On Working in the Community:
"It's different than a hospital but I'm still getting the experience. I'm with the same patients day in and day out, so it really helps me individualize my care. I know in the future wherever my life may take me in my nursing career, I'll be able to effectively communicate with different patients."
On Receiving a Nursing Scholarship:
"The scholarship that I got from Labouré helped me when I was going through a lot personally. Being in school, and having the support and the instructors that I had helped me push through. Now I am able to register for my boards, and I will make a difference in a lot of people's lives."
On What It Takes to Be a Nurse:
"Nursing as a career takes a real special kind of person. If they’re looking at nursing as a way to make a living, you can do that anywhere. If they’re looking at nursing as a way to change a life, or to contribute to someone's life so that they remember you, then you know you’ve got the right person."
On Treating a Young Radiation Therapy Patient:
"Patients of that age need anesthesia [to remain still during treatment] but it’s not ideal to put a patient under every day, so we spent the beginning course of treatment working with Ashlynn and her parents to do the treatments without the anesthesia. She did it without any problems at all. It was such a huge victory for all of us."
Expected grad date August 2018
“A scholarship would assist in funding a future where I am able to give back to my local community. There is a tremendous need for compassionate individuals in the smaller Boston area neighborhoods and I plan to personally dedicate my time and effort to creating a more positive healthcare experience for the people in my community."
Graduated December 2017
“I work two jobs just to have the chance to live my dream… nursing is my passion and it is what I’m born to do. No matter what obstacles come my way, I try to stay positive and keep on going.”
Expected grad date April 2019
“I will be paying for college on my own without help from my parents. This is not to say that they don’t help in other ways. They are my emotional support and that’s something that means more to me than any amount of money.”
Expected grad date April 2018
“Being a nurse…is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in the health of ordinary people… a nurse never runs from a person in need.”
Despite the best efforts of medical professionals and educators to increase the workforce over the past few years, shortages are projected in every healthcare profession.
"Training new physicians, nurses, and other health professionals takes years, sometimes decades. Without more graduates from nursing and medical schools and increased innovation in shared roles and responsibilities among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals, individuals and families will face longer wait times, greater difficulty accessing providers, shortened time with providers, increased costs, and new frustrations with care delivery."
—Amy Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE, is a Graduate Health Policy Fellow in the Center for Health Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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