BC: Designed by Candice Rountree Finished May 2011
2: The girls I met in nursing school, I will always be friends with. We have so many fun memories together! | The road to BSN...
3: Left: Lakin Rigby, Rachel Dudley, Victoria Yao, Jeehie Sung and me at Jeehie's farewell. Below Left: Megan and S-Mo being silly in basic cooking class. | Above right: showing off our freshly shot arms. Right: Megan Robinson, thanks for letting me start my first IV on you!
4: Left: the SWKT, where I spent most of my 4 years. Right: Michelle, Heidi and I at a bonfire | Left: learning sterile technique. Above: the nursing uniform | we studied some too...
5: Christina Jamison, me, Erin Maughn, Heidi, Carrianne King, Michelle in SCOTLAND! | Amie Glauser, me, Jessie Cordell, Kim Grant and S-Mo at a Christmas party. | Laura Bunting, Kim Grant and me, practicing IV's. | Some friends at Kelsie Egan's wedding reception | memories
6: The HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLORS to celebrate the coming of Spring!
7: Zion National Park April Trip | Funny story about this trip. It was on my birthday and I went with 3 guy friends from the ward. At the end of the day, we had a potty break before getting in the car to drive home. I somehow managed to rip my shorts about 6 inches right down the fly! I had to wear my sweatshirt all the way home :) I don't think they ever noticed, at least never said anything!
8: SENIOR- ITIS | SENIOR- ITIS | Chris Andrews and I at a football game | Megan Robinson in foods class | Michelle and Heidi on Halloween | Little Miss Julie | Michelle and I at Festival of Colors | Bonfire, burning scrubs | Me, Kim and Jessica
9: I organized a scrub burning party up the canyon a few days before graduation. It was so much fun! | Never wear the white again! | Amanda O'brien, Cassidy Tomao, Kim, Sammie Clifford, Michelle, Jessica, me, Jenn Bloomfield, Alexa Kohl, Victoria Yao | Sammie, Stacie, Amanda, Me, Kim, Michelle | Cassidy, Amanda, Kim, Me and Jessica
10: Nursing Banquet | Daniel Hoffman, Me and Kim | Me, Kim and Jessica | Michelle, Cassidy, Sarah Morris, Jessica, Tausha Allen, Amanda, Jenn, Kelsie Egan, Me, Jane Leavy, Kim, Karina __, Maria Blas
11: I sure love these girls | Me, Kim and Jessica | Me, Jenn and Kim | Sarah, Kelsie, Michelle, Jenn, Me, Kim, Heidi | Sarah, Michelle, Jenn, Kelsie, Me | Me and Miss Kim
12: Candice Rountree, BSN
13: HAPPY GRADUATION!
14: Brigham Young University College of Nursing Class of 2010 | Back Row: Jared Weishaar, Erin Swift , Anne Rogerson, Jane Leavy, Amie Ostler, Elizabeth Wheelwright, Brandi de los Santos, Roel de los Santos, Michelle Sorenson, Victoria Yao, Mykel LeCheminant, Brianne Johnson, Lakin Rigby Row 2: Karina Tew, Rachel Dudley, Whitney Wilde, Christina Pace, Cindy Stice, Taniel Proctor, Katie Thornton, Karen Miller, Claire Stanfill, Heidi Goodyear, Camille Jensen, Brittany Bayles, Melissa Terry, Stacie Wright, Dantzel Marsh, Elyse Garlock, Mariya Blas, Row 3: Sarah Morris, Jenn Bloomfield, Kelsie Egan, Michelle Aucoin, Heidi Hafen, Lindsey Snell, Aubri Root, Aubrey Thorpe, Alexa Kohl, Marie Taylor, Mary Jo Ford, Robyn Gyllenskog, Calvin Vanderhoff Row 4: Allie Holt, Tausha Allen, Laura Bunting, Kimberly Bacon, Sonya Anderson, Candice Rountree, Diana Snyder, Jessie Cordell, Kimberlee Grant, Jessica Hoffman, Christie Sue Henrichsen, Cassidy Tomao, Amanda O'brien, Lindsay Bradley, Katie Bates, Elise Lane Row 5: Sammie Clifford, Brittany Lewis, Andrea Jackson, Breanna Hagenbuch
16: All hail the conquering graduate!! | Before and After August 2006 and April 2010
17: FAMILY Mom, Dad, Clayton and Grandpa Gene came to Utah for graduation.
