ANA also known as the American Nurses Association is consider to be one of the loudest voices for Registered Nurses today. ANA has been around since before 1911. ANA represents all Registered Nurses today and makes sure that there is an adequate amount of nurses that are highly skilled and well educated. They not only make sure that the healthcare system is getting the most up to date and accurate skilled nurses, they are a true advocate for nurses in the work place as well as the general public. ANA has made their standards high for practicing nursing to improve the overall health care. Some of the issues they deal with is making sure communities have a primary health care systems in place. They also help to change and improve the overall health care environment. As for Nurses they obtain federal funding for nurses education and training.
Research shows that in the Washington post a reporter by the name of Linda Bank-Santali stated that over 4.5 Million First –Generation Students have enrolled in a post-secondary institution in the United States (Bank-Santali, 2015, para. ). Not all First –Generation College Students are all the same but many experience difficulty with four distinct domains 1) professional 2) financial 3) psychological 4) academic. First Generation Students have a lot on their plates and face many obstacles that keep them from succeeding in college. There are many Barriers that first generation students face such as Low-Income status, Lack of Motivation and Low-Self Esteem.
College is one of the most significant times in a person’s life. Every year high school kids will visit many different colleges so that they can be confident in their college decision. Some kids will follow in their parent’s foot steps and base their decision on where their mom or dad went, though, not all kids are fortunate to have help from their parents. Many kids nowadays may be the first in their family to take on higher education. The article, “First Generation College Students: Unprepared and Behind” by Liz Riggs explains that kids who are the first in their family to take on college are at a disadvantage compared to kids with parents who attended college. First generation college students are ill prepared for college based off of statistical evidence, their parents, and financial struggles.
I decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of their nursing school’s collaboration with scientists and renowned researchers across the UW-Madison campus, the nation, and the world. This school will help me network with the best researchers and scientists whom I can learn and grow from. The university is the third largest research university in the country and will help me further my career in research as a nursing student. Research is very important in the nursing field due to the fast growing pace of diseases and illnesses. There needs to be new techniques in developing cures and care plans, especially treatment that are unique to each individuals’ needs. As a University of Wisconsin-Madison student, I will take advantage of various research opportunities. My goal is to become a midwife nurse for that reason I want to do research on the reproductive system. I also want to find different ways to improve women’s health overall. I plan to take full advantage of the university’s
Many nurses do not get involved in health care policy even though the nurse should. Most nurses do not know much about health care policies, some view it as “foreign and complex” (Falk, 2014, p. 203). I consider myself one of the nurses that do not know much about health care policy and I am one of the nurses that do not get involved in health care policy. I do not get involved with health care policy because I was never taught about it, so I do not want to get involved in something that I do not know much about. I look forward to learn more about health policies and becoming more involved in health policies.
At the age of ten being raised by minority parents was very difficult for me at the time. At the age of ten I was forced for my English and Spanish vocabulary to be very proficient due to always translating for my parents. At that age learning both languages was annoying, frustrating, and difficult; however that experience shaped me to be a proficient bilingual nurse present and gain benefits by being bilingual. The benefits where the many open job opportunities with the increase pay. This experience also assisted to raise my daughter to speak and write both languages actively although just not the way my parents forced it on me.
Having the unique perspective of an immigrant, who has had to overcome numerous obstacles to become integrated into American society while maintaining my roots, has motivated me to make the most of my education. Thus, being surrounded by and working alongside like-minded, driven individuals with differing, yet relatable backgrounds excites me, and I know that I will have this opportunity as a member of the Lookout Scholars Program. To be in an environment with other first-generation college students who understand the significance of their education and truly appreciate the opportunities allowed to them will be motivational and inspiring. I believe engaging in a stimulating and encouraging cohort with students who desire to be challenged in
It took me a while to find nurses that wanted to participate in my interview. I was able to interview 2 nurses at a medical center because this week at my private practice, with the help of an Ecuadorian Audiologist who has ABR/ASSR system, we had a Microtia week from all over Bolivia and one of the mother’s was a nurse assistant, she made the contact with her boss and I was able to interview both, yesterday. (NP: nurse practitioner and NA: auxiliary nurse- MARIA)
Social class in America is determined by wealth, prestige, and power. Depending on the American’s class, race, or gender, can determine the outcome of their life chances. The documentary, Two American Families demonstrates the effects of social class in relation to their race and gender for the Neumann and Stanley family.
I am attending Colorado Christian University to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I started my medical career as a Combat Medic in the US Army. Since then I have become a Registered Medical Assistant and a Registered Phlebotomy Technician. I now work in a dialysis clinic and soon will be a Certified Dialysis Technician too. I decided to become a nurse because I feel I am capable of achiving it. I also want to continue to climb the ladder until I am in a position that I am being challenged every day. I also want to live comfortably in these harder economic times.
I believe my experience working as a registered nurse for a few years before pursuing my Nurse Practitioner will allow me to experience bedside nursing and only help me become a better caregiver to my patients. With my Nurse Practitioner Degree, I plan to specialize in OBGYN, helping women of all ages, expecting mothers, and those who may need help conceiving. Lastly, another long term goal I plan to obtain is to constantly have a positive affect on my patients lives, despite where I am at in my nursing career. I plan to achieve this goal by never allowing myself to stop learning about the nursing profession so I can provide the best care possible and always allowing my passion for enriching lives of others to shine through on each patient of mine, regardless of the circumstances. Overall, I feel my strong desire for success and endless amount of ambition will help me achieve my short and long term goals in my future of becoming a
Research indicates that students whose parents did not attend college are more likely than their non-first-generation counterparts to be less academically prepared for college, to have less knowledge of how to apply for college and for financial assistance, and to have more difficulty in adapting themselves to college once they enroll. They are also more at risk for not completing a degree because they are more likely to delay enrollment after high school, to enroll in postsecondary education part-time, and to work full-time while enrolled. (Hurtado & Carter, 1997; Pasacrella & Terenzini, 1991; Tinto, 19931), First-generation students, may lack the cultural and social capital, which may account for the difficulties they face in academia (Perna, 2000). Targeted intervention efforts that reach out to first-generation students both before and during college can help alleviate the barriers and challenges first-generation students face and help colleges reach their goal of recruiting and retaining all students.
In high school I initially set out a goal to become a physical therapist. As time went on, I noticed my drive to become a PT waivered. To rejuvenate the process, I job shadowed a local PT at Saint Thomas Health. Although it was a great experience, it was not something I felt was a calling. With nursing however, I had a completely different feeling. Nursing wasn’t something I felt I wanted to do, but rather something I needed to do for myself, and others. Throughout visits to the hospital and health clinics, my contact with the nurses has been the most memorable. I have encountered many nurses; some who seemed to have tunnel vision, and others where his or her passion was evident from first contact. These individuals not only did his or her job well, but also inspired me. From there I did research about the profession, in addition to asking directly how different nurses liked his or her job. After gathering the information and having the opportunity to job shadow, I knew nursing was for me. I have something to give, and nursing will allow me to do that.
I always had a desire to one day be the student that shines the brightest, just as my name signifies. I believe I am the best selection for this scholarship because of my leadership abilities, community service, substantial goals, and great interests.
As a child, I dreamed of acquiring a career in Nursing. I was always fascinated by the amount of respect that nurses received during my doctor visits throughout my childhood. There are many reasons why I chose to major in Nursing such as the ability to take care of someone, the money and benefits that the career offered, as well as job stability and flexibility.