Why College Education is Important to Me By Kayte Forrester I made it a goal for myself to be the first in my family to attend college. After a really bad day at work as a CNA, I finally just signed up and said I’m going to do better for myself. I want a career that has a steady future, something that is financially secure, but most important having a college degree is going to give me a big leap in self-esteem. Getting a college education is going to open a whole new world of opportunities for me. I’ve worked many jobs, from waitressing, cashier, and now nursing assisting.
Nursing, a job that not only helps people, but touches their lives. I have wanted to become a nurse since I was 5 years old. Children always say what they want to be when they are little, but eventually change their minds. It has been 11 years since I decided my career, and I still have not changed my mind. I was lured into the nursing field because of the care nurses have towards their patients, it is more than a job.
The motivation to pursue a career in nursing has always seemed to be part of who I am, and some of my earliest memories are of my mom and her grandma, both registered nurses, talking about being a nurse and caring for others. Inspiration from my mom and great-grandmother was complimented by one of the biggest inspirations in my life, my cousin Jacob. I was just eight years old, but still vividly remember Jacob being born and visiting him for the first time in the hospital. Jacob was born with Downs Syndrome and had open heart surgery shortly after his birth. As we waited to be able to see Jacob, I was sure I wanted to be one of the people walking around the halls in scrubs responsible for helping care for Jacob and the other children in the
Nursing students must develop rapport with their patients more rapidly than clinical assistance or RNs because they will only care for that patient one time. I believe this unique situation has made me a better communicator and advocate for my patients. I have been on many different floors including an Orthopedic unit, Neurology unit, Obstetrics unit, and two different Medical-Surgical units, one being an ICU Step-Down unit. I have enjoyed my time on all of these floors and have learned so much. However, my best experience has been on the Medical-Surgical
I have always wanted to be a general surgeon and work in a hospital to help others. I don’t know what it is, but surgery just interest me and it seems exciting. Being a surgeon is something I would want to do everyday and look forward to doing everyday. I doubt I would ever get tired of it nor would it be boring. It takes a while to become a surgeon because of college, medical school, etc.
I first established I wanted to pursue a course in adult nursing when I was 11 years old; I had to undergo surgery and had a week-long stay in hospital. The commitment and enthusiasm the nurses had to looking after me as well as going the extra-mile to make me feel secure, happy and support me during my stay. This is the first time I had witnessed what courageous things they do daily and from that moment I felt inspired and I knew that I wanted to be part of a team that supports vulnerable people in their times of need. I hope in the future I can equal their diligence and passion and show that I am here to help and the patients can confide in me. Additionally, this course will allow me to progress to become an adult nurse, therefore will permit me into making a difference in people’s lives daily and there is nothing I find more rewarding then helping vulnerable people in their times of need and improving their quality of life.
Each day that passes, I get more passionate and excited about my future as a medical student, and eventually a surgeon. Up until my junior year of high school, I didn’t know what type of surgeon I wanted to be. I was assigned a junior project, where I researched schools, and most importantly my career plans. That’s when I decided that a reconstructive plastic surgeon is what I wanted to become. I am a perfectionist and I like to take my time so that I can take pride in my work.
Introduction When I first started my nursing career ten years ago, I did not believe that I could have stayed in nursing profession for ten years. As I have been working at different in-patient settings throughout my entire nursing career, I have seen and learned that how much influence can a nurse manager’s leadership have on a ward and ward staff, and how much difference can it make, in terms of patients’ outcome, staff motivation, job satisfaction, and building of ward culture. Like what the formal US President John Kennedy said: “leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” This is particularly true in today’s healthcare environment, which is ever changing, demanding and dynamic (Scully, 2015). I feel blessed that one of my supervisors, Mr Pei, is such an inspiring leader, and here I would like to share that how his leadership style had impacted me positively and what I have learnt from him. Main Body Leadership is defined as the ability to influence a group of people toward the achievement of a vision or set of common goals (Robbins & Judge, 2016, p. 214).
What do you believe to be the most significant academic achievement and how do you overcome any challenges or obstacles? The enthusiasm ignited since the first day of registration. Nothing was more exciting than knowing the fact that I am now on the right track, just a step closer to my dream; to become a great doctor one day. I knew that Medicine is one of the most demanding courses in the world. However, I took that as a challenge as I was brave enough to attend the interview and in fact, registered for the course after receiving the acceptance letter.
I had always dreamed of becoming a teacher since I was a little girl, at this moment my dreams were different. Going through this experience with the knowledge I had previously gained, changed my thoughts about my future career. I was now inspired to be a nurse, a nurse practitioner to be exact. I see how my courage to handle this maturely and confidently helped my father feel comfortable with me assisting him. I had never been placed in this situation of having to actually put forth my skills, but thankfully for this experience, I came to realization of what my future profession was truly supposed to be.
Memorial Hermann is a leading edge medical institution I want to surround myself in and grow at. This experience will lead me towards the direction of working at a hospital, across the world in less developed countries, or even the army in the future. My goal upon graduating high school is to get the best experience I can that will prepare me for the future of becoming an OBGYN. Volunteering at Memorial Hermann will be an excellent opportunity to see how a typical day in a hospital would be. I 'm eager to learn many things such as patient care and basic procedures from the many wonderful mentors around me.
Though I am early in my medical journey, and am willing to keep an open mind, it is only natural that I yearn to pursue a profession related to oncology. Unsurprisingly, MD Anderson being one of the best cancer hospitals in the world has drawn me towards the 1st Year Medical Student Program. The prospect of being a part of the bleeding edge of scientific discovery in the world of cancer research is captivating to me. Combating cancer through scientific research at MD Anderson that may one day benefit my future patients would be an unforgettable experience. In addition, the clinical opportunities offered by the 1st Year Medical Student Program would allow me to interface with some of the best clinicians in the world.
I thought that delivering babies had to be the most important job because I’d be taking care of new life. Junior year of high school, I had decided to become a Physical Therapist. I really wanted to be a part of this profession because I had
Ever since my sophomore year of high school, I knew the medical field was the right choice for me. It wasn’t just the ability to have vast amounts of knowledge about the human body, but to be able to help people. Helping those who need it is a very rewarding idea to me. Although the school I am currently attending is not able to allow me to help people as a nurse. My decision to transfer is based fully on this programs direct entry nursing program.
This year, I experienced both a personal and academic obstacle that correlate with one another. In January, I started the year long Medical Assisting program at my school. Prior to beginning this program, I was so excited to be getting a medically centered education, and learning about the field I wanted to expand my career in. After entering the program and learning that there is so much more to medicine than just taking care of patients, I began to lose my interest. This was shocking to me since, my whole life up until this year, I believed I was going to become an amazing medical doctor.