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Annette James

When her life was falling apart, Annette James earned credentials for a successful nursing career in Alaska

 

THEN: With a business management and high travel background, a 20-year gap since attending school and a 17-year marriage ending in divorce, Annette, mother of three, needed a career change. The Practical Nursing program at WWTC helped Annette

  • Realize her leadership potential as a top student and president of the student organization, HOSA.
  • Complete practical nursing training within one year to enter college.
  • Earn an associates nursing degree in one year and complete a bachelor's degree in one more.

NOW: After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with two prestigious awards – the Native American Undergraduate of the Year and Native American Student of the Year – and completing a clinical rotation with the Public Health Department, Annette now serves as deputy chief of Public Health Nursing for the state of Alaska.