My interest in nursing developed while pursuing a career as a clinical child psychologist. After taking a psychology class as a high school elective and later on moving towards advanced placement psychology, my career path was pointing to the fascinating science of behavior. Having an inspiring professor led me to take the challenge to volunteer at a facility where I could experience children’s behavior during one of the most difficult time of their lives: during times of sickness. At the time Miami Children Hospital gave me the opportunity to volunteer at the Respiratory Unit, which was an experience that changed my life and career choice. The nurse’s rewarding work environment, along with the fast pace, rhythm of the unit made me fall in love with the nursing career.
Introduction: 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. Strengths: Caring: Caring is one of the most important words used to describe a nurse. Larson (1984) defines caring as the core, essence and distinguishing attribute of nursing.
Also, I am going to start getting paid when I am still doing my schooling because you have to start as a Registered Nurse. I would work to improve my patients and their family’s community and make them feel happy and healthy. They would be able to trust me and feel protected when they are around me to make my job easier. The biggest reason I chose this career is because I love children. I would love to help them and bond with them.
With almost 15 years of experience of working in an acute hospital has been rewarding for me and the benefit of showing empathy has further reinforced my desire to pursue a registered nurse degree . My love for children that are helpless and unable to take care of themselves especially during illness , has further stimulated my desire for becoming a registered nurse . The premature birth to my daughter , coupled with my work experience caring for the sick and needy people have solidified my desire to peruse a career in Registered Nursing even more . My clinical exposure has also allowed me to mature as a person . Even though working with the sick can be challenging at times , it is infinitely gratifying .
Each morning patients came in for assessment and the treatment team developed or altered existing treatment protocols. I longed to be part of this team, working to stabilize each patient so they could return home to pursue their goals. The nurses stood out to me as the team members at ground zero in the unit, working directly with patients, and advocating for them in meetings. As a Nurse Practitioner, I will provide this same standard of holistic care to my patients, taking into consideration their biological, social, psychological and cultural needs while developing and implementing treatment decisions. 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.
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
There are many unfortunate injuries that nurses must deal with but in the end they get the satisfaction of knowing they help save lives every day. The quality care of nurses contribute to their patients response to medication. Entering the nursing profession will bring integrity and compassion into my
By continuing to partake in the Quality Assurance program and self-regulating behaviours can fulfill the standard of being “safe, competent and ethical practitioners” (CNO, 2014, pp. 3). Setting of First Year of RN Practice The ideal setting of my first year of practice, as an RN will be at Juravinski Hospital on the hematology unit. I have always known that I wanted to work in oncology and my placement on the hematology unit solidified my decision to pursue this goal. During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections.
My fiancé asked me one day why I didn’t mind taking my work home with me; the answer was so simple. For me becoming a nurse or being a nursing assistant was just a job, it is something that I am passionate about, the patient become friends, the residents become families, I celebrate their victories with them, and I grieve their losses. Becoming a nurse means so much more to me than just a paycheck, it will enable me to give back to the community through volunteering at free medical clinics as a nurse. I will be able to work with people of all ages, help them improve their health, give them the love and compassion that they need, and strengthen the community one patient at a
I observed that nurse researchers are held in high esteem by the younger nurses and student nurses who are mentored by the nurses. In clinical areas, I educate my patients based or recent findings that will improve nursing care. I have realized that a major barrier to evidence best practice in our profession is lack of research reports and articles because of the difficulties involved in accessing such reports and articles. 6.2 SOCIAL CONTEXT The body of knowledge underlying nursing needs to be extended and nurses must learn to make decisions which have a research base. Research is costly in terms of money, time, energy and expertise.