This news headline…“Nurse Outduels IRS Over M.B.A. Tuition” gave a warm feeling of joy in my heart and a big grin on my face. Who would have thought that a nurse would defeat the IRS on her own without an attorney? But what really striked me is the fact this nurse didn’t get intimidated, didn’t backed down and stood her ground. Doesn’t this remind you of what nurses are made of? Tenacity, perseverance, preparedness, organization, good record keeping, and fearlessness are qualities inherent to nurses, the same qualities that helped this taxpayer stand up to the most feared government service. Not many of us would even think of dueling with the IRS. What would you have done if you were in her shoes?
Congratulations to Ms. Singleton-Clarke, you make us all proud to be nurses!!