When I decided to enroll in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) last 2009, I know that I would be able to deal with different kinds of people and be able to be part of their healing process during their stay in the healthcare institution. Today, as I become a part of the health team, I learned a lot of things. First is being able to know how to communicate and work with different kinds of people may it be our patient or a coworker. In my every day shift at hospitals and nursing homes, I was able to meet people from different countries with diverse culture. My effective communication as part of the healthcare team was developed for me to be able to know how to talk to them effectively.
Sometimes just applying can open up a world of possibilities. Hershey High School senior Julia Corbin spends one or two hours everyday as an intern at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Thanks to the Health Career Explorations Program (HCEP), Corbin can experience the medical field upfront as a high school student and perhaps narrow her future job choices. Everyday from periods 3 to 5AB, Corbin follows a different nurse from a variety of fields. The fields can range from ophthalmology, psychology, to music therapy.
Being a part of the health academy has increased my communications skills and taught me how to balance out sports, work and school. My hardest classes this year where chemistry and math but I made time after school so that the teachers would go over it again until
By attending Eagle Pass High School, I have the honor to interview my mentor and teacher Mrs. Tanya Tijerina who specialized in teaching Physics Regular/ Pre-AP to 10th, 11th and 12th graders. During the interview I found background information about Mrs. Tijerina, she studied in UTSA and got her BS in Biology, currently, she is doing her Masters in School Council in Sul Ross State University. Since I meet her, I’ve always has the feeling of acceptance in the way she treat her students creating a sense of learning and respect between all the students. Mrs. Tijerina is a teacher that had been teaching for more than 6 years, during the interview that I conducted, I asked Mrs. Tijerina about the positions/job that she held before becoming an educator and how did the position lead to the road as an educator. She answer that before becoming a teacher she held three different jobs and each lead to the road of education, the position that she held were babysitting, clerk at UTSA (advise center) and Re-hab optical Riojas, “They
Check your skills to help you on your goal to becoming a practitioner in the nursing field. Meanwhile, practical nursing only requires at least one year of education that will earn them a certification. They are required to perform basic nursing care and work under the supervision of a RN. As a nursing assistant, they will have to report all the observations and changes in a patient’s health condition to the nurse or medical professional. The reason why the title is called a practical nursing is because, as you can see, they do most of the practical stuff and
When I contemplate why I want to pursue a career in the medical field, I picture my high school allied health class where my enthusiasm for the field first started and I became a Certified Nursing Assistant. I have been around hospitals and doctor’s growing up, but that class opened my eyes to a new world. To learn extensive amounts about the healthcare field and have the opportunity to gain clinical experience has no comparison, to be able to learn hands on at that age, and know that I wanted to care for patients. To see all those elderly residents, to experience helping them and showing them compassion, it made my day, every day I was there. The fact that I can do two things I love, learning new things and helping people get better excites
Once again, I will describe what a day in the life of a medical coder in long term care may Look like. Similar to the Health Educator, the medical coder usually attends a daily clinical meeting to Discuss the previous day’s events and the plan for the day ahead. Medical coders work closely with MDS or minimum data set nurses as they are responsible for the assessments that are completed For the health care center to get reimbursed for the services provided. They also work closely with Medical billing office employees to ensure that the codes on the UB are correct and match the Coding of the MDS. They would also review the admitting diagnoses of recent admissions into The facility and use the discharge summary to put their diagnosis into the system and discerning The admitting diagnosis and prioritizing them in order or importance for payment
Medical school takes 4 years to complete. Medical school is the Hardest part of this career. The first two years you learn everything just like a regular school in a classroom and labs. The courses will give you all the fundamentals to start learning the art of medicine and patient care. You will take classes like microbiology, human anatomy, and human development.
Although, I thoroughly enjoy working for Children’s Homecare especially the families I work for, I cannot advance my career without further education. In the last few years, I have found it difficult to work more hours, take care of my family and go to school. My husband works hard to provide for our family, nonetheless, in today’s world you need both parents working to financially make ends meet. I am scheduled to graduate May of 2018 from Stark State College with an associate’s degree in nursing. I plan to continue my education and work on my bachelor degree in nursing, while working as an RN.
Due to my commitment, creativity and enthusiasm I was awarded student of the year. This confirmed to me that I have the dedication and capability to achieve my goals to begin my studies working towards a mental health nursing degree. My current studies on my Access course have helped me to return to a higher level of academic study; improving research and referencing skills and to prepare presentations. Mathematics for nursing has given me more confidence with numbers and improved my knowledge, coinciding with me retaking my maths GCSE. Anatomy and physiology has been of specific interest to me as it has a direct link to the circuit training group that I attend.