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Nursing student earns honor in Army nursing course

10/20/2011

An Austin Peay State University nursing student graduated at the top of her class at the U.S. Army’s Critical Care Nursing Course at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Capt. Jessica Fetter, an Army Nursing Corp reservist in the 4203rd U.S. Army Hospital in Nashville, graduated from the course in August, achieving a final grade of 96 percent and earning her the distinction of Distinguished Honor Graduate.

At graduation, she was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for her accomplishments throughout the course.

The course was held from May 1 through Aug. 9. The 14-week course consisted of 240 hours of didactic work and 320 hours of clinical experience.

In addition to serving in the Army Reserves, Fetter works at the VA Hospital in Nashville and is an undergraduate student enrolled in APSU’s School of Nursing. - Melony Shemberger