Letter to the Editor
Dear UIS students, staff and faculty,
It is very hard for me to write this letter bidding you all farewell because I have thoroughly enjoyed being here as a Nurse Practitioner to help care for your health for 12.5 years.
I am torn about leaving UIS. I have laughed, cried and had lots of fun in this position. College Health never has a dull moment! I have to say, I have met many intelligent and compassionate students who will make the workforce a more enriched place to be.
You all have bright futures before you, and I thank many of you for trusting me over the years to care for you in times of illness and in health. I learn just as much from you, as you do from myself, about your conditions or health in general.
I wish you all the best in the years to come and please promise me to make your health a priority in your lives!
Staff and faculty, I will miss many of your smiling faces as well! I always appreciate your trust in my judgment on health related issues. And I never minded the “curb-side” consult!
I have always been humbled by those who have asked me for ideas on how we can make UIS a healthier place to be. I hope you all can take ownership in your own health and jump on board when the Wellness Committee asks for your involvement. Be a change agent in your own office or building to improve our culture of health on campus.
I am leaving UIS for many reasons, and some of those reasons are beyond my control. I will be caring for patients in the Springfield community in the near future. Best wishes to you all!
Yours in health,
Jill Stoops APN/FNP-BC