" I hope your story will be different. Nursing is a flexible profession and it brings meaning to your life. It gives you privilege to comfort other people," she said.
The Liberian public health specialist indicated that nurses have the ability to hold a patient's hand even at their dying bed.
"We are privileged to talk to people with different problems often unrelated to physical illness. And, we as nurses we know what suffering is," Mrs. Sawyer noted.
She added that nowadays in our society, we have bad nurses who are discouraging people from going to the hospital...why would someone be in pain and the nurse is on her phone doing something different. "We rely on you the contemporary nurses to change the bad behavior of older nurses and be better," adding that sadly, "some of these bad nurses are always given the opportunity to stay longer on the job at hospitals and clinics". "Make the difference. I had an experience where nurses wanted to administer a treatment that would have negative consequences on me but I raised the red flag because I knew they were acting wrongly. I can imagine what would happen if I were some of the many people who don't know what should be done to pregnant women. I had the direct situation where a nurse attempted to beat a patient in labour pain".
"I challenge you to make the difference. Thanks to the administration for grooming professional nurses," Mrs. Sawyer stated.
According to the school administrator, forty-five (45) began the class but only thirty-two (32) of them were capped.
Some of the students who were capped include Dellena A. Gballah, Benta Morgan, Olivia Gabriel, Sandrine Nagbe, George Lassanah, Eugenia Moore, Elias Diallo, Kerbeh Freeman, Rachelle McGill, among others. The capped students are pursing Associate degree in Nursing.
The capping process means these student nurses have acquired basis knowledge in the profession.