Karen Aten (1995, 2005)
Manaager of Cardiac Care/Central Telemetry
Hays Medical Center
Hays, KS

I manage a very fast growing Cardiac Care Unit with approximately 50 associates. Every day is a new experience with many challenges and opportunities to learn. As a master's prepared manager, I use my leadership, research, and statistic classes every day. Leading the associates, using evidence based practice, and facilitating measurable quality Improvement projects all require a sound knowledge base. The internship I remember most was the Veteran Clinic here in Hays when I was in the master’s program. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau. I learned much about management from LeAnn Zimmerman at the Vets’ Clinic. She has a very broad nursing knowledge base, is an excellent clinician and has great time management skills.

Abbie Bainter (2007)
RN
Hays Medical Center
Hays, KS

I work as an RN on the surgical floor at HMC. I find it very enlightening and also busy. I have learned so much in my first year as a nurse. I use my skills daily. The time management and leadership skills I acquired at FHSU have assisted me in my job and helped me to provide leadership to my peers. At FHSU, I was active in NCF and FHANS. I completed an internship after graduating from FHSU. I believe the internship helped prepare me for the “real world” by training me to perform in a hospital setting. The extracurricular activities have helped me form strong relations skills that I took with me to the job force.