(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
GRADUATED : Chewelah resident finishes long journey to get Masters Degree…
Alexis Peters has a busy schedule with three kids and a full time job as a nurse at NE Washington Health.
Despite this, she found the time to spend 27 months getting her masters from Simmons University in Family Nurse Practice.
“The last 27 months have been full of so many different emotions,” Peters said. “Finishing school being a full-time mom, wife and employee wasn’t easy. I faced so many ups and downs as life unfolded. I have so many people to thank for helping me through this.”
Her husband Will Peters helped support her through a process that began in March of 2018 and featured very few breaks.
Peters siad she would love to stay close to home to serve the Stevens County community with her new degree. She also said she has to take her certification exam at some point. COVID-19 has affected clinical and certification exam availability.
“I am so relieved to be finished with school. For healthcare workers, completing the degree means you can finally sit for certification exams and practice,” Peters said. “I am so relieved that school is over. Now to take my board exam! I will be so much more relieved once that is over. I have greatly enjoyed having time back to enjoy playing with my three boys. They were beginning to notice my absence when I had to be away for class and studying! ”
Peters is a 2011 graduate of Jenkins High School