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Letters to the editor – Wednesday – 5-5-16

Reflect on value nursing brings to each of us

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually May 6-12 and recognizes the positive impact nurses make on our communities by providing public health education and preventative health knowledge, advocating for health care policy improvements and focusing on person-centered care and safety.

As a student at Chamberlain College of Nursing, I aspire to be a part of this community of care and join those who chose this honorable profession before me. These nurses have created an impactful, fulfilling and exciting path for the next generation of caregivers.

All of us have either been a patient or have a family member who was cared for by an extraordinary nurse who went above and beyond to care for us when we needed it most. I encourage everyone to reflect on the value nursing brings to each of us. I will join my fellow students in acknowledging our local nurses and others who have shaped and supported us on our own journeys to becoming nurses as we hope to one day also provide the highest level of care to every patient.

Central to our development as nurses are the professors, families, friends and fellow students who encouraged our growth and reaffirmed our commitment to transforming health care. I know I have been inspired by many mentors along my personal path, and my nursing journey has just begun.

Please join me in recognizing the extraordinary nurses who have made a positive impact on your life and your community.

— Corey Mills


GOP victim of racism?

The writer is responding to an editorial, “Why insist on GOP lease?”

So you don’t want the revenue from the GOP in a used up mall for six months? If it was a gay or black group, would you have been so quick to say no? I think not. Again, where is the real racism? Trump 2016!

— Grant Eagle




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