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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Nurses: 'with you from birth till the day you die'

By Dave Stancliff/For the Times-Standard

Posted: 04/18/2010 01:52:52 AM PDT

Hava Phillips, dressed in green scrubs, stood in the blustery Arcata Plaza on the first day of this year's Farmer's Market and collected signatures on a petition to save Humboldt State University's nursing program from elimination.

Next to her, 21-month-old Leo peeked out from behind the safety of his mother's leg and smiled at me. Hava, a second semester student, was born in Humboldt County, moved away, and came back to get her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.

How often do high school graduates in Humboldt County have to leave to go elsewhere to get a job? Most of those who stay and go to HSU have trouble finding work here for their chosen vocation. Not nursing students.

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4 comments:

kymk said...

Dave,

That was an absolutely excellent piece of editorializing--emotional hook, succinct, with strong facts to back it up. My hat is off to you!

peny113 said...

I do agree with the article that nurses are with people from the moment that we humans are conceived till the moment that we will die. This is one of the main reasons why nurses are very important workers of our society. But sometimes I'm perplexed that there are people who considered these men and women in nursing scrubs and white lab coats as inferior beings and treat them like slaves. Hope these people will realize the importance of nurses in their lives.

Dave said...

Thanks Kymk! I appreciate your kind wwords.

I agree with you peny113. People tend to not appreciate them. I know I appreciate them.

McKinleyville Kris said...

For-profit health care is the reason valuable, well-trained health care professionals are treated so badly, almost treated as badly as the people they are serving.