What is a CNA and How Can You Become One? Understanding the basics of what is a CNA, can help you decide better if this is the right profession for you. A certified nursing assistant or CNA has the main responsibility of helping patients with healthcare needs. A CNA is sometimes referred to as a nursing assistant, state tested nurse aid or a patient care assistant. The CNA’s Role A CNA is expected to have a strong work ethic as they will be dealing with nurses and patients on a daily basis.
Please accept the recommendation in support of Shenita’s Freeman scholarship application for the Health Resources and Services Administration NURSE Corps Scholarship Program. I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Freeman for seven months at the Coordinating Center. During this time, it has become apparent that Shenita is an example of a good citizen who is committed to academics, as well as to growing in her professional life while also helping others. Ms. Freeman is the Program Director of the WISH (Wellness and Independence for Seniors at Home) program. This program identifies seniors in Montgomery County Maryland that are at an increased risk for hospitalization.
They also may face a higher risk of being involved in a situation that could lead to disciplinary charges or malpractice litigation. It is essential for nurses to understand and practice moral and ethical principles in their practice for the safe performance and the best patient outcomes. Ethical Dilemma of Value, Beliefs, and Perspectives During my first semester of nursing school, I experienced ethical dilemma. It was our first day in a clinical setting at the Avalon Health Care facility, a comprehensive, Medicare-certified, care facility that includes senior living, rehabilitation therapy, and hospice services. One of my classmates and I were assigned for the preceptorship to the experienced nurse on the rehabilitation floor, where patients receive personalized treatment plans to help them through their illness process.
Then, that was when I became curious and interested in the dental field. When I was applying for colleges, I kept in mind that I wanted to become a dentist. And, even since I came to the United States and visited the dentist the experience kept me interested. In my second semester I took my first introduction to dental hygiene, I have learned a clearer understanding of what a dental hygienist does and the key difference between a dentist. And also last month I had the opportunity to shadow a second year student working her patient Barbra.
After many weeks of researching in-depth information pertaining to a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), researchers will discover that there are various career paths one can seek with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which is needed to start one’s difficult journey towards becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) can work with toddlers, adolescents, and young adults in an acute or primary care setting. A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree will pave a clear path, that will help guide a Registered Nurse (RN) in the direction needed to acquire a master’s degree with a concentration in Pediatrics. As the birth rate increases, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) should feel assured that they will withhold a job. That is why pediatric clinics and pediatric hospitals are built, so that parents can be ascertained that their kids are receiving the best aids available.
This is a personal statement for my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration in the Ball State School of Nursing. My personal statement provides details on my personal background and the unique impact that Family Nurse Practitioners have had on my life. I describe my undergraduate studies and how I firsthand gained interest as well as insight on the skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner. I go into detail about my aspiration to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to directly affect the patient care of a variety of patient populations. The personal statement connects qualities of my current practice as a Registered Nurse to the proficiencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner.
As an example, I’ve had at time nurses acknowledge physician’s notes directed toward nursing staff, but doesn’t relay that information to the oncoming nurse, for a continuous care. So that results into the oncoming nurse to page the same physician in regard to the same issue or never provide that particular care to the patient. I feel that at times there is a lot environmental causes around the nursing profession that result in ineffective communication. According to effective communication skills in nursing practice, some barriers that nurses face on daily basis to effective communication are “ Environment – high workload, lack of time, lack of support, staff conflict, lack of privacy or lack of referral pathway. Fear and anxiety – related to being judged, being weak, or breaking down and crying.
Professional practice reflects autonomy when the nurse respects patient’s rights to make decisions about their health care” (Taylor, 1997). At the nursing home, I witnessed many of the nurses discuss with the residents what they wanted to do about certain situations. Autonomy honors the fact that it is the patient and the families right to make certain decisions about health care. Nurses also are constantly making sure that they can provide their patients with the best information to help them make a more successful choice about their health care (Taylor
Alligood, M. (2010). Family Healthcare With King's Theory of Goal Attainment. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 99-104. doi:10.1177/0894318410362553 Martha Alligood provides an in-depth analysis of King’s theory that was chosen as the topic for this paper. The academic journal written by Martha Alligood, RN, PhD, affiliated with East Carolina University, explains how beneficial Imogene King’s Theory of Goal Attainment is used in nursing practice. This theory helps nurses create a plan of care for patients with family inclusion.
Lisa Benton, received her Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School; while attending she worked as an assistant to the president of Right-Away Stores. She succeeded in her role and was the first woman in the company to become a manager. The President of Right-Away Stores was satisfied and delighted with Benton's performance that he "offered her a full-time position upon graduation, as well as part-time consulting during her second year at HBS" (Lisa Benton, 1994). Upon graduation she had to make a job choice between being a director of marketing at Right-Away or an assistant product manager at Houseworld's Home Care Division. Lisa Benton accepted the offer from Houseworld's Home Care Division as their product manager in hopes of "receiving classical marketing training in a structured environment from an industry leader" (Lisa Benton, 1994).