Working with military Veterans has been rewarding, being previous military myself, I can connect and learn about them and their stories. I assist the Veterans on our ward, which is a long-term/hospice/rehab ward, get dressed and ready for the day, or get them ready for bed if on evenings, toileting, passing medications if I am assigned the med cart that day, assist with meals, treatments such as wound care, catheter care, and rounding. I have learned a lot here since I was basically a new LPN. I would watch the treatment nurses come and do wound care rounds so when it was my turn to do wound cares on a Veteran, I knew what I needed to do. I enjoy working with my co-workers, I enjoy working with the Veterans, getting to know them and their families, especially as they are transitioning when their loved one passes away, being there for them as much as I can in those final days.
The experiences I get to learn from