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.
I have always had a strong interest and desire to work in the health care field. My professional goal to become a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP), along with the desire to acquire evidence-based knowledge, has been especially challenging as I searched for the right college for my advanced degree. The variety of colleges offering this course of study made it hard to decide on the school I wanted to attend. As I narrowed my search, my goal focused on the school that best met my nursing and personal goals, and desires to achieve a higher education as a PMHNP.
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017).
Trinity Christian College is a four-year human sciences school situated in Palos Heights, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago. The school was established in 1959 by a gathering of Chicago businesspeople who needed to set up a school furnishing understudies with a Christian advanced education in a Reformed convention. Reliably positioned as a top level school by U.S. News and World Report, this licensed, four-year human sciences school offers degrees in more than 70 projects of study. The school has likewise experienced broad building ventures over the previous decade to wind up a cutting edge, mechanically rich establishment. CLUBS and ORGANIZATIONS
A little over two years ago, I started working as a Community Support Individual for Pathways Transition Programs LLC. My primary responsibility is to teach children various coping skills to manage their behavior, I have determined that I want to be able to address the emotions behind the behaviors. My desire is to be able to help the children I work with come to terms with their past histories so they can move on in their lives towards adoption and other positive outcomes. Sometimes, the children are still going through issues such as, on-going traumas, the lost of a parent due to death or incarceration, etc and I would like to develop the skill set to be able to address these issues. I see pursuing my degree through Argosy University as being the next step to take in order to develop a competency in counseling.
A nurse practitioner takes the place of a physician when there's a gap in the amount of doctors available at a hospital or clinic. The nurse will examine patients, order tests and prescribe medications like a doctor would. A nurse will support disease prevention with patients as well as focusing on wellness and a change in bad lifestyle habits. Between the two levels of schooling the practitioner needs, you'll be able to assess your interests and get some experience before deciding on a career path. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm Step 1: Become a Registered Nurse Courses to become a registered nurse would include some of the same courses needed to become a physician.
The Heart of Higher Education argues the need to refocus education on teaching to the student as a whole being. Over the years, higher education has become very specialized, and has lost the original goal of producing good citizens. Transformative learning through integrative education can help change the direction of higher education. This holistic approach can be seen as addressing the needs of the soul, and thus providing a spiritual element to education. In this paper, I will reflect upon how The Heart of Higher Education helped me understand the spiritual or holistic nature of leadership while also identifying strategies for nurturing this practice, expand my capacity for assisting others during challenging times, and increase my compassion
Purpose, Reflective Practice and Career Goals: Personalized Competency Based Educational Program Articulating your goals and degree plans at an early stage in the educational process is a difficult undertaking. The Career Center has taken steps to ensure that the students at Capella will have an easier time in deciding what course of action they will take. The resources that they have for students are varied and can be used over and at different times during the progression of the student 's educational career. Professional Purpose and Career Goal Career Goals
When I was a boy I used to see my father come home from a long day of work. Although exhausted, he used to have a feeling of satisfaction. He loved his profession: being a doctor. It was right then that I made up my mind that I would become a doctor like my father. I was blessed by having parents who were both well-known doctors in United Arab Emirates, as they guided me to get admission into one of the most prestigious medical schools of Pakistan.
I could not hear the echo of my steps as I descended the stairs, I did not see any people who brushed past me, did not feel the chill of the wind which blew my scarf. From the window of the cab, I quietly admired the magnificent stretch of buildings of my alma mater for dental training and research getting smaller and smaller until they vanished from my sight, but not from my vision: the last day of my internship at The Manipal College of Dental Sciences. Now, what had been a dream on the first day of my dental school had already transformed into a firm resolve, to become a competent dentist and contribute to the vast body of scientific evidence. In the words of Richard Bach, “You are never given a dream without also being given a power to
I currently have a Bachelors of Arts in Aging Studies and use that degree working with the older adult population at a Skilled Nursing Facility. I'm working on my prerequisites to obtain my second Bachelors in Nursing, where I'm hoping to become a Registered Nurse. In the interim I'm looking to work for an organization that focuses on providing quality healthcare so that I can continue to gain valuable knowledge that will help me be successful in my short term and long term goals as a healthcare provider.