YON 2020 Day 313: Katlyn Moore, Nursing Student

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.

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