A Creighton sailor has successfully completed the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School and graduated recently.
Lane Jacobsen, a 2014 graduate of Creighton Community Schools, graduated from the technical school at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C., on Sept. 4. He is the son of Trudy and Larry Bearinger of Creighton and Larry and Katie Jacobsen of Creighton.
Jacobsen attended A-School before advancing to Power School, which trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.
Jacobsen will continue his training at Goose Creek as he moves into the next phase of his naval career in Prototype School, which is application of knowledge with school activities held on a decommissioned submarine on the Naval base.
Upon completion of Prototype School, Jacobsen will then serve in the Navy by going to the depths of the ocean in a submarine, to the open sea on board a ship or to the classroom to teach and mentor incoming trainees.
According to the U.S. Navy, the naval nuclear program is widely acknowledged as having the most demanding academic program in the U.S. military. Academics proceed at a rapid pace with high academic standards enforced in all subjects. Students typically spend 40-45 hours per week in the classroom with an additional 10 to 35 hours per week of study outside of lecture hours.