Ten Graduate From UAA Ketchikan
December 21, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska - A formal pinning ceremony for University
of Alaska Anchorage Associate Degree Nursing Program Ketchikan
graduates was held on Friday, December, 7, at 700pm at the US
Coast Guard Station Crow's Nest. Ten registered nursing students
received their pins. The pinning is a long held traditional nursing
ceremony. Speakers included UAS Campus Director Cathy LeCompte,
UAA School of Nursing Director Jean Ballantyne, UAA Nursing faculty
Maureen Northway, and Student Speaker Brett Hinkle.
Ten Graduate From UAA
Ketchikan Nursing Program
Emily Avila, Leanne Blanks, Thomas Grass, Mary Hasibar, Brett
Hinkle, Sherity Kelly, Christine Lyshol, Vanessa McGhee, Rosa
Mergenthal, and Sandra Singer spent two years training in clinical
settings in Ketchikan and Anchorage. They also completed college
course work which qualifies them to graduate with an Associate
of Applied Science, Nursing degree. Graduates are now able to
sit for the national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN), and practice
as registered nurses.
The program, administered
by the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing, has
expanded to include 12 sites across Alaska. Clinical support
sites included Ketchikan General Hospital, Callisto Pediatric
Clinic, Community Connections, Gateway Center for Human Services,
Ketchikan Public Health Center, and Providence Hospital in Anchorage.
The University of Alaska Southeast
Ketchikan Campus is a part of the University of Alaska statewide
system and provides a wide variety of educational courses and
programs both locally and to students in distance sites across
the state. Many course offerings are available both locally
and via distance avenues including web-based and audio conference.
Through these courses, students can achieve certifications, associate,
bachelor and master degrees.
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