This last week was not the best. I might've bombed my Chemistry final; I studied for days from the book and practice exams. The test was nothing like I expected it to be, and now my hopes of getting into the nursing program are going down the drain. I still need to find out what I got, but I just feel defeated. Thank you for your prayers, I need them right now. Hopefully I can get back to you with some good news.
I have worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for seven years caring for patients and assisting x-ray Technicians with equipment in a hospital, nursing home (mobile x-ray used for chest examinations and picc line placement ) and assisted living facilities (mobile x-ray used for chest examinations and picc line placement ) . I also received formal training on operating x-ray equipment during my training and employment with the New Orleans Police Department. This, training was conducted by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office on homicide victims to locate bullets and determine cause and manner of
I interviewed a Nurse Practitioner (NP) at a Rediclinic in Pennsylvania. It was a very friendly and professional environment. At the Rediclinic a medical assistance works as receptionist. NP has a private room for practice. It was packed, a guy was waiting for driver license physical examination, a young girl was waiting for a flu shot, and a lot more. The NP was very welcoming and cooperative when she finds out that I am a graduate student at Widener University. She told me the she had a very similar project at school too. She stated Rediclinic is a walk in medical clinic inside selected Rite-Aid stores with a very convenient in house pharmacy, a two-in-one package, plus no appointments are necessary just walk-in. The clinic is operated by
I am interested in becoming a student assistant leader to get to know and to work with people outside of my grade. I want to build relationships with students see around school and possibly collaborate with in classes and clubs my senior year. By becoming a student assistant leader I hope to review the curriculum I learned when I went on the Sound to Sea trip my freshman year and also to learn about more complex ecological science, by interacting and assisting the counselors. I took AP Environmental science last year and did very well on the exam, so I feel I can add some of my knowledge to the activities and discussions on the trip. By assisting in teaching the lessons, I could integrate concepts at a deeper level than just listening to a
Nursing, and everything that it entails, cannot be easily described in just one simple word or phrase. It goes beyond the meaning of a profession and the stereotypical definition of treating the ill. Nursing is the “protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2010, p. 1). Therefore, it is a career that requires dedication, passion, critical thinking, and knowledge. It demands commitment and an understanding of its core values and concepts, as well as the nurse’s own personal philosophy and principles.
I started my health care career as a nursing assistant at the young age of 16 years-old perusing the dream of one day becoming a nurse. At that time, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into and what it meant to be in the health care. I have been able to touch and impact so many different people’s lives throughout the last 6 years from patients and residents to their family members. Sometimes not even realizing that I was changing someone’s life. Although I’ve helped hundreds of people there is one person that will I will always remember.
As I pursue my career in nursing, the skills and experiences that I have gained from 4-H will continue to play a major role in my life. Planning and organizing, critical thinking, and empathy are definitely needed in order to become an exceptional nurse. It is crucial to be organized when taking care of patients. Paperwork must be adequately filed for each individual patient and any confusion with documents is unacceptable. Inaccurate documentation could potentially lead to medications being misused, which would in turn harm the patient. Critical thinking is necessary in order to think of innovative ways to deal with problematic patients and family members. Nurses must always keep the patient 's best interst in mind while at the same time convincing
Amandeep’s situation was a bit different from mine. In my situation blame goes on all levels of health care; for instance, the patient I took care, had to go for his selective surgery even though he was not in situation for this surgery. His wife was terminally sick and was transferred in palliative care a day after he transferred to rehab unit. When he arrived rehab unit, nurses explained him that usually in rehab there are no passes allowed until the vehicle transfer assessments are done by the therapist. Due to the nurses’ heavy workload, they were being more task focused, the patient was not being heard or being asked why he was anxious or uncomfortable. The nurses and the patient came from different viewpoints and they acted accordingly.
On October 20, 2015, I attended a speech at my workplace. The speech was on how to give medication to patients. I work at Victory House Bethesda, and it involved on how to administer the right dose at the right time to the patients. Mrs. Irene, who was my speaker, gave a
According to Julie the healthcare jobs are there, but without getting your foot in the door it can be difficult to get a job. She recommends starting out small and working your way up the hospital chain. When she was in college she spent her summers working in the emergency room in attempt to get a feel for the hospital environment. She recommends this to me because she got a lot of valuable experience working in the emergency room. She says that working on one floor can result in you seeing a lot of the same things. For example, working on the physical therapy floor you will end up seeing only things that pertain to physical therapy. She said working in the emergency room she gained lot for knowledge because it is full of many different types of specialties all working in one place. She was able to gain a lot of experience seeing all of this come together in one place.
This was the most common task that I undertook as a student veterinary nurse due to the numerous different sections within a veterinary practice that required routine attention. Carrying out the various cleaning tasks allowed me to become familiar with specific protocols that my practice followed and the relevant regulations that were to be adhered to.
I chose nursing as my career and education path many years ago as a child. The core job duties and education have remained the same for the most part and always will. The daily job description for a registered nurse according to occ.outlookhandbook is to provide and coordinate patient care educate patients and the public about various health concerns, to provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family. According to labor and delivery nurse Julie Mills Smith a registered nurses job description is “direct patient care, charting, charting and more charting. You become a healing helper, a friend, a confidant, a support system and in some cases a source of physical hope.
I remember being a teenager and watching the movie Patch Adams in one of my high school classrooms. There is one quote from the film that stuck with me throughout my many years of school: “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome” (Farell, Kemp, Minoff, Newirth, & Shadyac, 1998). I progressed through nursing school knowing I was called into nursing, but I had yet to discover the specialty I felt called into. Over the past few months, I enjoyed the opportunity to serve children with hematologic and oncologic disorders while working as a Care Partner here at Cook Children's. Some would claim my job was collecting urine and assisting with hygiene. I consider my position to include listening to the fears of the children who are fighting terrible diseases. I recall a patient who came in for a final dose of chemotherapy, only to find out her cancer metastasized to other regions of her body. I entered the room for an hourly round and noticed her crying alone. As I began to encourage her to express her feelings, her tears dried up, and she was able to gain back her composure. To the patient, I was a stranger. To me, she was the calling I had been searching for. Throughout the years of nursing school, I learned plenty of
The thought of being a teacher was never going to be erased from my mind, and I was one hundred percent positive of that. I have always believed being a nurse would be impossible, and I just pushed the thought to the side. Busy thinking of all the cons associated with nursing, I overlooked the positives. Nursing requires a long road of preparing and studying to excel in this profession, but it has such a rewarding end. The image of treating people continuously played through my mind on repeat. I became ecstatic thinking of my future profession, and how my life would end up being. Plans had changed, dreams had been altered, but everything worked out for the better. The way my life was supposed to be.