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  1. 0 Hi everyone! I just thought I'd start the new State forums off with an introduction thread. Please feel free to reply to this thread if you wish. Otherwise, feel free to start a new topic if you wish to discuss other topics that are local or state related. Enjoy!
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  3. Visit  Brian profile page

    About Brian, ADN

    Brian has '18+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele'. From 'Minnesota'; Joined Mar '98; Posts: 15,289; Likes: 16,227.

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  4. Visit  Wackyswirly profile page
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    Hi, Alaska nurses. I'm currently in texas but hope to be in Alaska next summer. I'm looking forard to hearing from some nurses up there about what it's like.
  5. Visit  Mama Val profile page
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    Hi to everyone from the lower 48
    Welcome to the great country of Alaska, I have been up here for about 6 years now, some days I love it and some days I hate it.
  6. Visit  peeweedelivery profile page
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    Hi, another friend from Alaska! I am currently enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage, hope to be accepted to the program that starts in the fall. I was in a nursing program before in Oregon but had to pull out, my husband is in the army and we moved, then had a baby, then teenagers....anyhoo...I am finishing this time not matter what! I have 5 kids ages 3-18, busy with church responsibilites, family and school. I love to fish, camp, backpack, sew, read (for fun....how long has that been?) and spend time with the kids. I love Alaska but don't know if I will stay here after I am done with school...anyone else out there from Alaska?

    Michelle:kiss
  7. Visit  Zucki profile page
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    Quote from luvbabynursing
    Hi, another friend from Alaska! I am currently enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage, hope to be accepted to the program that starts in the fall. I was in a nursing program before in Oregon but had to pull out, my husband is in the army and we moved, then had a baby, then teenagers....anyhoo...I am finishing this time not matter what! I have 5 kids ages 3-18, busy with church responsibilites, family and school. I love to fish, camp, backpack, sew, read (for fun....how long has that been?) and spend time with the kids. I love Alaska but don't know if I will stay here after I am done with school...anyone else out there from Alaska?

    Michelle:kiss
    Hello Michelle, I'm an AF RN, who will be moving to Alaska with my husband who is also active duty. I read your message about going to University of Alaska to become a nurse. I am intersted in doing my masters, possibly FNP during our 3-4 year tour down there. Is the Univ. Alaska the only University nearby Elmendorf/Anchorage area that offer graduate degrees for nurses? Would you happen to know when the new schedule for spring 2004 might be posted? How is it living in Alaska?

    Hope to hear from you soon!,

    Lynn
  8. Visit  snikodym profile page
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    The University of Alaska Anchorage is the only university with a masters program in the state. The nice thing is you can do online work. Go to the university web site and it will help. Of course you will in Anchorage and be able to utilize the campus. I am a UAA grad of 1990 and I did most of my studies with audioconferencing and online.

    Quote from Zucki
    Hello Michelle, I'm an AF RN, who will be moving to Alaska with my husband who is also active duty. I read your message about going to University of Alaska to become a nurse. I am intersted in doing my masters, possibly FNP during our 3-4 year tour down there. Is the Univ. Alaska the only University nearby Elmendorf/Anchorage area that offer graduate degrees for nurses? Would you happen to know when the new schedule for spring 2004 might be posted? How is it living in Alaska?

    Hope to hear from you soon!,

    Lynn
  9. Visit  chemincal profile page
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    I see that no one has posted on here for about 3 years but I decided to still go for it. I was born and raised in the great AK, in Juneau specifically, now studying to be an RN in SoCal. I miss Alaska, it is such a beautiful place. Y'all need to get the word out to the other AK nurses about this site! It's great for communicating and inqueries.

    Thinking about my dad commercial fishing... :trout:
  10. Visit  scrubsnhugsRN profile page
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    I live in the Great Southeast, moved here 13 years ago and don't plan on moving!!
  11. Visit  akdukefan profile page
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    Quote from scrubsnhugsRN
    I live in the Great Southeast, moved here 13 years ago and don't plan on moving!!
    Well I live in Anchorage - moved back here about 4 years ago from the South. Born and raised up here - some days I love it and some days I hate it. Anyone out there interested in talking. Currently I am pursing my BSN degree with Indiana State Univeristy through there Distance Education Program.
    Linda
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  12. Visit  nananurse3 profile page
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    Hi akdukefan,
    I hope youe doing greaat in school. Congrats on advancing it' really hard but worth it. I hope to get to Alaska next year. Anchorage is one place i hope to see. I have viewed anchorage on the states Web cam. Where are some neat places to see when I get there.
  13. Visit  akdukefan profile page
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    Quote from nananurse3
    Hi akdukefan,
    I hope youe doing greaat in school. Congrats on advancing it' really hard but worth it. I hope to get to Alaska next year. Anchorage is one place i hope to see. I have viewed anchorage on the states Web cam. Where are some neat places to see when I get there.
    Well nananurse3 there are so many places to go - send me a private message and then I will send you my email address and we can chat. Currently talking to another member this way and it works out better then trying to post all this information and especially since I am so busy with school and such sometimes its a month or so before I have time to get on here and search for new messages. Hope to here from you soon!
  14. Visit  TopazLover profile page
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    To Nananurse3-Everywhere in AK there is something wonderful to see. I live in South East so eagles are common, as are whales and sea otters, etc.
    I also have lived up north and visited different parts of the state. Winters are wonderful in the snow areas. Avoid SE if you don't like mud and rain. Summers in SE are the best. Not too hot and you are right on the water.

    Wildlife on the mainland is everywhere. Moose, deer, caribou, bear, fox, etc. Denali is too be seen! I have frinds who have climbed it but that is not for anyone but the most fit and prepared. Many climbers die each year trying it. Other mountains are climbable and worth the effort if you are able.

    Anchorage has lots to see but it is too big and typical city for me. Juneau is great for a visit; but again, I would not want to live there. As the capital it seems every conversation is political and everyone works for the state. While I know that is not really true it does not attract me except for the cultural aspects. They have great folk festival and every other year a gathering of native groups. They also attract lots of talent.
  15. Visit  roseruth profile page
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    HI.
    I just joined All Nurses. I live in Fairbanks, love it here. I'm going to Racine WI in 2 weeks to do my CPNE with Excelsior! I'm Nervous Wreck! Been an LPN for 18 years.
    To Nananurse3 the are millions of fantastic things to see and do in Alaska. Plan lots of road trips to see the sites.


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