“I went to Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and graduated with a bio major, chemistry minor dual degree, and I have been working in the Chicagoland area for 16 years. I have worked in various facilities including Lexington Nursing Homes across the south side, Advocate South Suburban Hospital, and Christ Hospital.”

“I am currently going back to school to get the extra certifications and credits needed to work as a registered nurse.”

“The medical professional shortage here in Illinois is very obvious when you go to work here.”

“When I have taken shifts up during this pandemic, I will have 20 to 30 patients to care for. I have patients that need to be seen at least once every two hours and others hourly. That’s a ton of work and unrealistic in hospital settings, especially.”

“Adding Illinois to the Nurse Licensure Compact could really help alleviate the heavy burden placed on nurses, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Majdi Razick
Certified nursing assistant
Chicago, Illinois