WASHINGTON (CNN) - New York Sen. Hillary Clinton worked side by side with a nurse in Henderson, Nevada on Monday night, taking part in a major union's effort get all of the presidential candidates to "walk a day in the shoes" of ordinary, working Americans.
The day after completing rounds of the medical and surgical units at St. Rose Dominican Hospital with nurse Michelle Estrada, Clinton aired the first ad of her presidential campaign focusing on health care reform.
"I think that as a result of our time together, Senator Clinton has a better understanding of the energy and hard work it takes to care for patients for 12 hours and then come home to raise a family," Estrada said in a statement. "I’d welcome her back on the job any time.”
The event was part of SEIU's "walk a day in my shoes" program. Democratic presidential candidates John Edwards, Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Barack Obama have already taken their turns. Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and former Gov. Mike Huckabee are scheduled to participate by the end of the summer.
– CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich