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.
After nearly losing my eye, nearly having my veins and arteries give out, and watching my father become unresponsive, I knew that I wanted to go into the medical field. This became a part of my very being, I strove and strive to learn as much about first aid and treatments as I am able. As it came time for me to think on a career path I was forced to think about the logistics of college pricing and efficiency; I decided on going through an EMT course, attempting to get a job to pay for the rest of my schooling as a nurse or search and rescue
My Sense of Purpose at Work Dela Gana, Karol Raneses June 24, 2015 Summary— my nursing career allows me to obtain essential qualities to what I believe is needed to be a successful nurse. I established important goals to remain on this path for success. It made me the person I am today. It is hard to just pick one memorable moment because it is the big and small daily happenings that make nursing such a rewarding profession. It is priceless profession.
The medical field has always been interesting to me since I was a child and the thought of saving a life astonishes me. My passion for medicine has developed as I grew older, especially when my Grandmother was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. In 2015, my grandmother was diagnosed with this type of cancer, and we later found out that it spread to her liver and her spine. Her liver was covered with Mets and therefore was classified as stage 4. Her cancer was very aggressive and was extremely hard to control. The doctors tried many types of chemotherapy that physically affected her, but the effect was never positive. I researched her condition and types of treatments for months until I realized there was no solution that her oncologists
My interest in critical care began when I was 10 years old when my father was admitted to the intensive care unit at Highland Hospital after undergoing a triple coronary bypass surgery. At that time I did not know the extent of my father’s condition. My family and I did not know what was going on. At times, my family and I were afraid because we did not know if my father would survive. My father was vulnerable, but my family was vulnerable as well. However, there was always someone who would comfort and reassure my family. This someone was my father’s nurse. The way nurses took care of my father and my family left an imprint on me as a child. They would be in the room meticulously checking every monitor, lines, tubes, and drains. Not only
Healthcare was an unplanned career for me. I am not one of those people who knew that I was going into healthcare from an early age. I spent twelve years in and out of the foster care system and worked as a warehouse laborer. Did I even have the opportunity to consider my passion at all? I was asked, “Where are you going from here? What are your future goals?” I automatically replied, “I don’t know. I’m comfortable.” Which was immediately silenced by the response, “You don’t seem like the comfortable type.” This was the conversation that caused me to wake up and initiated my pursuit of progress.
My interest in the nursing profession was not made conscious until I realized that inherently, I am a caregiver. Taking care of someone feels as if it is second nature to me. Being so, I found a passion for assisting others in a professional environment. I became interested in nursing because as a nurse, I will be able to holistically care for patients and their families at their most vulnerable moments and ensure the highest quality of care because I will be the one delivering it.
This is a personal statement for my application to the Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration in the Ball State School of Nursing. My personal statement provides details on my personal background and the unique impact that Family Nurse Practitioners have had on my life. I describe my undergraduate studies and how I firsthand gained interest as well as insight on the skills of a Family Nurse Practitioner. I go into detail about my aspiration to be a Family Nurse Practitioner to directly affect the patient care of a variety of patient populations. The personal statement connects qualities of my current practice as a Registered Nurse to the proficiencies of a Family Nurse Practitioner.
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. It was extremely hard to accept the fact that, the career I had always dreamt of wasn’t something I was passionate about. I knew if I didn’t have that passion,
I have a heart for service and a strong desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Becoming a nurse I will be able to fulfill my passion of making a positive impact on individual lives on a daily basis. I will be able to fulfill my nurturing and caring desires of helping others. I’m very passionate and fascinated with the medical field in all aspects. I strive for excellence, integrity and love interacting with all diversity of people.
Lani: I was helping for someone’s project for COMM 245; I was in the video lab, in the studio. I was on campus and decided to contact everyone I knew who comes to the school. I remember I sent out a snap saying guys I think there is a shooting, be careful and then I started sending out individual texts to people making sure they were okay, like hey are you good? Stay out of an area. I didn’t know how many people were getting shot. I just knew it’s not good and that we have to be careful. At first, the campus was like we are unsure, just be careful, and then it took some time till I finally got an email that said stay on campus and were held there for about two hours, I just kept recording.
Pursuing a career as a Registered Nurse is a part of me that I am extremely passionate about. It is not only a career path for me, however it’s a part of who I am. When I am asked,Why do I want to be a nurse? My answers are always, this is a challenging , emotional and educational career in which each area grows beyond expectation throughout one's career and I want to be part of all of that and more. I feel that my passion and perseverance can make this vision of becoming a registered nurse a reality.
It was a cold November morning in the valley of Cowan, when I fired my first shot. It was a smooth and clean feeling after I pulled the trigger. I than saw the deer hunker as the slug hit its side, and it began to run away from us. Dad, knowing I had made a good shot, still decided to jump out of the blind window to end the animals suffering. Unfortunately, when his foot caught, it was all over from then. Once, I was inside the blind and the next I was in the cold crisp air. I then saw Dad on the ground cursing himself for jumping through the window.
As a medical assistant, I could be asked to instruct a patient to give a mainstream specimen. As my job, I would make sure I had a sterile container with lid and label ready, antiseptic wipes and the patient record ready. I would call the patient back into the office, asking the patient her name and DOB. After verifying that, I would record the information on the label on the container. Then I would explain to the patient what she needs to do to get a clean accurate sample. I would simply tell the patient to make sure she washes her hands before starting this. I would tell the patient to carefully remove the lid from the container and to make sure not to touch inside the container. Then I would tell the patient to place the lid on a paper towel,