I can’t believe that I’m at the end of this 15-week Family Health Center internship already . . . . It really has flown by so quickly. Just reflecting over the past 4 months, I am remembering each patient and each heartfelt moment. This has truly been an experience that I will take with me for the rest of my life!
Young or old, each person has given me a greater understanding for my future in nursing. So many stories will forever be in my heart, and I can only hope that I’ve helped every patient in some small way.
One thing I’ve learned is how to communicate more effectively with patients . . . . My KVCC nursing instructors will be so proud to hear that I utilized “therapeutic communication” this summer!! I also feel more knowledgeable and well-rounded as an LPN and better prepared for my future as an RN.
Overall this experience has made me look at things in my life completely differently. I know I’m blessed with many things in my life but now I also realize more than ever how important it is to NOT take things for granted. I have seen so many people whose lives have changed in an instant . . . people who never thought they would be in the predicament where they are today. They have taught me to appreciate today.
There are many wonderful people that I’ve met at Family Health Center: Doctors, Physician’s Assistants, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Licensed Practical Nurses, Medical Assistants, Front desk staff, Medical Records administrators, Pharmacists and Technicians, Community Relations and many more…..THANK YOU!
To the people who worked along side me, I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to teach me the ropes and show me new experiences!
And, finally, my tremendous gratitude to Pfizer and KVCC for creating such a remarkable opportunity for me to learn and share my experiences with all of you.