Looking forward to earning her ADN from Lorain County Community College (LCCC), Katlyn Moore shares the experiences that brought her to this point and her goals for the future.
I am a senior nursing student at LCCC, and I am scheduled to graduate in December 2020. This has been a long, sometimes very difficult journey, but looking back from where I am right now, I feel very humbled and proud to be where I am. I always knew that I wanted to work in some type of healthcare field. As a kid, I was always amazed with hospitals and everything that went on inside of them. The fast-paced environment and life-saving work has always been something that sparked my interest.
At first, after graduating from high school, I thought I wanted to be a medical assistant, then after starting some of my prerequisite classes and taking medical terminology, I changed my mind to becoming an LPN. After talking with some friends and family, I decided that I wanted to just go all the way and become an RN. It wasn’t until my son was hospitalized for a short time that this decision became completely clear to me--I definitely wanted to become a nurse in an acute care setting. The work the nurses did, the way they cared for my son and our family and answered every question I had really inspired me.
Fast-forward two years and here I am. Getting ready to graduate with my Associate’s Degree of Nursing (ADN). Believe it or not, I have a position waiting for me at the exact hospital and unit at which my son was treated. I could not be more excited. I am thankful for this journey and everything that I have learned. I am thankful to all of my amazing instructors who have taught me from the very beginning and have cheered us on the entire way through this program. I am looking forward to helping families the way the nurses helped our family during my son’s hospitalization and I can only hope to make a difference in someone’s life the way those nurses did in mine.