Bronco Spotlight: Riley Prentice

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Bachelor of Science in nursing, 2018

Current Job Title:

Registered Nurse 

Current Employer:

Bronson 

Describe your current job:

I am currently working as a Nurse on the cardiology floor of Bronson. 

 What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is the knowledge that what I am doing in my 12-hour shift is helping improve this patient’s outcome and overall health. The most challenging part is not always knowing the end results of the care we provide. 

If you had a campus job or internship, how did they impact your career development? 

During school I worked on campus in the Career and Student Employment office, and it was an incredibly rewarding experience. Working on campus taught me to better balance my work, school, and social life because they were centered around Western’s campus. The department that I worked was especially helpful with my career development by giving me the skills in interviewing and applying for jobs, which I used in applying for my position as a nurse extern in my last year of school. 

What advice do you have for students looking for their career after college?

I highly recommend getting an externship in your field. I was offered a position on my unit because of my experience on there, as an extern. It is possible to balance the work with nursing school, it’s challenging, but so rewarding. 

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