Shaleen Gilpatric

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    Shaleen Gilpatric
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    I am a mother of two daughters and also have two granddaughters raised them all as a single mother. I care for my dad who lives with me as well as my oldest granddaughter. I also care for my mother who is going through treatment with Lung Cancer. I truly enjoy people and interacting with them. I am generally a positive happy person with an infectious laugh, so I been told. I also enjoy music and dancing and implement that in my job. And I think I am a regular comedian, with a serious side as well. My goals in life are to continue on after I achieve this goal to become an LPN to move on for my RN. I may move into the teaching aspect of nursing for I enjoy teaching people and feel I would be good at it. I really have enjoyed being an LNA for 25 years would like to pass my knowledge onto new LNA’s. I am also have been a advocate in the past for various reasons. My newest adventure is going to be a petition to the State of New Hampshire to change the patient to aide ratio from 1:16 to a more reasonable ratio. this could possibly entice more people to want a career in Nursing. I look forward to becoming a nurse in this program.

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    Tyler Lawrence
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    Hello Shaleen! Having worked with you in the past as a fellow LNA I can certainly confirm said infectious laugh! You have a big heart, and it sounds like a true passion in helping others that are unable to help themselves. As someone who has worked in conditions with very heavy resident to staff ratio, I think your petition is an awesome idea! I look forward to watching you fulfill your dream in becoming a nurse and think patients would be lucky to have you!

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    Kylee Abbott
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    Hi Shaleen,
    First Props to you for caring for so many people at once and still chasing your dreams to become a nurse I could never do that! I agree with you about the staffing ratios, its so crazy how understaffed every nursing home is now. I felt like when i first became an LNA it was never this bad!

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    Brandon Johnson
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    Hi Shaleen! I think it’s awesome that you put an emphasis on the humor and social interaction aspect of the job. I also try to implant that on every shift, it’s so important to give the residents a positive experience every time we walk into their rooms. I’m sure you’re an amazing LNA and will be an amazing nurse as well!

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