“Though both my grandpa and my mom never fulfilled their own dreams to work in health care, every day they tell me how proud they are of me. I am going to make my dreams come true.”
METWEST HIGH SCHOOL | HEAL, HIGHLAND HOSPITAL
I’m a baby person. I love babies.
When I was younger, I would go with my mother to her doctor appointments when she was pregnant with my little brother. He was born here in Highland Hospital. I was so excited to come back and help these nurses during my internship. Every time I walk in here, I feel like I’m somebody who knows this hospital.
It has been a great experience. I have been doing HEAL internships for two years—every Tuesday and Thursday through my high school, MetWest. I am really focused on becoming a registered labor and delivery nurse.
At first, I was interning in the emergency room. A patient passed away and I kind of had a breakdown because it was so upsetting.
I talked with an ER nurse who explained that there are many different departments. That is when I realized I want to work in labor and delivery. We go through rotations, and I worked hard to make myself known in that department for doing a good job.
Though both my grandpa and my mom never fulfilled their own dreams to work in health care, every day they tell me how proud they are of me.
I am going to make my dreams come true.