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Feb 26, 2015

Rural Student Profiles

by Kate Menzies

Students across the nation are hitting the books to earn degrees in fields that they love. As a bonus, they are putting their education to use in their rural communities to benefit the health and well-being of all who reside there.

Missouri RN Earns BS Nursing Degree Online

Virginia SlaughterA profile of Virginia Slaughter, University of Missouri Kansas City RN-BSN Rural Nursing Initiative

"This program will prepare the registered nurse for leadership, mentorship and critical thinking, as well as better assessment skills and more knowledgeable practice."

North Dakota Student Earning PA Degree Through Distance Program

Brittany Anundson
A profile of Brittany Anundson, University of North Dakota Physician Assistant Program

"I am impressed with the organization of the program and the very knowledgeable, professional and kind faculty."

Students Earn OT Doctorates Through Nebraska-Alaska Program

Profiles of Sarah Thompson and Karrianna Gallagher, Creighton University Entry-Level Distance Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program – Alaska

Sarah Thompson


"Being able to provide occupational therapy services to those who would otherwise be without is a way to give back to the Alaska community that I have grown up in."   –Sarah Thompson

Karrianna Gallagher


"This program is the absolute best decision I have ever made. It allowed me to stay in Alaska to complete my education and I was able to secure a job two months before I graduated." –Karrianna Gallagher



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