At first women were banned from this work on the battlefield. Since many men were sick and wounded, women were eventually allowed to be nurses (“Civil War Nurses”). Dorthea Dix, a woman who dedicated her life to the service of the mentally ill, formed a group of nurses. She set very high standards that had to be met. Women had to dress plainly, have good health, have good morals, and they could not be too attractive (“Women Nurses in the Civil War”).
After she was back on her feet,the doctor at the hospital said that she needed to be on bedrest for a week. After she got better, she got back on her mission to save the people from the bad flood that happened in the next city over. Bumblebee thought to herself. She said “I don’t want to get swept away by the naughty flood water. She had a interesting thought that she didn’t want to see out loud because there were other people around her.
They risked their lives leaving home to work in the cesspools of infection. They lived separately from the soldiers and only made $12 a month. While many women are nurses today, their service in the war began their integration into the work force over the next 100 years. But in medicine, women nurses soon became commonplace. George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, called the conflict, “a watershed that really changed all medicine to the point where it could never completely go back to the way it was before.
Fever 1793 This book is about a girl named Mattie Cook, who lives above a coffee shop in Philadelphia. It was all okay until the Fever broke out. Disease spread everywhere, and then everything changed. Her mother gets the disease first, but fortunately lives through it but sadly her grandfather doesn’t. Mattie loses a lot of close ones, like her friend Polly.
With limited options for women professions, Dix decides to open an elementary school inside her grandmother’s house in 1821. The school was named "the Hope" and it served mainly the poor children of Boston whose parents could not afford an education. Unfortunately, the school came to a closing in 1826 due to Dorothea being repeatedly and sporadically ill. At this time, Dorothea wrote her first book, Conversations on Common Things. This book for children was quite popular and sold many copies. The book reflected Dix’s belief that women should be educated to the same level as men.
However, through it all, the mushers carried the medicine to Nome, and saved the people. ‘’When you reach the end of the line, tie a knot and hold on,’’ stated Eleanor Roosevelt. When Eleanor Roosevelt was born, people noticed that she was a very unattractive child. In fact, her parents called her the ‘’ugly duckling.’’ However, Eleanor Roosevelt turned her unhappiness and pain into strength. She married her cousin and she became one of the first ladies.
My family being one of the hopefuls. I am proud to say that my parents have been great examples for my sisters and I, as they've provided well for us and truly lived their American Dream, both of them excelling as nurses in our community. I also decided to follow their career path and successfully graduated Nursing School. But to my dismay, after quite a few tries, I just wasn't successful in passing the licensing exam. For the meantime, I worked and still am currently working in Retail.
As I got older the questions always got more about college and less about curiosity. I remember a particular nurse that made me realize this is what i wanted, that I wanted to be a nurse. I was at my regular check up, it was time for me to get my vaccinations. My regular nurse wasn 't able to give me them so they had another nurse give me them instead. The only problem was my regular nurse knew i would start crying if she wasn 't
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.
This has taught me that I am sometimes too hard on myself. This experience has taught me, that I don’t give myself credit. I have learned a lot in nursing school, and in my medical career as a whole. In the future I will continue to prepare for clinical or work and jump right in and do what’s asked of me . If, I am unsure of something, I will just ask for