I continued my education at Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia for my RN degree. During one of my ICU rotations at Grady Memorial Hospital, I fell in love with the collaboration between nurses and doctors. The skill set of the nurses there was astonishing. They were taking care of patients on vents, rotating them in special beds for acute respiratory distress syndrome, managing patients after open heart surgeries, dealing with patients with open abdomens, and more. After graduation I sought out and secured a job in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) at Grady.
MY CAREER MENTORSHIP IN NURSING From my experience at Akron Children’s Hospital, I learned that I should be thankful for being healthy and not having to spend almost everyday of my life laying in a hospital bed. I also learned that the doctors and nurses have to do way more things that don't relate to medicine at all, such as comfort care. I learned how to make notes into the computer on each patient. After every medication you give the patient you have to take note of it, the time, how much, and what for. You also have to tell the patient what you're doing at all times, you can not just walk in and start giving them medications not matter if they are young or not.
She was a wonderful nurse. I will never forget the time I had to go sit with a mental health patient in the emergency department, this patient was loud, confused and intrusive so we were stuck kind of in the back as to not disturb other patients in the ED. Thankfully, Debbie was working that day and never forgot I was sitting there on a one to one observation, she would come to check on me and made sure I was okay and the patient was okay. If I did need a minute to step away Debbie was the one that stayed with the patient, she didn’t find a tech or hesitate to sit with a patient; that was who she was, she was an amazing and kind person. I would be truly honored to receive a scholarship in Debbie Spencer’s memory and I would pay it back with kindness and compassion to every patient I encounter during my life as a
When I signed in, they asked all my personal questions in private, and made sure everything was HIPAA compliant. I was a little nervous about my TB test, but when I told the medical assistant I was in school to become one myself all my nerves were at ease. The medical assistant was very nice and even talked me through every step she was performing. She explained why you ask certain questions, and how to perform a TB test. I plan to follow her example, and do the
I checked my patients one by one to see if they were stable and responsive. With Nurse Dre Dre, the night nurse, I got to do suctioning, tracheotomy care and start feedings. I feel like I’m getting confidently effective with my communication skills everyday that my I’m learning and enhancing my nursing skills. I was able to educate a family member who was not wearing protective equipment inside an isolation room the importance of wearing one to prevent the spread of infections and promote wellness.
As I advance to my practice, I would like to have a transformational leader who places themselves as equal to their followers and inspires them to achieve higher goals. Transformational leader allows nurses to make their independent decisions and encourages them to improve. Although leadership and management always come together, the two roles are not the same. While leaders focuses on people and relationships, managers concentrates on the task at hand (Cite website). Though I have only met a few nurse managers, I think the best management style for a new nurse is a coaching manager since their focus is the professional development of their followers.
Pretty much with either degree we [nurses with associate's and bachelor's degree] take the same core classes but with the bachelor’s degree we learn more that prepares us for management, advansed careers, and theories.” (Miller, 2018). After talking with her I got connected with someone I knew that was a nurse with a associates degree. First, I asked the same question I asked first to the other nurse. She said “Not confident at all, I felt there was a lot that I didn’t know compared to other nurses, it was kinda intimidating. It was hard when sometimes I would be thinking one thing and a different nurse thought something else, I wasn’t always confident in
Professionals Interviewed (1): Name: Francoise Prezil-Decimus Title: Practical nurse Company: Phone: (813) 312-8281 Email: The interview was conducted in person What is a typical work day like for you? The interview that I conducted I learned that a typical day of a practical nurse is providing basic nursing care to patients, while working under The supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. A typical day of a practical nurse begins their day by visiting the patient, but first they need to meet for a couple of minutes with the other practical nurse who is just finishing up his or her shift to get some information on what happened the previous night. Then she will be taking over responsibility for the shift, she will have to make sure of any special instructions or need have to be met. Also the next practical nurse needs to know what the previous practical nurse has already completed in the chart that she left.
Usually, the practice in our unit was to rotate the assignment, so that the same staff need not get stuck with such patient assignments. Whenever this charge nurse was on, her favorite nurses, who were the seniors would call her and make arrangements so that they will not get such patients. In return, this charge nurse would receive ‘treats’ from those nurses. There was a patient in our
After gaining her approval I asked her to introduce the idea of helping me do an interview. The University of Pennsylvania Medicine is a teaching hospital so I was confident that was not an unreasonable request. Social work involves a lot of HIPPA laws. At times there is a conflict of interest when things involve family of anyone of familiarity. The social worker agreed to do the interview once a got additional approval from my instructor.
Taylor finished, looking concerned. I didn 't feel like answering, so my mom, once again helped me and knew how to handle the situation by answering the questions by saying, "We will tell you later." When the doctor walks in, I am nervous I am going to have to get a shot. Which I found out was a very silly thing to consider. "Hello My name is doctor S," the woman stated, looking at my mom.