WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Lowell native at Navy readiness center

 

February 13, 2020

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Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Emma Nolan graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014 and is now an outpatient and inpatient pharmacy technician at NMRTC Bremerton.

BREMERTON, Wash. – Lowell native Emma Nolan said her experience with Navy medicine has been eye-opening.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Nolan graduated from Lowell Junior/Senior High School in 2014 and became a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in 2017 at Pioneer Pacific College in Springfield. She joined the Navy shortly after earning her LPN.

"I have always wanted to be in the medical field," she said. "My grandma was a registered nurse and I took after her kind and loving nature."

At one of Nolan's clinical rotations in school, she worked at a free medical clinic for men, women and children with no insurance or limited income. During her time at the clinic, Nolan met a retired Navy lieutenant commander and it sparked her interest.

"I decided to head over to the recruiter's office and ask what they could for me and how I can be a part of serving my country," said Nolan, who is now an outpatient and inpatient pharmacy technician at NMRTC Bremerton.

"I like that NMRTC Bremerton is a small, tight-knit command that offers a lot of different opportunities for their sailors to get involved within the hospital and outside of it," she said. Nolan said that working as a pharmacy technician is a vital role in contributing towards the Navy surgeon general's priority on operational readiness.


"My duty as a pharmacy technician ensures that all personnel have their proper medications before deployment, remaining in line with and working towards the mission of the hospital, and providing medications that keep active-duty sailors healthy, fit for duty and worldwide-deployable," she said.

 
 

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