Appreciating skills taught, learned

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By Ashley Swanson

When I was younger, all I wanted to be was a nurse like my mom. I wanted to care for people, I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to be there when people needed you the most.

When I reached 16 years old, I was finally old enough to take the Certified Nursing Assistant classes at the Blue Valley Lutheran Homes in Hebron.

Over the summer, my classmates and I read the enormous books given to us, we practiced techniques and protocols, and we studied until our eyes saw double.


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