She was born in Dayton, Ohio, but has lived for most of her life in Miamisburg. “My father was in the Air Force stationed at WPAFB,” she says, referring to Wright Patterson Air Force Base. “I am an only child, and my parents have been married for twenty-six years.”
Ohio Northern University offers students an exceptional nursing program that combines course work with hands-on learning. Nursing is a growing field, and those students who complete the program and go on to a nursing career are able to make a difference in the lives of their patients.
There is a lot of education and training that goes into becoming a nurse. One of the personal traits that any would-be nurse should have is empathy. It is crucial for a nurse to be able to emotionally connect with patients and to understand what their needs are. It’s also important for nurses to be good communicators. They are the ones that patients turn to for medical information, and they must often explain the condition of a patient to a doctor.
Nurses must be patient and calm, too. They deal with a wide range of personality types, and must provide excellent care even to those difficult patients they are bound to encounter. Even on those days when they aren’t feeling their best, they must rise to a consistent level of care.
Bethany Kludt understands that the job of a nurse is not an easy one, but is committed to her career choice. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys fishing and playing golf, and spending as much time as she can with her parents. She competes in National Physique Committee bikini competitions, and placed third in a competition held in the summer of 2014.