19: Shelly Reed, favorite professor | The friends who got me through! | Kelsie Egan | Jessica Hoffman | Breanne Loosle | Kim Grant | Heidi and Michelle
20: After graduation, I went HOME to CONNECTICUT for 4 weeks. It was a much needed break! While home, Clayton went to prom with Jasmin Gimenez. Janelle and Julie came to visit, and Janelle and I had a photoshoot. Oh yeah, and there was some studying for the NCLEX too!
21: There's no place like home... and adorable nieces!
22: MORE FUN PICTURES FROM HOME | We opened up the BBQ, and we found a family of mice living inside!
23: Emily Beech's Wedding | In July, I went back to Oregon City for the first time in 10-ish years. I went for Emily Beech's wedding. It was an interesting weekend! My mom and I stayed with our good friend Linda Conlee. Linda, my mom, me and K.C. (Linda's daughter) had some bonding moments, mom spent the weekend in the hospital, and my childhood best friend was married in the Portland Temple! I met up with another good elementary school friend at the reception, Sarah Henderson.
24: Zion National Park August Trip
25: Every August a group of friends from my BYU ward get together for an overnighter down in Zion National Park. This year we hiked Angel's Landing, watched a meteor shower and hiked down The Narrows. Such a good time!!
26: My home away from home: Intermountain Medical Center Thoracic Intensive Care Unit | Watch out world! Here comes Candice Rountree, RN!
27: My last semester of nursing school, I completed a capstone-internship on the Thoracic ICU. I knew that after 3-4 months of being on the unit, I wanted to work there. I left an impression on the nurses and the nurse manager offered me a position after graduation. I was so excited. It was not an easy decision to make as I was torn between staying in Utah or coming home to Connecticut. After weighing the pros and cons, I decided to stay. It has been a good choice. Graduation and my trip home was a wonderful time. But it wasn't the end. I got my degree, but my licensing came later. Taking the NCLEX was a crazy experience! While I was at home, Dad gave me a father's blessing to have the comforting powers of the Spirit with me, best blessing ever! It helped more than any amount of studying I did. I was so peaceful and calm going into the test. The next 3 days were an emotional rollercoaster! One minute I was so excited, I knew I had passed, the next I was scared our of mind and I knew I had failed! Finally the verdict came in, I had passed in 75 questions and was now a Registered Nurse.
28: AUTUMN | My favorite time of year is in the fall. I love the cool weather, the beautiful colors and football season. The best part of autumn this year was NOT going back to school! I was in Utah for all of Fall this year. I went to most of the home BYU football games and watched the rest. Sarah Beech and I took a drive around the beautiful Alpine Loop. In November Sarah, Kim Grant, Jessica Hoffman and I took a day trip to Zion National Park. The red rock and the autumn colored leaves were so beautiful! | View from the Alpine Loop | Zion National Park
29: Me in Zion | Kim and Jessica | Sarah
30: Happy Halloween!!
31: Michelle and I had a fun night of carving pumpkins, watching Ghostbusters and eating shneikerpies!
32: Merry Christmas
33: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, How could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss
34: Rockin around the Christmas tree...
35: I was a newbie this year at work, which required me to work on Christmas and New Years. I came home to Conn. for a bit in mid-December to spend some time with the family. It was too short! Decorating the tree to rockin' Christmas tunes is always fun with Mom and Dad and our awesome dance moves. :)