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Alyssa Hanson - Academic Major: Nursing; Engagement Focus: Community-Based Learning, Volunteerism, and Service

Alyssa Hanson, another UNF School of Nursing graduate from Saint Augustine, Florida, has dedicated her time to working with a variety of populations in the Jacksonville area through her service to organizations including Pine Forest Neighborhood Centers and the Breakthrough to Nursing Committee within the Florida's Student Nurses' Association. For two years, Alyssa has participated in raising money for American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, educating pre-nursing students about UNF's nursing program opportunities & standards, and participating in career fairs within Jacksonville schools to advocate for the nursing profession.  Alyssa states that her experiences at UNF have helped her realize the importance of collaborating with others to maintain top patient care and that even though she came to UNF knowing she wanted to change the lives of others, UNF has given her the knowledge and skills to attain this goal in a multitude of ways.