Xiangyue “Winnie” Wu has been many things: a doctor, a mom, a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, a surgical neurophysiologist. In December 2016, she became a registered nurse.
“I can’t believe I almost graduated college without doing this. Working in Tanzania definitely taught me how to compromise and work with literally nothing.”
"I want them to be aware of where that patient in that bed came from and where we’re sending them home—because there might not be one…”
“Over the years I have realized that I really wanted to be more involved with my patients' care ... ”
The Nurse Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) has a proven record of stability in structure, collaboration with community partners, and service learning for students that allows it to meet the opportunities and challenges of healthcare to the underserved community.
The Northern Kentucky Nursing and Interprofessional Research Collaborative (NIRC) positively impacts the health of northern Kentucky through the implementation of community-driven interventions based on interdisciplinary research methods, quality improvement initiatives, and the application of best practices.
The College of Health Professions (CHP) is tackling the critical local need for healthcare professionals. A gift to CHP secures scholarships for current and future students, and supports program like the Nursing Advocacy Center for the Underserved (NACU) where students provide health assessments in underserved communities.