I volunteered at The Bridge-Dallas' Homeless Recovery Center over Thanksgiving break. Each year my family and I do this together as a time to help out those less fortunate, especially during the holidays, to help remember what is important in life and to be grateful. I always love doing this event and it is fun because we do it with some other families as well. I enjoy talking with some of the people in attendance and hearing their story. This reminds me to be thankful for what I have going on in my life.
These are extra hours I am putting in from clinical for nursing school. I had clinical rotations in labor/delivery and NICU, pediatrics, and management. Each clinical are 12 hour shift days. I worked at Northwest Springdale, Willowcreek hospital, and Arkansas Childrens. I really have enjoyed this semester in the various rotations. I really enjoy helping others and love working in the hospital setting. Each day I come home from clinicals I am reminded of all I should be thankful for and find it all very eye opening.
I was in charge of a group for the Pi Phi 5K and cheered on the runners.
Through the nursing program I volunteered at the Hope Event. This event was put on by the church on Dickson Street and was available to the homeless and veterans who do not receive annual health check ups. We provided flu shots, regular health assessment, eye exams, dental exams, and much more. Lunch was provided for these participants and they were consulted on their health. It was really rewarding to get to volunteer at this event and made me realize how lucky I am to be able to go to a health care provider regularly.
These hours are from working in a nursing home two days a week since the beginning of October. I have loved my time at North Hills and become close with some of the residents there. It is a nice reminder to be thankful for our health and youth. The residents there get so happy having people talk to them and really appreciate all the help they receive.