As a new grad, I don't have very many options in the nursing world. But it turns out that I don't mind working the night shift at UW Medical Center — nights aren't as hectic, and I have more time to research (though most of what I learn happens on the floor).
It's a really challenging job, but really rewarding as well, especially when I see patients get well and hear positive feedback from my superiors. My team is supportive, and I feel comfortable sharing my fears and questions with them. I'm so grateful for where I've started my nursing career.
—Aida Mambetkarimova '11
See more in the Autumn 2012 Response Magazine "At Work" gallery.