Katelyn Paget volunteered over the summer months on the inpatient units, and is now beginning her first semester of nursing school!
What do you study, and what are your future plans?
I am going into my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, studying nursing.
What made you decide to volunteer over the summer months at Children’s Hospital?
I decided to volunteer this summer because I am headed to college this fall and needed to solidify my decision that nursing was the right path for me to take. When you volunteer, you learn so much that will come in handy for any health care profession like what the emergency codes mean, precautions when entering the room, bedside manner, and so much more! After spending time firsthand in the hospital, watching all the nurses go about their jobs and interacting with patients, I am 100% sure that I want to be a nurse!
Tell us about a fun or memorable volunteering moment.
My most memorable volunteering moment this summer was when a little girl came into the playroom and we started to make a friendship bracelet out of embroidery floss; two other patients then saw us making them and joined in. Everyone started talking with each other-even the parents! It turned into quite a party and was really fun! I am really glad that Children’s gave me this summer opportunity.
Thanks, Katelyn, for spending the summer with us at Children’s, and best of luck in the new school year!