Resident Spotlight: Linnea

Tell us a little about yourself

I was born and raised in Fairfield, MT and I received my BSN at Carroll College. Go Saints!Photo

Why did you decide to apply for the program?

I really loved the idea of nurse residency programs, and the additional support for that comes with them. I listened to Mandy (the director of the residency program for KRH) speak at a Transition to Practice conference my senior year of nursing school, and I knew this was a program I could see myself in. I wanted to stay in Montana, and I have family in the valley, so it was a perfect fit!

What have you liked so far about being at KRH?

Everyone has been so welcoming and encouraging! The nurses and other staff members love to teach and share their knowledge. They genuinely want to see us learn and succeed. I’ve been told that nursing is a team sport, and that is definitely the case here. There are a lot of moving parts that come together to care for our patients in the best way we possibly can.

What do you look forward to in the next 6 months?

I am excited to get to know my co-workers and other members of the team at KRH. As I said before, it’s a team sport and forming trusting relationships is really important. I look forward to improving my skills and med/surg knowledge, as well as getting to work more with patients.

 What is your WHY you went into nursing?

I went into nursing to make a difference and to help others, even in the smallest of ways. Bedside nursing definitely puts us in position to do that. It’s a lifelong profession, with so many different routes you can take it. I love working with others, and I am very thankful to be in this field!

Welcome to KRH, Linnea!

We are so excited to have you on our team.