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Meet Samantha

Workforce Challenge

Samantha White, a 22-year old mother, needed to find an internship to help her meet clinical requirements for her certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

Workforce Solution

The South Dakota Department of Labor provided Samantha with a summer internship to help her complete her certification. As an intern with Interlakes Medical Center in Madison, White gained experience in practical nursing duties related to patient care such as measuring vital signs, gathering information from patients, giving injections, and monitoring and reporting reactions to medications. White attended Southeast Technical Institute so she could find a job within the nursing field to help support her and her child. She graduated in June 2010.

Outcomes & Benefits

The internship also ended in June, but White’s supervisor was so impressed with her abilities and desire to try new things that White has been kept as an on-call nurse until a permanent position becomes available. Good luck, Samantha!

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