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.
After spending a year in undergrad, I have realized how precious time is and how making appointments/waiting to be seen is not always on the top of the list for students. I myself have experienced this, thinking that “I cannot find the time” with classes and exams to see a healthcare provider. I only went into the SHCC when the problem was only worsening. Also, as a freshman I did not know about the Student Healthcare Center or its services until I had a problem and looked online to find the university’s infirmary. This is not the mentality I or another student should have, as waiting to seek treatment will only continue the spread of diseases to the community and effect multiple life factors (i.e.
The first year of medical school the student learns science subjects and clinical skills(Hill). Science classes are very important in the healthcare field. Clinical skills help prepare the student for residency. Mrs. Turvey said she “finished medical in 1977(Turvey).” She worked as a nurse for 41 years, 18 of those years she was an OB/GYN. Mrs. Turvey said that she “has her MSN or her Masters in Nursing(Turvey).” A MSN is almost as high as a doctor you can go.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since. Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress.
Basically, the second half of medical school is where the hands-on practice is concentrated. In addition to graduating medical school, to be medically certified one must pass the step on exam, taken at the end of the second year, pass the step two exam which is taken at the end of the fourth year, and finally the step three exam which is after internship. After all of this you will be a certified doctor, but this is still not the end of the journey for someone wishing to pursue orthopedic surgery. For someone to specialize in surgery alone, they must complete five to six years of residency. Residency is where you are working in a specified area of medicine and you are the person who can make the important decisions regarding patient care.
They came from Mexico to build a better life and started working from the moment they set foot here. Nineteen years later, they still live a life full of struggles. My mother has to work twelve hour shifts, five days a week, and still manages to feed four children. I help her with my current job but it is not enough sometimes. I believe that with a college degree, it will be my ticket to providing a better life not only for me, but for my family.
He laid out the classes for me that I would need to take and where I could take them. That next semester, I enrolled in the courses at a local community college and within two years of making the determination to be a firefighter, I began my 12.5-year career as a full-time firefighter/EMT. An added bonus of taking the fire courses was that I earned an Associate of Arts degree from that community
To become an orthopedic surgeon, the physician must now overcome the next obstacle along the path….residency and specialization. For a physician to specialize in general surgery alone, he must complete five to six years of residency. Residency is where the physician is training in a specified area of medicine and making the important decisions regarding patient care. In residency, doctors work many hours and are on call most of the time. According to Dr. Heller, you don’t “get much sleep during residency, but most of us were young, energetic, and passionate about what [they] were doing, so [they] survived” (77).
As the interview concluded with Thomas, the reality of his condition seemed to not make a large impact for him. He has dealt with this medical condition for years, and knows that there is nothing that he could do to eliminate it, besides the hope of a new treatment. The concern he has, was how his medical condition would affect his offspring and his grandchildren, questioning if they will ever get Diabetes. His concern for his families well-being is something that he directs his faith to, and states that he prays each night that they will live healthy without any medical
At the time, my health was not important to me as it should have been because I am a diabetic, but since I was so head over hills to take care of my family and have a little extra change for spending money, hard work was the key for me to make a change. I become stress and my attitude became aggressive with my close family and friends. It was only when I got sick that I needed to slow down and put my health first. I had to figure out what was more in important in life being an overachiever or my health. I ended up going to counseling and quitting two of the jobs that I was working.
During a labor, the APN must have a certified nurse midwife at presence. Another interesting factor about the state of Illinois is, the collaborating physician and the APN should meet in person at least once a month to provide collaboration and consultations. Overall, In Illinois, the APNs does not have as much as autonomy like the other states. Because APNs must meet with the collaborating physician every month can be beneficial due to the partnership and will aid to learn from the physician but it can also stop the APN from growing
Throughout high school I have participated in many different activities and programs, but one of the opportunities I was given I will carry with me forever. As a junior at River Valley I participated in the Marion General Teen Volunteer Program. After interviewing and being placed in the physical therapy unit I took the opportunity to branch out into other areas of the hospital. I soon made my way to the labor and delivery floor where everyday a miracle happened. My duties while volunteering included assisting the nurses during hearing checks, changing diapers, and rocking crying infants in special care.