Seven Graduate From UAA Nursing Program
December 22, 2011
(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A formal pinning ceremony for Ketchikan graduates of the University of Alaska Anchorage Associate Degree Nursing Program was held on Saturday, December 17, 2011, at the North Tongass Community Club. Seven registered nursing students received their pins. The pinning is a long-held traditional nursing ceremony. Speakers included Tiffany Valentine, UAA School of Nursing Assistant Professor, and keynote speaker Rita Kittoe, UAA School of Nursing Assistant Professor.
Maia Aspinwall, Charlene Burns, Anastasia Connolly, Lauren Ernst, Kirsten Henrickson, Janelle Hyatt and Hilary Vincent 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, Peace Health Pediatric Clinic, Gateway Center for Human Services, Ketchikan Public Health Center, Alaska Regional Medical Center, and Providence Hospital in Anchorage.
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University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan
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