She has demonstrated her knowledge of nursing by receiving her education and working with others in healthcare. I look forward to being like her one day and pursue my dreams, just like Angie did. Motivation is key throughout this whole process. I have always wanted to be a nurse since day one. Seeing my father battle sickness for almost fourteen years confirmed my decision.
I took a nursing assistant class through a dual enrollment program. I performed clinical hours at Golden Living Center in Rome, Georgia for CNA training. I took this class not because I wanted to become a nurse but because this was the only healthcare class left that I had not taken. I did not want to go senior year without taking a class in healthcare because I did not want to forget important skills that I had learned in prior classes. This class taught me a lot about the medical field.
During one of my clinical experiences on an extremely busy unit I was watching nurses communicating with each other during a morning report. It looked like it was going to be a busy shift as they were working short. I was on that team and they asked me if I could straight catheterize a patient who has not voided for six hours as soon as possible. I was excited to help them out and to perform my first catheterization. Prior to that shift I had read over that procedure and felt ready to do it.
Nurses are also very specialized in neo-natal intensive care. Where they take care of the babies that need around the clock care. Nurses walk around managing who is doing their jobs observing and recording patient behavior. Registered Nurses have a lot of responsibilities. Some of the responsibilities that they have are treating emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, and car accidents.
During My Observation, I had the opportunity to observe Terkisha, a Registered Nurse, who was a kind person who gave me lots of information. Not only about nursing but about the Hospital in general. Before heading to the observation, I had a clear knowledge of what a Nurse does in a hospital setting. During my High school years, I had the opportunity to observe many nurses in different departments. Nursing was never a choice I had thoroughly thought about to become my career in the future.
Her ability to have the kindness and be that loving astonishes me. This is a reason that my mother should receive the Marvelous Mother award. My mom definitely has the characteristics to win the Marvelous Mother award. She is a very hard working individual and that is definitely a reason that she deserves this award. Like I said earlier, she is very supportive in the fields of dance and daily life.
I am currently completing my certified nurse program to proceed with a job as a patient care technician. I believe a job as a certified nurse assistant will give me a better insight while working beside nurses and observe what set of skills nurses use. My strengths that best suit my personality and this program are determination, effort, caring, critical thinker, discipline, and enthusiastic. These qualities would reflect on a nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. I believe that I belong in the nursing field, because ever since I was a child, I always wanted to make a positive influence in people's lives.
As a leader within my fraternity, I've performed and practiced therapeutic communication without even being aware of it. This week I was able to active listen to patients, such as a patient who explained his glaucoma to us and how it was partially fixed, but a complication arose that needs to be assessed and stabilized. I also was able to sit down and talk with a patient before her bath to see what she wanted to wear. Asking open ended questions, active listening, being silent to give her time to respond, etc. enforced my therapeutic communication within the healthcare setting.
The day in the life of a social worker is never the same. Jennifer said, "not to expect anything easy in the day." Although you do have routine things you follow. For example, at Medi-Lodge in Taylor they have patients on important medication due to their behaviors. Jennifer checks on her patients who use the social work system progress and behavior.
My main career choice is already chosen for my future. I’ve decided I want to be a nurse but, to be more specific I want to be a FNP, Family Nurse Practitioner. I’ve known for years that a nurse is what I want to be, but I could never decide which type of nurse I wanted to be. Going to the doctor one day my nurse came in and I watched everything she did and asked questions. I started doing that every time I went to the doctor.
I consider myself among the lucky minority. My mother worked as a registered nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at the VA Hospital in Albany, NY. I saw her come home some mornings looking defeated because she could not be the one to save a man’s life. I also saw her come home most mornings, her face glowing, because of how many people she was able to help. Nurses see people during all aspects of life.
However, looking back, every step I have made in my life has brought me to this point. This journey included a lot of twists and turns in life that made me take a little longer than most to finally get on the right path. It wasn’t until after I started my family that I went back to school to complete my Associate’s Degree in Nursing. While in nursing school, I found myself being the leader of many study groups. I remember how gratifying it was to help others learn, but still it was not enough to encourage me to want to teach.
Her job did not look easy as she described it. The typical day for my job shadow host requires them to be on their feet often. She was assisting the nurse 's and taking care of the patients and helping them with certain task. When she has a problem with a patient she calls other nurses aides ' that work with her for some assistance. The environments she work in are inside the hospital room.
I chose nursing specifically because I love the idea of taking care of people, and nurses make a huge difference and have such an impact on the patients and their loved ones lives. In my junior year, I went to Butler hospital to shadow one of the nurses that worked there. During her shift, she was always busy and working hard in order to take care of all her patients. The thought of working hard