Imagine a room that gives life and death. Crying, squirming babies sleep in glowing incubators that have an a plethora of machines attached to it that beep and buzz day and night. A mother reaching into one of these incubators to touch her tiny baby that only weighs two pounds. While in a quiet corner nurses and doctors hovering over a baby in another incubator watching it take quick, tiny breaths. Just another day at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for neonatal nurses.
Good evening. I would like to start by sharing a quote from an unknown author: Being a nurse isn’t about grades, it’s about being who we are. No book can teach you how to cry with a patient. No class can teach you how to tell their family that their parent has died or is dying. No professor can teach you how to find dignity in giving someone a bed bath.
In the second paragraph of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the coldness and hostility of the room that produces humans, the backbone of society, is displayed. In particular, Huxley describes the light that fills the room as “frozen, dead, a ghost”(Huxley). Huxley conveys a sense of sadness and lifelessness by writing this. This quote displays irony as well, as one would expect the birthplace of children as happy, lively, and warm, whereas the room is dead and frozen, Huxley again uses the motif of death when he notes, “The overalls of the workers were white, their hands gloved with a pale corpse-coloured rubber” (Huxley). The author intentionally puts the image of death in the readers’ minds multiple times throughout this passage.
Objection 1: In the instance of a school shooting, how does a nurse display empathy for someone who did something so horrible? If the shooter is being admitted to the hospital of the nurse’s employment, the shooting was likely in close proximity. If one of the victims was known by the nursing staff, they may be reluctant to provide care.
Cultural competence is vital in the nursing profession, one any given day the nurse is working with patients from multiple different cultures. It is crucial that the nurse give the patient cultural competent cares, which allow the patient to receive the best quality care that he or she needs. Cultural competence is defined as the “awareness and understanding of unique characteristics of a group’s social and cultural attributes, health beliefs, and values, but also encompasses interventions that reflect this awareness” (Cope, 2015, p. 305). It is vital to incorporate the beliefs and specific care of the patient’s culture into the patient’s care plan in order for the person to have the best quality care.
I will never forget the day when I was a little girl seeing my mom unconscious from low-blood sugar with nurses and ambulances swarming around her. I didn't realize how important their jobs were until I saw them tending to my mom and slowly bringing her back to consciousness. I am very grateful for nurses because without them, my mom would not be here today. They have inspired me to make a difference for others just like they did for my mom. This memory has affected the critical decisions that will alter the path of my life in the future.
A career as a traveling RN Nurse has so many benefits. Traveling RN Nurses get sign-on bonuses, dental insurance, medical, flexible schedules along with so many more benefits. You can live in different states for different periods of time. It 's a good way of traveling the world and getting paid to do it.
The nursing profession, like all professions, has its ups and downs. The one of the great aspects of being a nurse is that you will make a difference in a person’s life. Regardless it being in an outpatient setting or home setting or even a school setting; a nurse touches people’s lives just by being there for them and providing the support they need in that moment. However, the not so great aspects of being a nurse is nursing burnout. I believe this is the greatest challenge in the nursing.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” I hope by attending college, I make a good living, and succeed in my future career. Texas Tech University, home of the Red Raiders, it’s ranked as one of the best colleges among national universities and will prepare me to learn more about the medical field. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas where the population is more than 249,042. The address is 2500 Broadway.
In 2012, with 2.8 million, RNs ranked 5th for the occupation with the highest level of employment. 53% of the RNs today are over 50. There were 2,596,600 RNs in 2016, 7% nursing care facilities, 63% hospitals, 5% outpatient care, 5% offices of physicians, 5% other health care services, 3% all other, 4% home health care, 2% schools. Becoming a nurse is a very rewarding career, because there a possibility to make a difference in someone’s live, it is an evolving field, and with these changes there could be some salary increases.