to sit for the national practical nursing licensing exam.

The program was administered by the University of Alaska Anchorage Nursing Program with clinical assistance from Ketchikan General Hospital, Ketchikan Indian Community Medical Clinic, Ketchikan Pioneer Home and Ketchikan Public Health Center. The clinical agreements allowed the students to complete clinical training without leaving the community.

The University of Alaska S.E. Ketchikan Campus provides a wide variety of educational courses and programs to Ketchikan and the surrounding communities throughout the year. Many course offerings are available via both locally and through distance avenues including web-based, audio conference, teleconference and satellite offerings. Through these offerings, students can achieve certifications, associate, bachelor and master degrees.



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