Economic downturn impacts ASU nursing school

December 22, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Jahna Berry, The Arizona Republic] – Arizona State University’s nursing school capped a historic and challenging year this week, honoring a record-breaking graduating class.

“It’s been an unbelievable journey,” graduate Gina Dioguardi, 24, said Wednesday as she helped fellow graduate Leticia Medina, 22, put on her cap and gown. The two were part of 276 graduates from ASU’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation who were recognized at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Like any new degree-holder, the nurses are worried about jobs.

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