Choice of Nursing I chose nursing as a career because I knew it was my calling. I have the desire to help and care for people who are in need and this was what drew me into this profession. Being a nurse gives me that rewarding feeling, knowing that I’ve made a positive difference in my patient’s life. I love interacting with people and nursing gives me that chance to do it every day. With nursing, I have so many options and specialties to choose from.
Incorporating these values will help me reach my goal, by applying them into my daily life at work when I become a registered nurse in the future. Having interest has a huge impact on me wanting to reach my goal in becoming a registered nurse, it will help me reach my goal because I will be more dedicated and more likely to become one, I will be at my best knowing I’m fully engaged and interested. Giving myself high standards,
Patient centeredness is no stranger to nursing discourse, however, adopting this element to care and compassion is challenging in today's healthcare arena, especially when treating massively increased numbers of patients" (Bramley and Matiti, 2014). Being the patient's advocate, participating in their care, encouraging independence, and pushing them to be the best that they can be to return to normal health are all important aspects of compassion. When I was working with my patient I felt since I had a smile on my face, a positive attitude, a calming demeanor, and the drive to help her with her care she accepted my help and wanted to get better and participate in
As a nurse it is important to know when to give your input and when to hold off. At the end of the day, what the patient wants is what they will receive from every nurse on the floor. A nurse must be a patients advocate, meaning as a nurse you will support your patient and defend them and what they believe in. Bringing me to the third professional value, human dignity, the value or worth of a person (96). This value, in my opinion is the
To create an environment where these errors are a rare occurrence, all healthcare professionals must dedicate themselves to implementing QSEN's six core competencies each and every day. These professionals must also speak up when they see room for improvement in their workplace. Regardless of the healthcare setting or demographic of patients, safe outcomes are the purpose of providing patient-centered care. Since nurses are the largest subgroup of healthcare professionals, their ability to make strides towards improved medication administration is undeniable. As the nursing code of ethics states, nurses have the duty to protect the health and safety of those in their care (Winland-Brown, Lachman, O'Connor Swanson, 2015).
As a nurse, maintaining a sense of professionalism is of utmost importance in order to gain respect from our peers, leaders, and most importantly or clients. As I have gone out into the field during our clinical rotations, I have experienced many professional nurses and a few nurses I would consider unprofessional. So, I have decided to touch on a few key characteristics that I think make the mold of a professional nurse. As I searched for information regarding the professional nurse, I repeatedly saw these words throughout all the literature; autonomy, accountability, advocate, caregiver, and communicator. All of those aspects are pivotal in order to maintain a healthy, therapeutic relationship with our clients and to provide the greatest, holistic care possible while maintaining a sense of respect.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
In providing care, the nurse promotes an environment in which the human rights, values, customs and spiritual beliefs of the individual, family and community are respected. They must guarantee that people receive exact, sufficient and timely information in a culturally proper way on which to base consent for care and related treatment. Nurses and practice The nurses convey personal responsibility and accountability for nursing practice and for keeping up skills by persistent learning. They maintain a standard of individual wellbeing such that the ability to provide care is not compromised. They utilize judgement regarding individual competence when accepting and delegating responsibility.
In the article “Skills for Nursing Practice” The authors note that Nursing takes skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, and compassion. These skills are focused around patients, and promotes dignity and respect toward the patient. When becoming a nurse, one of the most important skills is to be organized. This helps with decision making, critical thinking, knowledge, and being professional (Felton). When working in an ER it is important to be up to date with what is going on, and remaining calm in stressful situations.
Additionally, this course will allow me to progress to become an adult nurse, therefore will permit me into making a difference in people’s lives daily and there is nothing I find more rewarding then helping vulnerable people in their times of need and improving their quality of life. While on my course in college I was given permission to work in a
As a student I know the importance of studying and completing school works in a timely manner. That is what helped in the past and I plan to continue doing it throughout the RN school. Obtaining my RN is an investment both intellectually as well as financially. Once I complete the course, I hope to have a broader knowledge in the field of nursing which I can use in the