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Vivian Chang Dillon, left, of Rangely, and Justine Hathhorn, of Craig, display their medical presentations Tuesday at The Memorial Hospital. The two of them and many more in the Colorado Northwestern Community College nursing program presented research about new techniques and practices that may be useful for seasoned medical professionals.

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Your Health: Nursing know-how starts at a local level

Every idea that challenged preconceived notions sounds unusual at first, but in a field that’s constantly altering, keeping an open mind to fresh thoughts is key. The nursing students of Colorado Northwestern Community College got the opportunity to show their medical aptitude earlier this week when they presented their findings on new or less well-known techniques to health professionals at The Memorial Hospital and Yampa Valley Medical Center in a format not unlike a science fair.


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