Thompson, Josi

In by Clear Lake CSD

I’m Josi Thompson, the newest member of Clear Lake’s team of nurses. I am wife to Seth and mommy to three little beauties.  I’m a lover of Jesus, baseball, horses, and everything about the peace and beauty of the country.  And I’m a somewhat new found lover of coffee and running- not enjoyed in unison, of course. ?

As a child I spent a lot of time with my grandparents on their farm being immersed in a plethora of life skills ranging from taming kittens, to welding, “fixing” things in the shop, driving all things with wheels, learning to bake, sew, to do Pinterest inspired projects before Pinterest was a thing, and even a little Morse Code on the old CB radio.  I have to give a big thanks to them for investing time shaping my desire to care for and teach people.  They were great models of selflessness, patience and giving.  So when it came time to settle on “what I wanted to be when I grew up” the decision to choose a career in nursing or education was difficult for me.  Ultimately, I settled on nursing because of the diversity the profession offered, while still hoping to someday end up in an educational setting.  So…I completed my ADN from Iowa Lakes Community College and received my BSN from the University of Iowa.  I began my career in nursing at Mercy Medical Center-NI completing a Critically Ill Internship followed by positions in the Intensive Care Unit, Cardiovascular Recovery Unit, and Cardiac Cath Lab, where, on occasion, I still get to serve and keep up on my acute care nursing skills..

This fall marks the beginning of my fourth year at Clear Lake Schools.  Being new to school nursing, I have been a bit caught off guard how fast the seasons change and the months on a school calender turn!  Watching your children journey through these school years has brought me much joy and a little momma heartache on how fast little ones grow older.  Your children have reminded me to give thanks for the season of life I am in and insight into what my life will look like all too soon!  I’m looking forward to what this year has in store for us!