UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center Members

Olivia Fuentes, Nutrition Representative

Olivia successfully completed the Response to Escalated Situations Training (REST)

“The SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Training Fund has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a healthcare leader by easing my financial load. When I was at a non-union long-term care facility, the education benefits were meager and I ended up paying over $12,000 out of pocket for my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. But, when I came to UW-Valley Medical Center and became an SEIU 1199NW member, I was able to access the Training Fund benefits to finish my BSN, and now I receive $5,250 a year toward my Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Washington. The Training Fund gives nurses and healthcare workers the boost we need to pursue our dreams.”

Jatinder Kaur, RN, BSN

Jatinder is pursuing her Master's of Science in Nursing