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Nursing students begin final year in program


August 30, 2018

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

The students in the nursing program at PMC through UAA, from left to right: Valaree Nilsen, Audrey Morton, Adam Axmaker, Carolyn Kvernvik and their instructor Rosa Niemi.

This week, the students in the nursing program at the Petersburg Medical Center began their second and last year in the program.

"Nursing school is stressful no matter where you go," said Rosa Niemi, a registered nurse staff generalist and adjunct faculty with the University of Alaska Anchorage. "They seem to be doing really good. They are a close knit group."

The program is with UAA. Half of the course is done online through teleconferencing, readings and group projects. The other half focuses on hands-on clinical exercises in the hospital. Niemi and Nichole Mattingly are registered nurse...

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