A pediatric nurse is most commonly known as a registered nurse that specializes in the healthcare of young children. While this is correct, pediatric nurses are so much more. These nurses specifically deal with many aspects of a child’s life. From emergency to psychological care, pediatric nurses are present from the moment a child enters the world until the day they reach adulthood. They constantly assist doctors, but all in all, spend the most one-on-one time with these young patients and their families. Therefore, these nurses must have a caring and compassionate nature to physically and mentally assist their young patients. As a pediatric nurse, you do many things, including direct care, informing patient’s and their families about their different options, setting up specialized treatment plans, monitoring the condition of patient’s and much more. In this position, you will be working with children of all ages from infancy, to toddlers, and all the way up to adolescents.
I knew that I wanted to be a doctor since early high school. Experience in a hospital and clinic setting, both personal and professional, have given me many reasons to pursue medicine. Through these viewpoints, I have gained an understanding of patient hardships like financial and travel issues, the grief associated with loss, and the trust that accompanies putting yourself or a loved one into the hands of physicians. These experiences have built empathy and compassion in me that is necessary in medicine.
Nursing is a most trusted and gratifying profession. As a nurse educator, I will express my passion for teaching by incorporating features such as clinical assessments, practical application of theory, evaluation, and role modeling into advanced nursing practice, from previous experiences and current experience and clinical practicum to find success and gratification in students chosen profession as well empowering leaners to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes to become a good professional. Personally, I do have a positive attitude towards the personal and professional growth, and value ongoing learning and will stive to instill the same into my students learnig journey ..
Coming from a third world country where there aren’t many opportunities for work and funding for education, proceding to nursing school was a grand opportunity. The privilege to attend a government subsidized school where top students in the region compete to get into the program that allowed only 60 students per year was indeed a blessing. As clinical rotations began, what was once considered a mere opportunity evolved into a true passion for caring as I truly love and enjoy nursing and helping people.
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
As a first year student I have very specific goals in mind that I hope to achieve through my work in college. My main hopes for the future are that I pass all of my exams in the coming years, graduate and receive my honours degree in general nursing, become a registered nurse and finally get a job as a nurse. Throughout this essay, I have detailed my strengths and the opportunities that will help me finalise these goals along with my weaknesses and the threats that will hinder my progress.
“When a person decides to become a Nurse. They make the most important decision of their lives. They choose to dedicate themselves to the care of others”
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. My mom was my number one supporter, and always told everyone how excited she was for me to fulfill my dreams of becoming a nurse. My mom would always tell me “Sam all your dreams can come true if you just believe in your self”. The days I questioned myself, and thought to myself is nursing really for me, I always thought of those exact
Nursing, and everything that it entails, cannot be easily described in just one simple word or phrase. It goes beyond the meaning of a profession and the stereotypical definition of treating the ill. Nursing is the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 1). Therefore, it is a career that requires dedication, passion, critical thinking, and knowledge. It demands commitment and an understanding of its core values and concepts, as well as the nurse’s own personal philosophy and principles.
Her patient was only 15 and had attempted suicide because her parents had disowned her after becoming pregnant with an unexpected pregnancy. The child’s parents had even filed a court order to have the pregnancy terminated. This child had been abandoned by everyone and had her child taken from her, not by her choice. Denny’s instructor was then placed in a tough situation: to support her patient or to turn her back on her like all the others have done. Of course, like any good nurse, she chose to support her
The reason why I chose to go to school for Nursing is because of my mother, Charlotte Anthony. My mother is paralyzed from waist down. I have been helping her since I was nine years old. I have helped her bathe, get dressed, and get in and out of the bed. My experience with her has taught me a lot. It will influence my academic work and goals at CCU a lot because she is my motivation. Every since I experienced this with my mother as a little girl this has always been my dream to help and take care of others. This has played a big role in my life because I love helping and taking care of others. My goals is to further my education in the nursing department and starting to plan my career in this academic field. This opportunity will help me focus
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.
I completely agree that Mahoney was an amazing woman and truly see her as an inspiration to strive for better as a nurse. Given she went through this journey during the era of Jim Crow laws, as Dr. Francois mentioned, and great discrimination, what she accomplished is all the more amazing to me. I feel a lot of times it just takes that one person to stand up and fight for their dreams in order to open the door for the same opportunities of like people and I see that in Mahoney. I cannot imagine the bravery she had to have possessed to become the first African-American woman to become a nurse in the United States. I think about what a struggle it is to become a nurse in today's time, but cannot fathom the difficultly Mahoney must have faced!
With so many different types of nurses within the NICU comes even more different kinds of technical writing forms. Each type of nurse writes for a different purpose, “The LPN and RN or the practicing nurse writes for documentation, primarily writing to describe the patient. The MSN may write like the practicing nurse or for administrative styles of writing. The Ph.D. writes for publication, sharing research results or their review of literature on a particular topic” (Michigan State University, 2). The LPNs and the Certified Nurse’s Aides conduct the majority of the physical, hands on care for the patients, which leaves the RNs to chart every bit of information in order to maintain proper medical records on the infant. Each nurse has a different
Learning from this life event has made all the pain worth bearing. Now, I am thankful for my mother being true to herself and introducing me to different lifestyles other than my own. I deeply believe that navigating through this has influenced my life and my nursing style. Through this cultural challenge, I formed coping mechanisms for when I feel uncomfortable or when I am in opposition, again this will benefit me when I am in moral distress and day-to-day nursing tasks.