This is a guest blog post written by Leslie Wheeler, a Marian University student in the accelerated nursing program in Indianapolis.
I finished my second clinical rotation yesterday, and I am so excited about the prospect of becoming an RN! I had the most amazing experiences at St.Vincent Carmel Hospital. It is so interesting to see the differences between a smaller hospital like St.Vincent Carmel and what we call “The Big House” (St.Vincent on 86th Street).
Carmel is a slower paced atmosphere, which is nice at times, but I like the fast pace, go-go-go style of “The Big House” as well. I think that’s one of the most awesome things about nursing – there are so many options! I don’t think I’ll ever feel stuck in one type of job because there are so many things to do.
I spoke with a patient during this rotation who is an RN and had been working the corrections department in a prison setting. It showed me how many possibilities there are! I worked for 15 years in a factory, and my choices there were limited. Now, the world is my oyster. I am so very lucky to be a part of my wonderful new family at Marian University for St.Vincent Health.
I just don’t see how I could have made a better career change decision. Thanks, Marian University for St.Vincent Health! I feel like I’m a 50-year-old going on 20!