‘We will not give up’: Ohio college student fights to preserve college experience
“I have been on campus for about two years now and it has been the most amazing experience,” said K.J. “KJ” Thompson, an associate professor of nursing at Ohio State University.
“The atmosphere is just unbelievable.
It’s like an international family.
There’s so many people you just talk to, you feel like you’re talking to family members.”
Thompson says his students and staff are “in awe” of the college’s campus, the university’s facilities, and the many perks that come with attending the university.
Thompson has taught at Ohio state for almost 30 years and is the former president of the College of Nursing at the university, the first female president in the nation.
“It’s such a unique setting for nursing.
You’ve got the university and the colleges, it’s just a gorgeous setting,” he said.
“I think it’s the most diverse setting in the country.”
The Ohio State campus has been a hotspot for college students since the early days of the university in 1968, when the College for Creative Studies was created.
Students, faculty, and staff have come from across the country to study and work.
But there are few jobs in nursing today, with the majority of nursing jobs being held by people who are over the age of 65.
One of the most promising jobs for those people, according to Thompson, is in the nursing department at the Ohio State university.
A number of the jobs offered in the department are in the health care field.
In the last year alone, he said, the nursing workforce has grown from 10,000 to 15,000 people.
“In the last two years, we have seen about 8,000 new hires, and that is a very good start,” he added.
“That’s very exciting for us.”
In addition to working with his fellow nursing students, Thompson is also trying to keep his students from leaving the state.
He said that, for many nursing students who are considering a career in nursing, leaving the university is one of the more important decisions they will ever make.
“They’re like, ‘No, I’m going to stay in Ohio,'” he said of students.
“We want them to stay because it’s a great experience.”
A lot of the work is still going on in the state, but he said that some students are looking to continue their education in Ohio, which he said has some of the best and most prestigious nursing programs in the United States.
He noted that the university has a strong tradition of medical school programs and is looking to add more programs in that area.
“Ohio has a very strong medical school and nursing program, and it is still growing,” he noted.
“But I think it will be a big, huge step.”
For the past few years, Thompson said, he has noticed that the medical students are beginning to become a little more critical of Ohio.
“What we are seeing is that it is starting to get out of control and it’s getting into a more aggressive, ‘I’m not going to sit in my house for the rest of my life and watch these guys and get drunk and go to bars,'” he added, referring to the drinking culture that has taken hold at colleges across the United State.
“Some people are going to do this because they have been told by the professors that it’s good for them, and I think we need to change that.”
Thompson said he hopes that, in the future, he will be able to see some of his students graduate and return home.
He is planning to hold a conference for those students in the near future to talk about the changes they see in the college community and the future of the profession.
For now, Thompson says he is focusing on the nursing students and their efforts to stay.
“At the end of the day, they’re going to be the ones to be remembered,” he told The Next Wires.
“A lot of these kids, if you can imagine what they’re doing at the end, they are doing what they do.
We will not let them go.
They are going back home.
We are going forward.”