Part one of this four part “Why I became a nurse” mini-series begins with Alisa Melugin. “The reason I chose to go into nursing is because I am a proud cancer survivor. Being only six years old when I was diagnosed, I spent a lot of time in the hospital receiving treatment. I’ll never forget the nurses…

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In 1960, the class motto for the Burge Hospital School of Nursing was “Have pin will travel”. I have lived this motto throughout the course of the nearly 60 years I have spent in the nursing field. Nursing has taken me across the country more than once, both vocationally and as I completed my studies.…

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