February 3, 2009
Gary Pittman (left) watches as Tom Ammerman demonstrates intubating a patient, during a Gila Community College nursing class.
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Gila Community College class provides personal touch for nurses-in-training
The two-year wait to enter a Maricopa County nursing program frustrated Tom Ammerman. The 55-year-old weighed his options and decided the 98-mile drive each way from his Valley home to Gila County was preferable to an exasperating wait.