Nine students in the University of Alaska’s School of Nursing were pinned Friday, Dec. 12 during a ceremony at the UAS Sitka campus.
“The traditional pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of the new nurse into the profession,” said Dr. Lori Hart, the outreach coordinator. “We celebrate the hard work of these outstanding students, who have completed a rigorous two-year program. Most of their classroom work and clinical rotations occurred here in Sitka. We appreciate the clinical partners in the Sitka community who have helped prepare these nurses.”
Hart said some graduates will likely stay in Southeast, and others will spread across Alaska and to the Lower 48 states.
“Each of these new nurses will make a positive impact on the future of health care; they are a caring, knowledgeable group who reflect well on UAA and the Sitka campus of UAS,” she said.
Graduates are: Carrie Calvin, Becky Clifton, Sandra Huber, Julie Mauch, Alycia Miller, Roman Sorokin, Lucas Starbuck, Amy Valley and Amanda Walker.
The 2016 UAA nursing Sitka cohort has already been selected and will begin class Jan. 12, 2015.