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An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Introduction to the Health Care Professions course at Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) is packed with aspiring nurses. There’s the man in his mid-20s who returned to school after years of working low-wage food service jobs. The young woman with glasses who graduated five years ago from a local Catholic high school. The teen who has always loved working with children. The 22-year-old who just earned her GED and wants to follow her two sisters into nursing.