May 30, 2013

Notes on Nursing: Meet Erin!


My senior year of high school I attended technical school where I earned my CNA certification. Right after high school (2012 graduate) I got a job working at a local nursing home as a CNA. I then attended North Central Missouri College where I took prerequisite classes to get into nursing school. On 5/24 I got my letter of acceptance into the Fall 2013 LPN program which I am beyond excited about! 

When do you graduate?
 LPN school- 2014

What made you want to be a nurse?
 I have always had an interest in the medical field but didn't want to become a doctor. There are so many opportunities and different types of nursing available and I felt like I could always change if I didn't like one type of nursing. When picking a career I looked at what jobs would have good job security and I felt that nursing would be a safer job. It pays well, there are always jobs available, and I can be a nurse anywhere in the country. Plus I want to raise bucking bulls some day and with being a nurse I can work 3 days a week and haul my bulls on the weekends. 

What areas of nursing are you interested in?
 The area of nursing that I would most like to work in would be with kids who have diabetes. I got to know a little girl who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 3 years old. I learned about diabetes with her mom and it always interested me.

I would also enjoy working in OB, sports medicine, or anything with kids.

What has been your favorite nursing class so far? Least favorite?
 Favorite: Anatomy, because I love learning about the human body and how it works.

Least Favorite: Microbiology, it was really hard and it never really interested me.

What makes you most nervous about becoming a nurse?
Charting and passing medications. Those are things that if you mess them up you can get in big trouble or can harm a person. It just puts a lot of responsibility on your shoulders.


I think most nursing students don't like Microbiology. Probably the worst (& hardest) class I've ever taken! Good luck in nursing school, Erin!! You're going to be fabulous!

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