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Katie Knisely, LPN

Internal Medicine Clinic

Katie shares information about her job as an LPN, why she chose The University of Kansas Health System and what inspires her.

Q: How long have you worked at The University of Kansas Health System?

Katie: I have worked at The University of Kansas Health System for five years. I started out as a medical assistant in cardiology and transferred here as a nurse four months ago.


Q: What is your favorite part about working here?

Katie: I like getting to know my patients over a long period of time and being their support and advocate.


Q: What is the work environment like?

Katie: It's such a family atmosphere. We all get to know each other, and we are a team here to support each other.


Q: After graduating as an LPN, did you know where you wanted to work?

Katie: My biggest fear when leaving LPN school was that I was going to have a hard time finding a job. I wanted to work in a hospital setting, and most hospitals don't hire LPNs.


Q: What is your typical day like?

Katie: It's busy all the time, whether you are answering phone calls, talking with patients, calling the pharmacy or being in the clinic with our physicians and rooming our patients. It's busy, but the time flies by and we have fun.


Q: What would you tell an LPN who is looking for a job?

Katie: Come work with me. It's so much fun, and there is so much support.


Q: How was your experience when you first started at the Internal Medicine Clinic at The University of Kansas Health System?

Katie: I came in very nervous, but everyone has been more than helpful. You can ask 8,000 questions, and no one gets annoyed.


Q: How is your manager to work with?

Katie: I love my manager, and so far I don't have any managers here that I haven't loved. Their support is incredible. My manager is very supportive, and her door is always open.

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