Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And the Spring 2010 group of interns are...

Jayson
Jayson is from all over— Born in Greeley, lived in California and Oregon, then here to Utah. He is a graduate of the Weber State Nursing program and says “I’m just excited to be done with the stress of school.” Jayson says his most interesting life thing to date is that he “..um.. Dated a jazz dancer! I’m kind of a lame-o!” For fun, he loves to go to dinner and enjoys meeting new people. He would like to start traveling and “oh… I’m starting to play golf—PGA here I come!” Friends would describe him as fun, reliable, and welcoming. Jayson was interested in the Internship because “It’s the perfect set-up! New grad who loves stressful situations.” If Jayson could go to lunch with anyone he would choose Garth Brooks, “Just a fan. Growing up my little cowgirl Mom got me hooked. I would like to see what he’s really like.”

Nykol
Nykol hails from Blanding, UT. She is a recent graduate of the Nursing program at Mesa State College in CO. She has experience working with her LPN as well as her RN from CEU-SJC. Nykol has almost 5 years medical-surgical experience working in a very rural hospital. She was interested in the Internship because it offers ICU experience, which she has always been interested in. Her most interesting life experiences come from her hobby as an avid rock climber, something she picked up in Colorado and has been hooked to ever since. Other interests of Nykol include four-wheeling, scrapbooking, reading and spending time with her family. Friends would describe her as motivated, determined and tenacious. If she could go to lunch with anyone she would choose “My Grandmas, she died when I was 16 and I would love to see her and talk to her and hear her advice.”

Felicia
Felicia grew up in a military family and has moved around a lot. She claims Alaska as her hometown. She is a recent graduate of the Weber State Nursing program and up until recently worked for a staffing agency, which gave her the opportunity to work on a variety of floors. She was interested in the Internship because “It allowed me to stay in the wonderful State of Utah and gives me great nursing experience.” Her most interesting life experience is going on a road trip from Florida to Indiana to Oregon to Alaska and back to Utah. For fun Felicia likes to run, fish, hike, play with my English bulldog “Doug”, and cook, “ I love cooking for people.” Friends would describe her as a listener, compassionate, and self motivated. If she could go to lunch with anyone she would choose her husband.

Jessica
Jessica is originally from Michigan but now calls Bountiful home. She is a graduate of the Weber State Nursing program and has spent the last 3 years working on a medical/ surgical floor in Tooele. Jessica was interested in the Internship because “this has been my ultimate goal— I’ve always wanted to end up here.” Her most interesting life experience to date has been honeymooning in Rome, Italy. For fun, she enjoys going to the Zoo, traveling and eating, “my husband is an exceptional cook.” Friends would describe her as empathetic, generous, and entertaining, “they always laugh as me…?” If she could go to lunch with anyone she would choose “Obama— I’m so in love…”

Zoe
Zoe is most recently from Portland, ME. Before that she spent 4 years in Bozeman, MT. She recently graduated from an accelerated nursing program at the University of Southern Maine. Zoe was interested in the Internship because she is intrigued by critical care and heard about the program through her friend, former intern Sloane Johnson. Her most interesting life experience has come from her love of traveling, “ For 2 summers I led community service trips for high school students in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.” She has also traveled to Argentina to go skiing. For fun, Zoe enjoys the mountains—skiing and climbing. She also likes quilting and baking. Friends would describe her as energetic, hard working, and athletic. If she could go to lunch with anyone, she would choose Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea. “He has a great sense of adventure and dedication.”

Shaynie
Shaynie is from Heber City, UT. Her educational background was originally in Business from Utah Valley. Most recently she graduated from the College of The Desert in Palm Springs, CA where she has spent the past 5 years. She was interested in the Internship because of the U’s attention to detail and how working in the ICU connects to her personal goals. Her most interesting life experience has been traveling, “I have been fortunate to travel the United States and explore a few of the surrounding countries.” For fun, Shaynie enjoys skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking, skateboarding, and riding the motorcycle she bought a few years ago, “it’s changed the way I feel about life.” Her friends would describe her as fun loving, smart, and giving. If she could go to lunch with anyone it would be “my G-Ma. She is one of the special people in my life that I don’t get to see nearly enough.”

Dusty
Dusty is from Cedar City, UT. He just graduated with his BSN from Southern Utah University. Dusty was interested in the Internship because he wanted a solid foundation in Critical Care. His most interesting life experience has been learning another language while living in another country during his mission in Quebec, Canada, “The words in French for ‘prostitute’ and a famous native dish sounded identical to me when I first arrived. “ For fun, Dusty enjoys wrestling, baseball, and anything outdoors from hunting to riding his horse, to wakeboarding, snowmobiling and the list goes on. Friends describe him as driven, compassionate, and passionate. If he could have lunch with anyone, he would choose Thomas Jefferson, “He had one of the most brilliant minds, I would love to learn from him.”

Jenny
Jenny is originally from here in Salt Lake City. She graduated from the Westminster Nursing program and has since been working at South Davis Hospital in Bountiful. She was interested in the Internship after she did her capstone in MICU, “I loved my rotation—I knew this was the area I wanted to be working in.” Jenny’s most interesting life experience has been traveling and working in Asia, “I was an English teacher in Thailand and Taiwan, and also a teacher and editor in Korea.” For fun she enjoys snowboarding and just learned to road bike, “I go all the time with my husband and friends.” Friends describe her as loyal, caring, and hardworking. If she could have lunch with anyone, Jenny would choose Oprah, “She has done a lot of great things for the world. I love all of her charities and how she touches the lives of so many people.”

Korey
Korey is from Longview, TX. She graduated from Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA and has had 1 year of experience working in a cardiac IMC. Korey was interested in the Internship because, “I thought the program would be a unique experience, and it’s cooler than Texas!”. Her most interesting life experience has been traveling for two weeks in Europe with a friend, “We went to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Milan, Rome, and Paris.” For fun she enjoys reading, watching sports (especially volleyball and football), and traveling. Friends would describe Korey as loyal, practical and good-natured. If she could go to lunch with anyone, she would choose Michelle Obama, “because I believe that she’s a great example for working women to follow; she’s smart, articulate, and manages to strike a delicate balance between career and family.

Rebekah
Rebekah is from Boise, ID. She started her education and Boise State and graduated with her Nursing degree from the U. She has been a nurse for 6 years and has been in a variety of areas: pediatric, dermatology, med/surge ortho, urgent care, pediatric urology, and OR/PACU, “I love to do everything!” Rebekah considers her most interesting life experience to be living in several unique places, “I lived in Hawaii for a few years and lived in Europe several years— I love to experience new things.” For fun she likes to run, ski (snow and water) and hike. Her friends would describe Rebekah as organized, clean, and the type that “would do anything for you.” If she could have lunch with anyone she would choose JFK, “Who did it?”

Ryan
Ryan was born in New Mexico and raised in Colorado, but has lived in Utah since 2001. He is a graduate of the SLCC Nursing program and was formerly a certified Pharmacy Tech here at the U . Ryan was interested in the Internship because, “I love to help people, and to have a challenging job where I could be constantly learning.” His most interesting life experience was living in the city of Detroit for a few years, which was the opposite of the small town that he was from, “I saw ‘Devil’s Night’, burning cars, etc.— It was scary and fun.” For fun, Ryan enjoys cars, computers, learning, and finding new ways to save money. He also enjoys exercise, mountain biking, and spending time with his family. Friends would describe him as fun, smart, and responsible. If he could go to lunch with anyone, it would be Bill Gates, “He is very smart– he defied the odds by going from college drop-out to one of the richest men in the world.”

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