Nurses are every day heroes who not only dedicate their compassion to care for the vulnerable and ill but nurses must attain the proper training and education to provide quality health care. Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to make a positive difference. I am fortunate that I’ve had the opportunity to share my love and compassion with the elderly, rehabilitation patients, chemical dependency patients and individuals with diverse disabilities through my role as a Certified Nursing Assistant since 2006. Nursing is my calling.
My Mission Statement: My mission is to motivate, inspire, and commit, to my family, and freedom for individuals, families and colleagues. When constructing my mission statement I found it a little challenging, because I felt like I had to search within myself and what aspired me thus far. As nurses may aspire at least one person a day, and to me that’s all that counts.
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.
Flight Nurses People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Being a nurse in general is one of the most important jobs in the world. You can either make or break someone's life at anytime.. I know that nursing in general can be very stressful and can also take up most of your time, but it will make you feel a lot better knowing that you just saved someone's life. I have seen nurses help my family members in their best times and also their worst times.
With 6 years of clinical nursing experience, working alongside vulnerable service users in both the New Zealand healthcare system and internationally, I am looking to transition from a clinical career into a role that utilises my nursing experience but provides me with new challenges and learning opportunities, and this position sounds like exactly that. My time spent working in the clinical setting has allowed me to develop sounds skills in assessment, planning and implementation of care, experience in providing initial and ongoing education to peers and service users and the establishment and maintenance of relationships with a variety of vulnerable service users and other health care professionals. While my formal sales experience is limited,
The first thing I would say about today was thought provoking. What I mean by that is it appears that everyone has different organizational skills. Plus not everyone thinks at the same speed or reacts in the same way. Anyways, I noticed throughout today that I was sometimes one step ahead of my nurse. I was even able to help him find different areas of the charting when he got confused, where something in particular was in the charting.
In order to posit one’s personal philosophy he or she must have a clear understanding regarding self and the specific area (Nursing). The Cambridge Online Dictionary (2016) defined personal as “ relating or belonging to a single or particular person rather than to a group or an organization”. Doheny et al. (1997) defined philosophy as “beliefs of a person or group of persons and reveals underlying values and attitude regarding an area (as cited in Masters, 2017).
Sasha, thanks for sharing your post! I truly believe that worldview shifts depending on our life experiences, major occurences, or when plan change, new worldview takes place. Nursing is a great career to be in. It is not easy, so dedication and prioritization is a must to succeed!
Growing up my mom only had a part time job, my dad was the sole provider for my family. As my siblings and I grew older and became more independent, my mom felt as though she was no longer needed as much. So she set out to achieve her dreams, becoming a nurse. My mom went back to college for her prerequisites for the nursing program, I watched her struggle through all her classes, her juggling a part time job, being a mom, and pulling my dad through a dark time.
I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting in the public bathroom at school in the Philippines crying, feeling homesick, feeling self-conscious, and feeling like I would never be smart enough to make it in nursing school let alone anywhere. I had hit my rock bottom, my self-esteem was at an all-time low. I moved to the Philippines to attend nursing school in 2007 after graduating high school in San Diego. I thought by moving away somewhere new I would be able to start over and work on myself, discover my passion, and become the strong confident person I always wanted to be. While I was sitting there crying something inside of me changed at that very moment.
Why I Chose Nursing As a young girl, around the age of eight, I decided I wanted to become a singer, however, that was only a dream of mine. As I got older and more mature, I realized all fantasies do not come to life, so I began to venture toward a more reasonable career path. At first, I wanted to become an anesthesiologist, then a nurse anesthetist when I heard they spent less years in school. I would not necessarily say I lowered my standards or decided on a less prestigious program, but as of right now, I wish to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. This decision was solely based on my shadowing experience.
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