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. Lastly, I grew as a nurse with each semester because I learned how to respect and treat each patient as a unique individual. I have also learned to put my patient safety as my priority and provide presence because I realized through my clinical experience that, sometimes that all the patients need. Below is the breakdown of how I have developed each semester in nursing school. FALL 2013 • Foundations of Nursing: NUR 2310 In this course, I learned the different nursing theories and how it has been
I took a cadaver class last year where we reviewed what we had learned from previous anatomy and physiology classes. The professor of that class is a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, and he showed us how to do certain medical procedures while we got to practice using the cadaver. We dissected the cadaver as well as learned to suture. That class was by far my favorite class I’ve taken since I’ve been in college, and it made me feel very excited for my future working in the medical
I was always unsure of my career path growing up. It felt as one day I wanted to be a teacher but the next day I changed my mind. Through high school, I was determined to find the right fit for me. I enrolled in a medical pathway course, which allowed students to learn about different health professions, as well as allowed the students to shadow their last two years of high school. I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in the health field, but I struggled to find a career that suited my interested.
However, things began to look up for me when finals week approached. I plan to enter the nursing program, so the grades I receive are important. I knew that I was not going to earn the grades I needed without discussing the content with others. I chose to introduce myself to other girls in my class to form a study group. Little did I know at the time that they would become my new support system!
Work experience I always try to utilize my time to the maximum extent in expanding my skill strata and to self-sustain through various employments. I have been employed briefly during the gaps between my academic careers. After my plus 2 examinations, I worked as a marketing representative for Eureka Forbes for few months while waiting for B Pharm admission. During the interval between my graduation and admission to PharmD, I had an opportunity to teach at a pharmacy school. During my PharmD course, I used to teach Pharmacoepidemiology & Public Health concepts to dental postgraduate students.
Classes all day, a job, homework, and still trying to make time for a social life. This is the picture of college for students who need and want to go for the education. This is not how college is portrayed. Finding your soulmate, parties, and clubs, that is the college experience portrayed on every screen Americans look at. Truly every single American does not need to go to college.
I definitely thought about how job shadowing might be best first before I start college to make sure this was the right job for me. After I graduated I decided to job shadow someone close to me that works in an orthodontics office. After shadowing him for a little while he let me do something as simple as taking the colors off the braces. A couple days later he called me asking if I wanted a job working in the office as a sterilization technician. Of course I said yes because
Becoming a doctor has been a passion of mine from a very early age. I cannot point to a specific moment and say this was when I knew for certain I wanted to become a physician. However, I feel that the culmination of my life experience has made it abundantly clear that there is no other career path that I would rather pursue. Having a parent in the medical field largely shaped my childhood. I saw my mother work her way through nursing school, and I spent many days positioned behind the nurse's desk of my local hospital's emergency room, absorbing the excitement of healthcare around me.
So by sophomore year, I was undeclared and looking for my passion, I wanted something to scream about just as my classmates did in the lounge. And, as I’m sure you have all felt during some point of your college careers, I was afraid I’d never find that type of passion. Yet by some twist of fate, I took a class called “Understanding