Alumnus Luke Adams Visits White House for National Nurses Day
Nursing Alumus Luke Adams, a nurse from Bloomsburg, Pa., was one of several nurses invited to the White House to witness President Trump sign a proclamation commemorating May 6th as National Nurses Day.
Adams was one of the early health care responders who traveled to New York to help treat coronavirus patients at Staten Island University Hospital. A critical care nurse, Adams' commitment to caring for others had him leaving his wife and two young children and traveling to New York without having a place to stay. When he arrived, he spent his first eight days working 12-hour shifts while sleeping in his rental car before locals hearnig of his plight offered him a place to stay.
Learn more about this amazing Duquesne Alumnus:
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Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Proclamation in Honor of National Nurses Day
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