Nursing DNP student treats homeless residents

Mercy Egbujor, a nurse practitioner of the Valley Homeless Healthcare Program and a member of the first cohort of doctor of nursing practice students at San José State University’s Valley Foundation School of Nursing, was featured in a front page article of the San Jose Mercury News ( Dec. 14 for her work with homeless residents in Silicon Valley.

Egbujor was interviewed, along with other healthcare workers, on the challenges of getting treatment to homeless residents, while they visited an encampment known as “the jungle” along Coyote Creek. During the visit reported on by the Mercury News, Egbujor oversaw a makeshift waiting room near a mobile clinic while other doctors went directly to the patients who were unable or unwilling to come the few hundred yards to the mobile clinic.

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