Nursing is a hard profession; as well as, a very rewarding profession. Nursing is not only the skills you learn in school, such as, putting in an IV, pathophysiology or assessment of the patient, but it also requires empathy and compassion. This career is not for everyone. What persuaded me to become a nurse is when I was four years old I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL, this changed my life for the next three years, while I was getting treatment for my cancer. I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time.
I was lured into the nursing field because of the care nurses have towards their patients, it is more than a job. Also, everyday is a new challenge for a nurse, never knowing what will come in the door next is exciting. Being a nurse means being prepared for anything and everything, helping people, and doing more for people than just your job. The first personal experience I have had with nursing was when I was 12, and my dad needed medical
Why do I want to become a nurse? Nursing, the one job everyone says that is so fulling, and will change your perspective on the world forever. I wanted to be a nurse since the time I was 10 years old, because I saw what they do for others every day. Becoming a nurse was so important to me because, I wanted to do something in my career that is interesting, challenging, and makes a difference in people's lives on a daily basis. The one person who always told me I can do whatever I wanted in life was my mom.
This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
When I was growing up, multiple people questioned me about my future career, and others even pressured me into certain careers. All the influences I have had over time have formed my idea of the perfect occupation, that fits my personality and interests. The careers I have based my future life plans are a pharmacist or a certified registered nurse anesthetist. Both of these careers require a great deal of school and hard work. My decision of these careers was influenced by both of them being within the medical field, and also both focus on helping people.
There is a lot of technical and clinical information that the one will need as a nurse: critical thinking and communication skills, patient assessment skills, understanding disease management protocols and development of care plans (just to name a few), most of which is only obtainable through college or technical school and on the job experience. Respect for the patient, the patient’s support system, as well as, respect for yourself is another essential trait necessary to be a successful registered nurse. If patients are sick or worrying about what might be wrong with them, they are going to understandably be anxious or upset (and probably both). Part of practicing compassion as a nurse is recognizing situations like this – and so many more – and striving to help patients maintain their dignity through it all. This requires honest and straightforward communication.
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. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
(Fact sheet: heart and disease). Stress is difficult to measure, but we all know what it feels like and how we cope in stressful situations. (Fact sheet: heart and disease, 2005). Stress is a naturally occurring phenomenon in the life of a nurse. As a nurse, we work with people that are hurt or in pain which results in stress for the patient and also may lead to stress for the nurse.
I had always dreamed of becoming a teacher since I was a little girl, at this moment my dreams were different. Going through this experience with the knowledge I had previously gained, changed my thoughts about my future career. I was now inspired to be a nurse, a nurse practitioner to be exact. I see how my courage to handle this maturely and confidently helped my father feel comfortable with me assisting him. I had never been placed in this situation of having to actually put forth my skills, but thankfully for this experience, I came to realization of what my future profession was truly supposed to be.
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 found Christine Candio’s on changes in the health care landscape to be a powerful personal narrative that I could relate to. Christine touched on some very poignant and relatable topics, often connecting her points back to nurses and nursing students. I personally found that her analogy of a “wave” of new healthcare regulations and practices and her explanation of why she loves nursing resonated the most with me reflectively. Change, as Christine notes, is a fundamental and necessary part of the medical field. However, sometimes a lot of changes all at once can be overwhelming to healthcare workers – especially nurses who deal with patients most frequently.
As a nurse, we have to be caring and compassionate. It has to come from within. We have to use the knowledge and skills we have developed to be able to show support for our patients and their families. There will be difficult days that we may have to give uncomfortable news to our patients or even share joy with them. With each day it brings about new and different encounters.
One of the most important things to me besides family and friends would be getting my nursing degree. Most kids want to be the president or a sports player but not me; I always wanted to be a nurse. It was just in my nature to care of others before myself. When I turned sixteen years old, I received my Nursing Assistant License and have been working at Bethany Nursing Home in Waupaca, WI. The following summer, I attended Bellin Nursing Camp where I fell in love more with the nursing field.
In addition to, learning communication techniques, the program will demonstration how to stay calm in situations that may cause some type of violence in the workplace with the patient, by establishing problem-solving, good judgment, and maybe offer advice skills. But furthermore, DBHDD preceptorship program will bring forth value to the organization, through describing basic interpersonal skilled with the patient. Suitable interpersonal skills are what each mental health nurse needs to build to establish a relationship with the individuals. In order to communicate effectively with mental health patients, nurses must work towards being
I chose to pursue the teaching field because of my experience training new nurses and C.N.A.’s at the nursing home I previously worked at. There were students that would come to observe and learn the procedures and skills needed to work in a nursing home. My bosses knew to send them to me because they saw the passion I had for teaching skills in the nursing field. So when I knew that I was going to have those students, I became overjoyed because I knew that as they learned, I was actually making a difference in their careers in the medical field. The passion for teaching began early for me in life.