Reaching new heights: Nurses forge path to higher education

From page D1 | August 10, 2014 |  

FAIRFIELD — Nurse Elizabeth Scott-Paulson held up the red scarf, made by a patient, and shared the story behind it.

The nurse wears red to work each day at Valley Care in Pleasanton. The color represents passion, energy, life and hope in the darkest moments, she said.

The scarf and its stitches reflect many moments and many relationships, Scott-Paulson said.

Scott-Paulson, a Fairfield resident, is one of the nurses in Touro University California’s new School of Nursing. It is the only higher education institution physically located in Solano County that offers baccalaureate and higher degrees in nursing. The university has a campus on Mare Island.

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