Death is another hard thing about working in the medical field because it is inevitable. Since I am a very caring person, it is going to be difficult to learn how to deal with people constantly dying around me. In the interview with Joy Andrews, she mentioned that she had learned a lot about death in her 30 years working as a nurse. She says, “It never got easier.” Death scares everyone because it is still the unknown factor that everyone contemplates. After that patient dies, the family begin to play a blame game.
I decided to become a nurse because I feel I am capable of achiving it. I also want to continue to climb the ladder until I am in a position that I am being challenged every day. I also want to live comfortably in these harder economic times. Growing up I was always an average student. I didn’t really know how to apply myself and in some classes I did’t care to because they were uninteresting to me.
Until I decided to go to Lenape, I had not had any plans for what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. When I learned I could graduate as a Certified Nurse Assistant, I was interested immediately. However, I knew I wanted to accomplish more than that. I love learning and I have a lot of empathy so I knew healthcare would be a perfect match for me. I chose nursing specifically because I love the idea of taking care of people, and nurses make a huge difference and have such an impact on the patients and their loved ones lives.
I have worked in nursing homes as a certified nursing assistant, although this is not the most pleasant or fun job, it gave me an idea of what people go through on a daily basis and how they could use my help with their everyday tasks. I am currently working with my fellow students of the CAPS program to collect money for the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet. We have been working on a drive to collect coins that we can donate to the Medicine Cabinet. The money that we collect will help people who cannot receive medical treatment because of their financial situation. This experience challenges me to look at healthcare from a different perspective and realize that our healthcare system has many flaws that need to be
However, looking back, every step I have made in my life has brought me to this point. This journey included a lot of twists and turns in life that made me take a little longer than most to finally get on the right path. It wasn’t until after I started my family that I went back to school to complete my Associate’s Degree in Nursing. While in nursing school, I found myself being the leader of many study groups. I remember how gratifying it was to help others learn, but still it was not enough to encourage me to want to teach.
It has always been my passion to care for people. I would like to take my passion for nursing to a higher educational and professional level. My career goal and dream is to become a nurse practitioner for geriatric patients with an emphasis in palliative/hospice care. Through the years, I have been able to make advances toward my dream. While in my undergraduate career, I chose the field of Social Work because I felt a desire to help people.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, this question always triggered a sense of excitement for me. I would always yell “doctor” without second guessing myself. My strong interest in math and science always seemed to drive my career path towards the medical field. I said I wanted to become a doctor so often that now I cannot think of anything else as a career option. When I was eight years old, my mom became paralyzed from the waist down.
I wish all the best in your career, it takes a special person to be a Nurse ,let alone a pediatric nurse. I began my college career wanted to to be pediatric nurse practitioner but this has change. I still wan to work with kids but i doing the therapy. also, i a huge fan of rollercoaster but, it hard because everyone arounnd me are therrified of them so it hard going to the different
She had told me that they wanted to move her mom from the facility after they would not accommodate her needs. They decided to keep her there because they knew how much I cared for her and that I would make sure she got the proper care from everyone else. She told me that her mom always talked so highly of me and that I was one of the few things she looked forward too especially in her last few weeks. This experience was overall a very difficult but rewarding experience. It taught me that it’s okay to advocate for a patient and insist they get the respect and care they deserve.
They don’t do major surgeries or anything like that but they do help just enough to keep someone healthy. Although my career choice may change over these next two years, as for now, I could become a nurse practitioner with the right education and mind set. The main job I want to proseed after my high school career is over, is to be a nurse practitioner. All my life, I’ve wanted to pursue something