Blog 2: What my summer will consist of
July 16, 2015

This is my second year doing an internship through Ogallala Commons and both have dealt closely with the medical field. This year I am doing my internship at Plains Memorial Hospital in Dimmitt, Texas. I was particularly excited to be able to do the internship in Dimmitt because it is just 15 minutes away from my hometown of Hart. I have only been working for a short amount of time and already I have learned so much! I have used lots of skills and knowledge I learned in Introduction to Nursing Skills at WT in the spring but I have also learned a few tricks of the trade from the staff at Plains Memorial. Everyone I work with is so friendly and welcoming. They all are just as excited to have me there as I am to be there. I enjoy the company of the entire staff as well as the patients at the hospital. At my time at Plains Memorial I have got the chance to perform Certified Nurse’s Assistant duties such as changing bedsheets, feeding patients, assisting with hygiene, and helping to ambulate patients. I have also learned how to properly document patient activity in to the computer for the RN’s and doctors to review. I have also been able to observe and learn from the RN’s. We have a charge nurse, a med nurse and sometimes an ER nurse. They rotate around and help each other out when needed. The environment at Plains Memorial Hospital is a wonderful place to jump start my career path of nursing.

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