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
Growing up, I always loved helping and taking care of people. After high school I became and EMT and it was a job that I loved but had to give up after having children. Being able to help someone in their time of need, just gave me the satisfaction of knowing that I had a purpose in this world. Now that my children are getting older, I have decided to take back the reins of my life and go back to school to become a registered nurse. With nursing, there can be very different scopes of practice.
Furthermore, during my time in college I have been on several work experience in different residential care homes. Moreover, developing the skills I have gained from past experiences will not only allow me to progress on this course but also support me in providing the best quality of care. The passion I have in helping others will also maintain me too continuously deliver the 6 C’s of nursing that is stated in the Francis Report. During my time on placement in the care home, I enjoyed talking to each resident individually and putting into practice what I learnt in my communication lessons, I enjoyed developing relationships with them as they would tell me stories about themselves. The idea of supporting vulnerable people and ensuring their medical, physical and emotional requirements are met and full-filled is very vital to
When you are a nurse you have to be compassionate for who you care for as well as understandable. Body Patients are not hospitalized because they want to be there they are in pain. However, many nurses are just giving out poor to bare minimum care (Peate 1). Just like Ian Peate is talking about in the article called, Kindness, caring
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
My time with the agency has been filled with laughs, memorable experiences and a vast amount of information. Each ombudsman has a story as to why they are involved with the volunteer work and learning not only the stories but how they approach situations in the nursing facilities has been incomparable. The year commitment requirement is not a burden, but a saving grace. I know I would feel incomplete having to leave the program after this quarter is over, considering my learning has not
Through being a student nurse, I was taught and molded to become a safe and practical licensed nurse. I endured a whole year of reading and book work, sleepless nights and a whole lot of sacrificing to become a future nurse. Through all my days in a clinical setting and shadowing different care team members, one of the most valuable lessons I have picked up on is the good and bad habits health care members attained over the years when it came to professionalism in the workplace. I have realized that for me to be a successful and professional nurse in the field, it is crucial to be respectful, advocate for patients, show integrity, look the part and have good personal hygiene. When I talk about respect, it is not only in regard to respecting the ones that have a higher rank.
A child’s dream that someday I will be a nurse and that dream will come into reality when my Aunt offered her support to send me to a nursing school. The opportunity given to me by my aunt cause conflict between me and my father (crisis arise). This is where I experience the identity moratorium. I love my father and disobeying him hurt me as well. But my decision is final, so I shifted to nursing even though I’m incoming 3rd year in my Computer Science course and shifting to nursing means I will be 1st year again.
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade had been published to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
Reflection has been strongly advocated by the English National Board for Nursing & Midwifery (1994), United Kingdom Central Council (UKCC) (1996), and a wealth of nursing literature over the past decade to improve nursing practice. Reflection is an in-depth consideration of events or situations outside of one-self, solitary, or with critical support. Burnard (1995) argues that, reflection has its roots in experiential learning, as it forms the second stage of the experiential learning cycle. Active reflection gives nurses the confidence in terms of clinical decision making. It can also be a meaning of identifying strengths and weaknesses in practice and enabling nurses to learn from their mistakes.
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.
The most demanding aspect of this experience for me was to carry the interventions on my own. Although my preceptor was by my side, he wanted to make sure I was capable of doing everything alone. I believed that the preparation I received in this seven semester of nursing school was key for my success in this scenario. At the end of that shift, I received many complements from other nurses, staff, and even the attending doctor. My preceptor was very proud of me, and told me in front of everybody that my intervention with that patient demonstrates that I am ready to be on my
Being an LPN was one of the milestones for me to become an RN. As a student right now I will follow the same path as I did as an LPN because it was effective for me, as a result I was able to complete the course and obtain my LPN license . As a parent, a student, I had to take into consideration the well being of my family while I was trying to become a nurse. Since nursing was my career goal, I had found ways to balance family and school. As a student I know the importance of studying and completing school works in a timely manner.
When I picture myself, I have faced many challenges in my life and realized how much i’ve grown and changed from them, just in the last year. The most important challenge that I am proud of myself for accomplishing is becoming a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA). Obtaining this certificate was a huge step in my life from childhood to adulthood. I became an LNA because my mother encouraged me to since she knew I always wanted to be a nurse ever since I was a child and I love helping other people out. At seven in the morning on July 20, 2015 I arrived at LNA Health Careers School in Concord to a start of a big step in my life, not knowing what to really expect.
She suggested it would be a great fit for my professional aspirations. Shadowing her and asking in depth questions to her students in the AGNP program, further affirmed my ability and commitment to compete in the rigorous curriculum. After researching the role of an AGNP and FNP, I learned that now more than ever before, there is a strong reliance on Nurse practitioners for patient care management. For these reasons, I wish to become an Adult Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner. I am thankful for my experience as an STNA and Restorative Aide at Darby Glenn in addition to my time at UD.