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 is an invasive procedure and the nurse should make certain that an informed consent that has been signed by the patient is in the chart. During this procedure, a flexible tube is inserted into a blood vessel located in the arm or groin and a dye is then injected that is visible on x-ray (AHA, 2015). If at this point a blockage of any kind is visible, the doctor has the option to place a stent or perform an angioplasty to remove the obstruction. In preparation for the procedure, the patient will not have anything to eat or drink after midnight. The doctor may request that certain medications not be taken the day of the procedure which could include insulin for diabetic patients.
As a registered nurse, I had admitted countless of patient in the hospital I work at. As part of our facility 's admission questioner, we nurses are required to ask our patient or their loved ones (or caregiver) if patient has any Advance Health Care Directive (AHCD) or Provider Orders For Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). Furthermore, our facility has two different forms, AHCD (authored by our facility) and POLST (authored by Kokua Mau). In reviewing these two forms, it appears that the AHCD is more comprehensive that the POLST. The AHCD covers what is asked on the POLST with additional questioner on pain relief, patient able to appoint an alternate to the designated agent, able to appoint an alternate to the alternate designated agent, patient is able to limit the agents authority by allowing the patient specify the limitations, and allows the patient to donate his/her organs or body upon the patient 's death.
As wells as providing any information on the adverse side effects and how to manage the symptoms. The nurse should also educate the family of the pathophysiology and symptoms of COPD after discharge as they will have an important role in care. It is also good to educate the patient on infection control such as washing hands frequently and to stay away from large crowds as acute exacerbations are can be caused by viruses and bacteria with bacteria causing up to 50% of attacks (Russell, Ford, & Barnes,
During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections. Self-reflection on Professional Practice All nurses registered in the general and extended classes are required to complete their self-Assessment every year. Self-Assessment is a self-directed, two-part process that results in a learning plan (CNO self assessment 2018). Through the process of self-assessment, you identify your areas of strength and learning needs (CNO
• Performing nursing practice in accordance to CNO and hospital policies and procedures • Develop and implement patient care plans while ensuring quality and regulatory practices • Skilled in juggling competing priorities, multitasking, problem-solving and setting priorities • Excellent communication skills (both orally and in writing) • Working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team • Ability to educate and counsel patients and their families • Well-polished organization, analytical, critical thinking, quick response and decision making skills • Proficient in computerized information systems such as Meditech and Microsoft Office products
Appropriate discharge needs to be carefully assessed to prevent hospital readmissions. As nurses, we have the responsibility of educating our patients to take care of themselves and manage their conditions at home. Prior to leaving the hospital, nurses ensures that medications, discharge summary and patient instructions have been discussed thoroughly. In general, discharge information should be emphasized on ensuring understanding. Assess patient 's knowledge and provide patient teaching according to their level of understanding.
During a clinical shift, I would be responsible for providing care to patients with malignant hematological diseases, completing pertinent assessments and teaching skills, such as how to care for the mouth when experiencing mucositis and how to avoid infections. Self-reflection on Professional
I informed them of the medications they were getting and informed them of the times of any procedures or tests that needed doing. I gave my patients privacy during personal care, and encouraged them to do as much as possible themselves. Often, I found patients had lost faith in their own ability to care for themselves. One palliative patient I had required an indwelling catheter insertion. Even though the patient was confused and only alert at times, I treated her with respect.
This is the reason it is very important for all nurses to make sure that they are practicing safely and follow not only their facility policies, but the scope of practice set out by the state. I had the opportunity to do clinical rotations in our local hospital. I had many opportunities to work with nurses that had lots of experience. On one occasion, I was assigned to work with an experienced licensed practical nurse that was working on the medical-surgical floor. The licensed practical nurse had several patients, that had IV medications that were running such as maintenance fluids and antibiotics.