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Victoria Muchmore

Capstone Practicum 2019


My capstone experience...

... was at the Family Care Unit at Ivinson Memorial Hospital which includes Labor and Delivery, Post-partum, and the Pediatric unit. My dream has always been to work with children so I was super grateful to be placed on a unit that can help me work towards this goal! (It also so happens that I was born at this very hospital!)

Capstone's experiences reinforce passion and motivation

I have learned so much from my time spent here! I’ve been able to go from helping a mom in labor, to welcoming a newborn into the world, to then caring for a toddler with respiratory problems all in the same day. I’ve been able to practice assessments, administer medications, and provide a lot of teaching and education to patients. I have learned how to work with a multi-disciplinary team and how important it is to have good communication and a positive attitude. Although I felt completely unprepared going into capstone, I have been able to see how the coursework and clinical sites throughout the program have prepared me for this experience. It has nothing but reinforced my passion and motivation for becoming the best nurse I can be and helping as many people as possible.


Overall, I have loved my capstone experience. These past few weeks I’ve really been reflecting on how lucky I am to be where I am. Although nursing school has been one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, it’s all been so worth it! As I’ve seen a baby be born, a new family going home for the first time, or help a sick kiddo start to feel better, I’ve been thinking on just how awesome it is that I get to be involved in this process.

I originally chose nursing because it allows me to serve in unique ways. I get to help people when they are vulnerable and unable to help themselves. Being able to actually be in the hospital setting with the capstone placement, it has been satisfying to watch the progression of patients. I just feel so excited when I see someone understand a certain concept or apply what we’ve taught them. Nursing school has been very challenging, but in the last few weeks I’ve started to see how it really all can be worth it in the end. The hard work really does pay off and it makes me want to work even harder in these next few months to get ready to start my own career. How lucky are we to be nurses?!

Story placed: 4/9/2019

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