Job Right After Graduation:
After graduation from WMU, I was a Certified Nurse Assistant at Friendship Village, where I was a caregiver for the elderly in assisted living and special care units. My responsibilities included taking vitals, assisting with activities of daily living, providing end of life care, assisting those with dementia in daily living. I loved knowing that my patients were happy to see me every day. Bedside manners were the most important skills I developed while working at Friendship Village. Both dementia and end of life are difficult realities of life, and developing bedside manners will aid in any healthcare career.
Master of Science in Physician Assistant at Eastern Michigan University graduating in 2021.
What advice do you have for others pursuing a career similar to yours?
Always follow your heart, and don’t be afraid to switch you path, whether it’s in medicine or not. The key to a successful career is job satisfaction.