I am currently in my second year of nursing school at The Ohio State University. Over the last year and a half, I have worked closely with my peers, instructors, and mentors in lab and clinical to build a strong foundation of nursing skills and provide efficient patient care. With my experience in school thus far, I have gained skills and knowledge that will aid me in my future healthcare endeavors. In addition to this, I have had the pleasure of working at a children’s hospital in my hometown for almost a year. As a Patient Care Assistant at this hospital, I had the opportunity to build a solid foundation of hands on patient-centered care. As a float staff member, I have been able to gain experience on several different units and work with many different staff members on a regular basis. Because of this, I have broadened my learning experiences and diversified my nursing practices. I have worked diligently over the past year to strengthen my patient care skills and gain confidence in my abilities. I have had the pleasure of being able to build upon my strengths and work on my weaknesses. Although I still have a long way to go and a lot of knowledge to gain, I continue to take every opportunity given to me to advance my practice.