Six Graduate From UAA Nursing Program Ketchikan
A formal pinning ceremony for University of Alaska Anchorage Associate Degree Nursing Program Ketchikan graduates was on Sunday, December 6, at 6:00 pm at the Sunny Point Conference Center.
Seated: Julie Olmstead, Pamela Standley Standing: Elena James, Sarah Cook, Maureen Northway (UAA faculty), Kristin Fahey, Cindy Carson
A formal pinning ceremony for University of Alaska Anchorage Associate Degree Nursing Program Ketchikan graduates was on Sunday, December 6, at 6:00 pm at the Sunny Point Conference Center. Six registered nursing students received their pins. The pinning is a long held traditional nursing ceremony. Speakers included Maureen Northway, UAA School of Nursing Assistant Professor; Erin Pringle, Anchorage faculty; and Ketchikan General Hospital Nurse Manager John McCormick.
Cindy Carson, Sarah Cook, Kristin Fahey, Elena James, Julie Olmstead, and Pamela Standley 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.