Joalexis Nursing Professional Development Plan Introduction While attending high school I always wanted to work in the healthcare field. I completed an emergency medical technician program at Valencia College. I started working at Florida Hospital Orlando (FHO) as a psychiatric technician in their behavioral health unit. While working at FHO I meet many nurses, I saw what they did, and desire grew on me to become a registered nurse. The path into becoming a registered nurse was a very confusing process for me because there are three entry levels of nursing, the bachelors science nursing (BSN) degree route, the associate degree (AD) route, and the diploma in nursing, which is basically a hospital based nursing school (Black, 2010, p. 60).
During My Observation, I had the opportunity to observe Terkisha, a Registered Nurse, who was a kind person who gave me lots of information. Not only about nursing but about the Hospital in general. Before heading to the observation, I had a clear knowledge of what a Nurse does in a hospital setting. During my High school years, I had the opportunity to observe many nurses in different departments. Nursing was never a choice I had thoroughly thought about to become my career in the future.
When I was eight years old, my mom became paralyzed from the waist down. She was moved from hospital to hospital for one year before getting discharged and coming home. After seeing my mom being dependent on medical care for the rest of her life, my interest in medicine began to grow. I used to watch when travel nurses and physical therapists would come to my house to provide her with medical care. I have experienced various procedures such as flushing a port
Interview Narrative Imagine being in hospital room with a patient in critical condition, only minutes to live and you hear the flat line. Madelynn Varnado is faced with this possibility each day. Today we got personal insight on the life of a doctor in training. Madelynn Varnado is a former French Settlement High School graduate, she took time out of her very busy schedule to come to our 7th hour English 1 class for a interview by out students. Madelynn had always wanted be a doctor since she was little.
She has demonstrated her knowledge of nursing by receiving her education and working with others in healthcare. I look forward to being like her one day and pursue my dreams, just like Angie did. Motivation is key throughout this whole process. I have always wanted to be a nurse since day one. Seeing my father battle sickness for almost fourteen years confirmed my decision.
I am currently completing my certified nurse program to proceed with a job as a patient care technician. I believe a job as a certified nurse assistant will give me a better insight while working beside nurses and observe what set of skills nurses use. My strengths that best suit my personality and this program are determination, effort, caring, critical thinker, discipline, and enthusiastic. These qualities would reflect on a nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. I believe that I belong in the nursing field, because ever since I was a child, I always wanted to make a positive influence in people's lives.
I plan on treating and helping everyone I can. I hope to be the person all the women, men, and children look forward to coming to see. I want to be the nurse practitioner that makes a difference in other people’s lives on a daily basis. Being a nurse practitioner you learn many different things, and that’s what I look forward to the most. There is nothing more than obtaining all the knowledge you can.
One of my most important lifetime goals is to become a CRNA. A CRNA is an advanced registered nurse who has a board certification in anesthesia. Becoming a CRNA is very hard work and requires a lot of dedication and experience. As long as I can remember, it has always been clear to me that I want a job in the medical field. As soon as I entered high school, I started taking all the “medical” and science classes, such as principles of health science, that were required in order to take a CNA program, which is a certified nursing assistant, during my senior year.
My communication skills are paramount in this environment, speaking with patients and staff members was a large part of the experience. This learning process helped me develop my tact and patience, and appreciate that the care of the patients is the first priority of the nurses. I have also carried out work placement in a hospital that offers palliative care. I relish this opportunity as I learnt that nurses see very challenging patients and need to be not only compassionate and thorough but also comfortable with ambiguity and careful advocates for their
For example, I took care of that lady when she was hospice and the family would always see me attending to there love one, and then when I was finished they would say thank you. However, what really got to me was that they said there family has high regards and respect for you cause you show a lot a dedication to making sure they feel normal as possible and not just a person who is forgotten. This is what a reward would feel like according to one of my interviews from Lucy Denz who I work with. She said when the family sees you as not a worker but a family friend is the most important thing in your work life as a CNA cause you were able to break a wall the family had up for fear and protection cause they don’t know you well enough at first. Then, as time goes on they see your compassion and dedication to the patience and that you never forget about them even if you’re super busy you always remember them and say your sorry and then start a lovely conversation and encouraging them to do there Activities of daily living.
Nurses have the ability to turn what can be a frightening experience in a hospital or doctor’s office into a mild or even enjoyable time. More than that, nurses are healers, problem solvers, and compassionate companions. For these reasons and many more, I strive to be a Professional Registered Nurse. When nurses explain why they chose this profession, many respond, “to help people” or “to make a difference.” Although these explanations are selfless and inspiring, my answer is somewhat different. I aim to be a nurse for the lifelong learning experiences that will allow me to grow and develop each day.