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 ..
As a nurse I will develop the leadership skills and competence to uphold the commitment I made to make a differences in the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. In my career as a Nurse Practitioner I will do all I can to assist individuals and their families in recognizing, without stigma, the value of psychiatric assistance during times of stress and
I am interested in your New Graduate Nurse Residency Program. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston and recently obtained my MA RN license in August 2015.
After the sudden loss of my oldest brother in 2011, my life changed in the blink of an eye. While trying to overcome this heartbreaking experience was one of the most challenging things ever faced with, his death soon turned into a true inspiration to me. Not only do I cherish all the memories I was able to share with him over the years, I soon came to realization that tomorrow is not a promise to anyone and to live life to the fullest. With this being said, having the opportunity to have an impact on someone everyday whether through communication, actions and/or attitude to help heal is something very powerful to me. Nursing is a profession that allows individuals to open new doors to learn something new and making the best of everyday for each
Prior to beginning this volunteer experience, I believed that I had a number of personal attributes and skills that fit this role such as having the necessary education about people, specifically older people if to work with elderly. As part of my college course, I have studied and learned about the development of people from conception to death, including how elderly people may act, think and perceive. All the knowledge I’ve attained from the lectures definitely came in handy whilst working in the nursing home. The ability to deal with mental illness properly is important when working in nursing homes as many people in nursing homes are there due to some kind of mental illness such as dementia and Alzheimer’s etc. Personal skills such as compassion, patience, being helpful, motivated, having good communication skills and being a good listener too. But after working at the nursing home with the women, showed me I hadn’t fully acquired some of the skills I thought I had, therefore helped me to further develop them. I definitely learned to be a much better listener, through listening to the women’s stories, and actually paying attention to it. I’ve became much more patient. Some of the women can be very slow in general, such as going on a walks. In some way it has forced me to become more patient than I ever was before. I feel I am much better at communicating, especially with elderly
I am in my third year of nursing and I am currently working in a hospital on an Orthopedic Neurological Trauma Unit. I collaborate with patients to identify the prominent health issues they are experiencing and advocate to ensure the care they receive is the most effective for their healing process. Patient interaction, learning new skills and evidence based practice, and being hands on with patient care are the benefits of my job that I enjoy the most. I form a bond with these patients and listen to their personal story to ensure that I give care individualized for each patient. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I can connect with patients of various age ranges and diagnoses by applying these
From these realizations I have concluded that the professional nursing theories which most align with my own philosophy is a combination of Jean Watson’s theory of human caring and Rosemarie Parse’s theory of human becoming.
For over fifteen years I have enjoyed being an LPN. Working in nursing homes taught me to how to patience and how to use my knowledge to help my patients to the best of my ability. My time as an alcohol and drug rehabilitation nurse helped me to appreciate the courage it takes to admit to a problem, ask for help and the strength it takes to work to get better. Working in a hospital taught me to how to work in a fast paced setting while keeping my sanity intact.
Health is defined by the World Health Organisation as the overall physical, mental and social state of well-being. In Australia, mental illness is one of the leading causes of absence at work and the inability to work long-term. The World Health Organisation defined mental health as a state where individuals can cope with stress to realise their potential and work productively contributing to her or his community. Mental health conditions are said to cost Australian organisations AUD$11 to AUD$12 billion each year from absenteeism, weakened work performance, increased turnovers and claims. One in six people of working age is estimated to suffer from mental illness, most commonly depression and anxiety, and is associated with increased personal and economic costs. Mental health difficulties are oftentimes conceptualised as incapability to work effectively, however, majority of mental illness in the workplace is treatable and some are preventable. Nursing, as a ‘helping profession’, is a demanding, high-risk and stressful profession that exposes the nurses to both acute and
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’m a girl, trying to succeed in life. Feeling like I am two different people when I’m at home and at school. Everyone has strengths and weakness. My greatest strengths are that I’m very open-minded, that I have hope for anything with that being said I’m a handwork to make to the goal possible. My weaknesses are my fears, being impatient, being too sensitive, and a fear to not succeed. Values are what makes a person them, my value is equality, integrity, and success. My mission in life is to become a psychiatric nurse. In addition to that I also want to become happy and independent. With my goals said, I’m determine to study and work hard to make them
The initial writing summary assignment was very intriguing to me because it hit home for me. I have been a licensed nurse for twenty-one years. I was a licensed practical nurse for seven years. I graduated from Community College of Philadelphia associate degree registered nurse program in May of 2001. I returned back to school in 2005 and did not complete my degree at that time.
Since after my high school, I have been involved in community service from sanitation, education and assisting underprivileged populations; both young and old. In fact, my interest in public works has grown beyond what I feel I am capable of doing in the community and for people who need it most. Nevertheless I came to America as student admitted into business administration in 2003. Later, given the the medical field prospect, I switched into nursing in the same insttions; Kent State University in 2010 after a long break. I do believe that human services is an inborn desire therefore, I chose nursing as of expression such human service gift for the greater good to the community and the people that I share the world with. Public health issues
Mental health has always had a negative stigma. Those who live every day with mental health are viewed as their disease, and not as a whole person. Holistic nursing is the embodiment of treating an individual person, considering their mental and social factors, and their whole being. Within our society alone we have over 450 million people suffering from a variety of diseases (“Mental Disorders”, 2011). The questions remain, how can nurses improve taking care of individuals with mental health while utilizing a holistic approach.
1. As I sit back and think of the many things I have learned through personal events, engagements, observations, or opinions while walking through the different avenues of life, I realize how much of my pathway has been aligned with the social work profession. This came as a surprise since the social work profession was not the initial goal. I moved to Clovis, NM, to attend Clovis Community College nursing program in order to work as a case manager. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to decline my acceptance and turned my focus to another career where I could help geriatrics or veterans. I reviewed the degree plans at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) and came across social work. I researched social work and discovered this was a better career path to serve and help make a difference on a small or larger scale.