Pennsylvania Institute of Health and Technology is excited to feature our Allied Health Coordinator, Kelli Workman, in this months blog!
Kelli is an alum of PIHT. She received her associate degree in Medical Assisting and is also a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Certified Postsecondary Instructor. After graduation, she worked in a variety of healthcare facilities such as Flores and Flores Medical Associates, Maxim Healthcare, Henry Clay Villa, and Harmon House Care Center. While Kelli enjoyed her work, she couldn’t help but feel a little unfulfilled.
When an opportunity to return to PIHT as an instructor presented itself, Kelli was thrilled. “Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was a student. I always enjoyed helping fellow classmates with assignments and studying.” She chose to teach specifically at PIHT, because of the “friendly atmosphere and sense of family among staff. I also enjoy watching the students grow. You watch them come in during orientation and they are nervous and shy. Then, as their journey progresses, you observe them transform into confident, self-assured healthcare professionals. Going through this life-changing event with them is very rewarding.”
Kelli says she is motivated by her “home and work family” and the success of her students. She is also motivated by the literature she reads. One of the best books she has ever read is The First Day of the Rest of My Life by Cathy Lamb. She says, “It showcases the empowerment of overcoming emotional and physical pain caused by traumatic events. It demonstrates that even the darkest times can be overcome with faith, determination, and strength.” When asked what her idea of a perfect day is, she insightfully replied, “I don’t think there is such a thing as on perfect day. The fact that I am getting up every day healthy, with my children, and able to go to a job I love, surrounded by wonderful people, makes anything less than perfect, trivial.” Kelli is most proud of her children. “They are my world. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.”
While Kelli loves the career path she is on right now, she would also love to pursue her BSN at some point in the future.
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