Letter of support from RN Student

11 Jun

My name is Stephanie Payne and I am a nursing student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and also work as a NST at UMMC-University campus.  I would just like for you and all the nurses to know that I believe in what the nurses are fighting for and I know many of my other nursing student friends are also in full support of the RNs.

I have come from a family of union workers and know first hand the meaning of picketing and standing up to management!  My dad was a member of the Northwest Airlines mechanic’s union, AMFA, and was one of the many mechanics on strike in the Summer/Fall of 2005.  My mom also currently works at Northwest (for over 35 years!) and is apart of the AFL-CIO union and been apart of a few strikes in her time.

If there is anything I can do for the Minnesota Nurses Association, please let me know! I believe the nurses are paving the way for how nursing care should be for future nurses like myself, and if there is any way I can show my support for this, I’d love to help.  Hope everyone is doing okay out there on the lines!

Thanks so much and, again, you have my full support!

2 Responses to “Letter of support from RN Student”

  1. Vicki J June 11, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Stephanie, You want to know how you can help?, you already have in the letter you just sent. Thank you.

  2. Eileen W June 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Thank you, Stephanie! Please share your feelings with other students, our future colleagues. And there is a group of UM medical students who feel as you do and that you could get with. They are led by Eduardo Medina, medi0067@umn.edu. Thanks for your support!

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