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Victor Palmer

Academic/College Success Advisor, Student Services

Main Campus
Grundy Hall
140
319-296-2320 ext. 1481
victor.palmer@hawkeyecollege.edu

"Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you are right." —Henry Ford

I began my career in nursing in 1981 as a CNA and quickly realized I wanted to be a nurse. I enrolled in the Nursing program at Austin Community College in 1984, graduated, then started in the Peri-Operative Nursing program at Rochester Community College and St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester Minnesota graduating with a peri-operative nursing certification in 1988. I worked in Orthopedic Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester Minnesota for a little more than a year, but it was geriatric nursing that was a passion for me. I took a job as Director of Nursing in a nursing home and am proud to say that one of the homes received the first-ever Governor’s Award for Outstanding Care.

I am a high school drop-out who, when registering for nursing school, was told that I would not make it because it was the hardest program they had at Austin Community College. This made me that much more determined to achieve my goal of becoming an RN It reminded me that you never want to let anyone steal your dreams or goals.

I enjoy working with students, helping them achieve their hopes and dreams.

Program Areas

Vic is the Student Success Specialist for students in the following Health programs:

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