My internship at Hereford Regional Medical Center has given me an experience of a lifetime. I have learned more in one summer about nursing than all my rotations in college combined! As a senior at the West Texas A&M University, I needed to figure out what department I wanted to pursue after graduation. Thanks to this internship, I know what I want to do.
At Hereford Regional Medical Center, I got to work in the Med/Surg department, ER department, Obstetrics department, and the OR/PACU department. My favorite department was the ER department because of the amount of experience you get in one shift. I got to remove sutures and staples, give different types of shots and medications, and I can’t even count the number of IV’s and Foley’s I got to start. The variety of patients that one sees in the ER is amazing. This is why I want to be an ER nurse. The OR/PACU was also very cool! I got to see the removal of tumors, appendectomy’s, and gall bladders and also the repair of hernias and cesarean sections. In Med/Surg, I got the One-on-One patient care that every nurse loves. Med/surge teaches you patience and critical thinking skills. In Obstetrics, I got to witness the miracle of childbirth over and over…and over again. This wasn’t my favorite department but I’m glad I have the experience mentally engraved in my brain for future reference!
The internship was a challenging experience along with all the fun I had. Being put on the spot to perform a specific procedure was a nerve rattling experience at first but thanks to the staff at Hereford Regional Medical Center I’ve grown as an individual and as a future nurse. They’ve been a huge help with my self confidence because they would go out of there way to make me a better nurse and to get the most out of my time at Hereford Regional Medical Center.
For this final paragraph in my final blog, I would like to dedicate it to the RN’s at Hereford Regional Medical Center such as Jason, Belinda, Sharleen, Nancy, Patty, Kristin, and Heather who would always give me the opportunity to perform a procedure and continue to grow as a Nursing student. They never doubted me and always gave me the confidence that I needed. I want to give them a huge thanks along with Anthony Tijerina for the opportunity to learn from them and be a part of their family.