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.
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.
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.
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. The licensed practical nurse had a patient that was on IV pain
Transplant nephrologists remark about the kidney statistics and the kidney patient postoperative care in the outpatient setting. The Director of Quality is a nurse and is present for questions that may arise dealing with CMS or UNOS
The real-world business situation that I will be addressing by collecting and analyzing a set of data is that of a Hospital, specifically that of the hospital staff and the patient safety interaction. I have chosen this specific business as it is my hope to utilize this degree to become a director at a local hospital. In Hospital’s there are so many aspects that one needs to look at. These aspects can be broken down into individual pieces of data that can be analyzed and provide a clear outlook of change.
After observing these providers, I became increasingly intrigued by the profession. After a lot of research into this profession and shadowing multiple anesthetists, I knew I had found my calling. During my time at the Children’s Hospital, I learned that the Anesthesiologist Assistant is a skilled medical professional who works as part of the anesthesia care team in the operating room and receives direction from an Anesthesiologist. They have an extensive amount of training in the induction and maintenance of different anesthetics and also advanced monitoring techniques that allow them to keep the patient safe throughout the procedure. They are skilled providers who have training in inserting invasive catheters used for monitoring patient’s vitals, trained in advanced airway and life support techniques, and prepare an anesthetic plan with the licensed Anesthesiologist.
For my senior project I job shadowed a registered nurse on the Acute Rehab floor at Mercy General Hospital. My goals for senior project were to learn the basic skills a nurse needs to help a patient and to learn how to interact with different types of personalities. My mentor for my project was Michelle Whitten, she has been a nurse for two and a half years. Michelle has a B.S in nursing and a B.A in human development. She is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR, Basic Life Support BLS, Advanced cardiac life support ACLS, Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS, Cardiac Monitoring, MPR, and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse CRRN.