I am a nursing student and I am a proud volunteer for Stand Up for the Cure. I feel that it is not enough that I learn theories and concepts inside the classroom.  It is important that students are given the chance to experience first-hand what happens in different healthcare settings and investigating solutions for mainstream problems with alternative medicine has helped me understand so much about my vocation as a nurse.  This year, I was assigned as a volunteer at a local hospital in our community.  I was able to use what I have learned in the classroom in promoting health and preventing illness of the patients by collaborating with members of the hospital’s healthcare team. We all work hard to ensure that our patients are given the best medical care possible and that health professionals attend to their concerns until they achieve functional independence in doing their basic activities in their daily lives.  Safety of the patients is also a priority.  I was excited to do the job.  And also thrilled to consult families, and point them in different directions that they may have not considered otherwise.