|Michaela Guest, Practical Nurse|
Hi Michaela. Thanks for joining us on the blog. What's it like being a student in the Practical Nursing program at Green River?
Michaela: The LPN program is challenging! There is never an idle minute--if you're not in the middle of a homework assignment, you are studying. The program is also very rewarding. The hands-on learning is great with our instructors, and the students are such a supportive group working to help everyone succeed.
What lead you to pursue training in this field?
Michaela: I was laid off from my position as an editor and no one was hiring, so I thought about a career where I would really learn and have the ability to help other people on a different level. Plus, I have two kids now, so I wanted to know more to take care of them. There's nothing to gross me out in nursing--I've seen it all with them :)
How has Workforce Education--specifically, the Worker Retraining program--helped you reach your goals?
Michaela: The Worker Retraining program is what has made this transition possible for my life. Without the support provided by this program, I would never have been able to further my education to better the life of my family.
You're gearing up to graduate this summer--congrats! What are your future plans after Green River?
Michaela: That is a good question! I was hoping to transition right into a Registered Nurse (RN) program, but that may prove more of a challenge than I thought. So I'm hoping to start working as an LPN as soon as I get my license while I continue applying for RN programs.
Funding Tip! All four Workforce Education funding programs--BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining, and WorkFirst--support Practical Nursing at Green River.