Medical examiners identified that the young man died of myocarditis. Weeks later, the nurse practitioner found out about her patient when the urgent cared was being sued for negligent treatment. During, trial it was brought to light that the nurse
What that teacher said prompted many doctors appointments and tests and speech therapies. That is a lot for a fourth grader to take on. One doctor told my mom I had aspergers and that I would never make it anywhere just as my teacher had told me. My mom was not going to take that answer, she took me to a specialist who diagnosed me with something else. What this doctor diagnosed me with fit much better and explained a lot to my mom and I.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
My Future as a Nurse Practitioner 1 Take a moment to imagine yourself in a hospital or a clinic. Have you ever wondered who is taking care of almost all of the patients in a medical facility, all at the same time? That person is a nurse practitioner, or an NP. Besides administering medication, treatments, diagnosing patients, and performing small outpatient surgeries, it is an NP’s job to treat all of their patients with love and care. Doing this makes their patients feel like family, so they will trust their NP to properly care for them.
I want to be the nurse that changes someone’s day or changes the rest of their lives. However, I didn’t always want to be a nurse, I wanted to be a doctor. This changed because to this day I have a personal relationship with favorite nurse, but I only see my doctor during my yearly checkups. Therefore, I decided I want that personal relationship with my patients. I don’t only want to change their lives with medicine but change their lives with empathy and compassion.
I took a cadaver class last year where we reviewed what we had learned from previous anatomy and physiology classes. The professor of that class is a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, and he showed us how to do certain medical procedures while we got to practice using the cadaver. We dissected the cadaver as well as learned to suture. That class was by far my favorite class I’ve taken since I’ve been in college, and it made me feel very excited for my future working in the medical
Some may think nurses are doctors right hand and should do as the doctor says, but in the past few years nursig has taken big monumental steps into becoming its own profession and have its own regulatory body with its own code of ethics. Another reason I chose this topic is because I am currently studying to become a nurse, and the first few courses were just about opening our eyes to the possibilities that nursing has to offer and to enlighten us on what nursing is really about, care for the individual. and i got the sense that the professors had to convince the students who were already in that major that nursing wasn’t as it was. because people still hold a grudge and an unreasonable image of what it used to be. And the evidence is clear in that there is a lack in the nursing profession.
Having to take on this role instilled the quality of compassion and empathy within me as I carefully observed the physician’s kind and professional treatment of their patients, including my parents. It also exposed me to role models to look up to as someone who aspires to be a knowledgeable and confident physician. Thus, my parents’ dependence on me inspired my love for practicing medicine as a means of helping people in need and spurred my interest in volunteering and shadowing at hospitals and
When I decided to enroll to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) last 2009, I know that I would be dealing to different types of people and be part of a team that would be responsible in healing and promoting wellness to our patients. When I acquired my license, I immediately started to look for a job where I can apply the concepts I have learned. I was accepted to various nursing homes and during my stay I got the chance to meet and work with people from other countries with different culture. At first, I was hesitant to converse with them because I might say or do something that is inappropriate to them. For example, I have a workmate who is a Muslim and I am a Christian.
Nursing students must develop rapport with their patients more rapidly than clinical assistance or RNs because they will only care for that patient one time. I believe this unique situation has made me a better communicator and advocate for my patients. I have been on many different floors including an Orthopedic unit, Neurology unit, Obstetrics unit, and two different Medical-Surgical units, one being an ICU Step-Down unit. I have enjoyed my time on all of these floors and have learned so much. However, my best experience has been on the Medical-Surgical
I attended medical forums held by medical schools, I had conversations with medical professionals, and I did my research. Coming closer to graduation I came to the realization that I did not want to spend multiple years in school before I can begin my career. I simply did not have the patience. I shared this thought with a Physicians Assistant at my doctor’s office, who recommended I pursue that path in life. I also spoke to my school nurse, a LPN, who recommended that I take the nursing route but to still pursue my M.D.
According to Julie the healthcare jobs are there, but without getting your foot in the door it can be difficult to get a job. She recommends starting out small and working your way up the hospital chain. When she was in college she spent her summers working in the emergency room in attempt to get a feel for the hospital environment. She recommends this to me because she got a lot of valuable experience working in the emergency room. She says that working on one floor can result in you seeing a lot of the same things.