My goal is to obtain a career that will allow me to help people. I 've always taken joy in the nurturing and care of others, therefore I will pursing a career that aligns well with those qualities. Careers such as a registered nurse, or a psychologist of some sort definitely intrigue me, specifically the aspect of these fields that deals with children. Working as a child psychologist, a NI CU nurse, or a pediatric nurse would be a dream come true. Helping to nurture and take care of children is very rewarding in and of itself, although it would be amazing if I could make a career out of it.
No matter where life takes us, there are always obstacles everywhere we turn. This is where motivation takes its course and leads us to the right path in reaching our true potential. Coming from a student who was always on top of her school work in high school, I thought college was a place that set me up for failure. But I was wrong because this is a place where I can challenge myself and find that incentive in getting me past my struggles. Although there are many responsibilities to take care of, I am able to push myself simply because of one thing: motivation.
I have many goals I want to achieve throughout my life. However, the biggest goal I have set for me to accomplish is to become a pediatric nurse. I have been dreaming of this career since I was about eight years old, mainly because of my best friend. She was diagnosed with level four Cerebral Palsy at birth. The first thing that pulled me towards nursing was the way she would cheer up whenever I encouraged her.
Career Goal I have a few career goals such as becoming an ER registered nurse and a nurse practitioner but fist I want to be an ER registered nurse. For a long time now I could just envision myself in the blue scrub running out to the ambulance as the EMT rushed the patient into the hospital. And successfully collaborating with a team of people to save someone's life.
What exactly is a nurse? A nurse is someone in the healthcare field who focuses on the well being of individuals, families and communities. I chose this career path because I love to interact with others, and I have a passion for helping those in need of care. As I’ve become more mature, I have realized that I have a natural calling for tending to others’ physical and emotional needs. In this research paper I will tell you the history and background of nursing, the requirements to obtain this career and the job description.
Caring, compassionate, leaders, dedicated, non-judgmental, passionate, holistic, and healers are only some of the words used to describe the profession of nursing. ADD HERE. I am choosing to pursue nursing because I want to make a difference in the world. Nothing is more satisfying than providing care to someone when they need it the most. I have been interested in the medical field for as long as I can remember.
“Men can’t handle diapers”, my mother told me. “Your dad changed yours once and that was enough for both of us!” I later found out that my father’s diaper change involved a plastic wading pool, a garden hose, and a bucket for his delicate stomach. In spite of my mother’s bold statement; I applied for a weekend job as a resident assistant at the local nursing home.
Our society today is based off of technology and gives us the views of people in a negative and a positive way. The Media affects people 's beliefs on different subjects because what they see is what they believe and impairs their judgement of other professionals. Instead of looking at all the negative comments and images of nurses there are positive to theses people in this career. In an article from Public Perceptions of Nursing Careers: The Influence of the Media and Nursing Shortages they said that “watching a tv show that is about nursing that viewers compared to non-viewers were more likely to have considered a career in nursing. It was 69% vs. 57%” (2).
The development of future leaders is evident now more than ever. Within the next 8-13 years nearly a million nurses are expected to retire from the profession of nursing. Many of the nurses expected to seek retirement over the next several years hold leadership positions within healthcare organizations and academic settings (Morin, 2015). Who will fill these positions and how will we prepare the future leaders of the nursing profession? The development of effective nursing leaders is crucial to the continued success of the nursing profession.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health The nursing profession is considered as the largest sector of the health care workforce in the United States given its membership of more than 3 million individuals. Since the establishment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs during the 1960s, the most sweeping health care legislation has been the 2010 Affordable Care Act (Redman, Pressler, Furspan & Potempa, 2015). Nurses can therefore play an important role in advancing patient care to the dynamic health care setting and some of them are evaluated in the 2010 report by the Institute of Medicine, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (Masters, 2015). The report offers recommendations on key areas of nursing such as