Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Awards Future Nurses Scholarship to Winnie Wu of San Mateo, CA

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Pintas & Mullins Law Firm announces the winner of the Future Nurses Scholarship

Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, a nationwide personal injury firm, has awarded its $2,500 Future Nurses Scholarship to Winnie Wu, 27, a nursing student at Samuel Merritt University in Northern California.

Miss Wu, a San Mateo, CA resident, is in a one-year LPN nursing program, after graduating from the University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Literatures in English. She discovered her calling for nursing at a very young age when she translated for her family, all immigrants from China, during hospital visits.

The Oakland, CA native rode in ambulances with her grandparents, translating instructions from EMTs and other medical professionals. That loneliness and isolation at a person’s most vulnerable moment stuck with her. She carefully made medical dosage plans for her grandmother, explaining each side effect in detail.

“Seeing what my grandparents went through inspires me to treat each patient as if they were my own relative,’’ she wrote in her essay.

She described the loneliness of her grandfather’s hospital stays, when he had to wait for his family’s visits to be able to talk to anyone.

“As I started nursing school this month, I have noticed the importance of effective interpersonal communication and cultural sensitivity,’’ she wrote.

The personal injury attorneys at Pintas & Mullins have a front-row seat to the quality of medical care in the United States. Since 1985, the firm has represented patients who have suffered from nursing home abuse and neglect. An adult is never more vulnerable than when in the care of a nursing home or hospital facility.

So much of a patient’s well-being is dependent upon the quality of care given by the nursing staff. A good nurse can make all the difference by tending to a patient, but also by explaining what is happening to them in real-time.

Miss Wu, with her language skills and experience helping elderly relatives, will be the kind of compassionate nurse the firm hopes to encourage with this scholarship.

To read Miss Wu’s essay and see her interview, visit the firm’s website.

For more information on the 2021 Pintas & Mullins Future Nurses Scholarship, visit the website or call (800) 706-9393.

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