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.
Introduction In the nursing field it is essential to provide excellent patient care to promote the wellbeing of all patients. One of the most essential times for nurses to collaborate and work as a team is during report between shifts. It is of upmost importance that each nurse gives a thorough report to the next shift so that they are aware of all issues each patient is having and they can work as a team collaborating proper care to promote patient wellbeing.
According to my preceptor last semester I demonstrates a sound understanding of self-care, self-reflection and work life balance. I also have an “understanding of the components of the nurse patient relationship, by maintaining an open and professional relationship with the patients.” I am also “demonstrated self-direction and initiative” (B. Mahy, personal communication, DATE). Rena Hania, my current preceptor indicates that my strengths include “Maturity, professionalism and desire for autonomy. Asks appropriate questions, and have a gift for connecting with my patients” (R. Hania, personal communication,
Finally, the paper will examine new values, ideas and interventions to improve patient care. In looking at the process of retrieval, appraisal, synthesis of evidence in collaboration and working with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes, I found the class gave me more insight into how other departments, team members and agencies work. Knowing how things work, who is involved and what are to expect makes
Choice of Nursing I chose nursing as a career because I knew it was my calling. I have the desire to help and care for people who are in need and this was what drew me into this profession. Being a nurse gives me that rewarding feeling, knowing that I’ve made a positive difference in my patient’s life. I love interacting with people and nursing gives me that chance to do it every day. With nursing, I have so many options and specialties to choose from.
Caring, encouraging, motivating, developing and supporting their employees are all qualities necessary in a good leader. I am proud to say that these are all qualities I possess and practice in my everyday nursing. Helping them make a delivery table, running in to help if their delivery isn’t going well, and calling a physician for them if they can’t leave their patient’s bedside; these are all examples highlighting those characteristics . My challenge is to now use what I already do in my daily practice and apply it to leading others.
Through effective engagement with the patient it can instil a sense of connection and in turn the patient will actively participate throughout the interview. Effectively engaging is ultimately the foundation for motivational interviewing. In order for patients to feel connected and comfortable, nurses must be open minded, compassionate as well as providing reassurance in order to create relaxed environment for patients to voice both positive and negative feelings in relation to behavioural change (Resnicow, K & Blackburn. D
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
My Future as a Nurse Practitioner 1 Take a moment to imagine yourself in a hospital or a clinic. Have you ever wondered who is taking care of almost all of the patients in a medical facility, all at the same time? That person is a nurse practitioner, or an NP. Besides administering medication, treatments, diagnosing patients, and performing small outpatient surgeries, it is an NP’s job to treat all of their patients with love and care. Doing this makes their patients feel like family, so they will trust their NP to properly care for them.
Wendy, I agree with you that not only DIKW hierarchy is good for evidence-based practice but most importantly is communicating to our patients. As a nurse, we are not only providing safe care for our patients but educate them through our knowledge and wisdom that we learned from the information through the classes. We communicate with them to prevent further complication or simply help them to maintain good health. DIKW hierarchy definitely is not only for nursing practice but good for our daily lives. Every day we are learning something new either from our practices or simply watching the news.
My research strengthened my belief in the need for HIPAA to be in place. My interview was very crucial. It opened up my eyes to what it is truly like to work in the healthcare field. The research I conducted will be used to guide me to the right choice for my future education.
I am currently working as an LPN rooming patients in an OB/GYN clinic. My job includes taking vitals, updating medical records as necessary, preparing exam rooms for the providers, administering injections and medications per order, and recording signs and symptoms for the providers. I work along side the providers and midwives assisting with procedures. I place OB patients on the non-stress testing machines and educate patients on topics such as breastfeeding, maintaining a healthy pregnancy, etc. Working here, I 've been able to witness many situations that drive me to want to succeed as a doctor, such as being able to assist patients who are in active labor or empowering patients to take better care of their health.
There, I mostly did admin work and organised data of different patients. From this work experience I gained an understanding of the workings of the surgery, and how the patient database is kept securely due to confidential reasons. On my last day I got an opportunity to observe and speak to the doctors that gave me a good understanding of the roles and duties of a GP. I have also volunteered at British heart foundation charity shop that allowed me to be proactive in my local area and help towards a good cause. This has enhanced my self-confidence and interpersonal skills by talking to wide variety of people from different background and age
In our facility administration provide continuous training to leadership and staff in order to increase patient satisfaction, our motto is ”Communicate clearly and often", every interaction with patients is an opportunity to educate them. We start teaching and educating people from the day they come in, making sure they are prepared to take care of themselves at home. Another tool that we use to ensure effective communication is providing interpreters for patients who do not speak or understand English, this is crucial for information about medication and discharge instructions. Patient whiteboards were upgraded and are use to the fullest, they serve as a communication tool between hospital providers and as a mechanism to engage patients in their care, whiteboard use could improve teamwork communication as well as patient care and awareness of their care team, admission plans and duration of admission, and significantly improve patient overall satisfaction.