WITC students attend Nurses Day at the Capitol
Protesters and police around the Wisconsin Capitol posed no deterrent to the
WITC student nurses who attended Nurses Day at the Capitol. Recently 32 third
and fourth semester Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College nursing students and
their advisors climbed the steps of the Wisconsin capitol amidst the throng of
protesters. But their purpose differed: these nursing students were in Madison
on health-related business.
heard from nurse leaders about federal health care reform, as well as content
related to Gov. Walker’s proposed budget bill. They also met with Rep. Erik
Severson and staff from Sen. Sheila Harsdorf’s and Rep. John Murtha’s office and
discussed certain health-related Wisconsin bills along with the proposed budget.
asked how this year seemed any different from previous years, WITC Nursing
Instructor Bonnie Howe says that this year to enter the Capitol security was
tighter: purses and bags were checked, and a security wand passed over each
person. The students saw a couple hundred protesters inside playing drums and
bagpipes, and nearly as many police officers.
group rents a bus and stays one night in Madison.