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Practical Nursing Graduate Highlight – Jennifer Knight

practical nursing“I chose WVJC Bridgeport because I really wanted a LPN program that was only one year and close to home. I heard about WVJC from a friend who also went into the program with me” said Jennifer when asked why she chose West Virginia Junior College Bridgeport. “I have always wanted to be a nurse and I finally found the opportunity to do so.”

When asked what Jennifer’s favorite part of attending WVJC’s Practical Nursing program was, she said, “going to clinical sites, spending time with patients and learning nursing skills.”

Jennifer’s advice for future nursing students is “Study, study, study! It will fly by!”

Jennifer says, “I definitely want thank Lisa McDonald and Pam Wilson more than anything. These two are the reason we are great nurses. I love it every day at work when we use our nursing skills and apply it. I love it when we know what’s going on with a patient from assessing them. It’s all thanks to these two amazing teachers and amazing nurses. I actually miss school, and miss both of them! They were our second parents for a whole year. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart.”

My biggest supporters were my parents, my boyfriend and my son. They were there for me through everything, and allowed me to follow my dream by helping me whenever I needed it.

Jennifer is currently employed at River Oaks nursing home on the skilled side. She states “it’s very fast paced and there is a lot to get done, but I love it.” Jennifer is also applying and getting things ready to further her education into RN school.