Being there for others in critical times, or just lending a helping hand in my everyday day life to others, is who I am as a person. Being a nurse will simply amplify my personality, and hopefully make a difference to those who I care for. I want to be the nurse who is there for patients and their families when they need compassion and care the most. I want to be the nurse that people ask for. I want to be the nurse who always listens to patients, when they think their voices aren’t heard.
I have never seen a doctor who is so compassionate towards his patients, and who conditionally cares about them. And for that reason, he has really inspired me. I have always enjoyed going to the clinic for my annual exams, because I knew I would see my friend. In and out of the clinic, he would come and support me, whether it is in my studies, my sporting events, or fulfilling my dreams. I have never really had a connection with anyone else outside my family like that, and I have never seen a man care so much about people.
I was fortunate to establish excellent support networks that supported me through the early years. Many people do not have the same outcomes. Even though we have come very far from the days of my grandfather committing suicide in isolation, never knowing he was ill, much work still needs to be done to assist individuals who cannot find appropriate care. Understanding my illnesses and learning how to lead a productive life has taken much effort. However, though my recovery I have been bestowed gifts that make life beautiful, and I feel blessed every day.
It does really take a special person or people to be able to do and perform their jobs with compassion and excellence and diligence. Seeing the staff interacting with residents, taking care of the residents as if they are their own loved ones, and treating
The part that interests me most is helping others and making them better. I believe I will be successful at it because I have very good bedside manner. I have helped my close family and friends when they were sick, injured, or cut. My family has introduced me to many different aspects of the medical field, have worked closely with a few nurses, and taken a couple courses based on nursing to further my experience.
He was always a comfort. My parents were constantly afraid I would never be able to do normal day-to-day things on my own. Seeing their fear when I was little has made me realize that if I worked in an environment like the hospital, I could encourage people like my parents and provide them assurance. For me, choosing to go into nursing was instinct.
I got to see several ways that nurses provide care for their patients. I observed ICU nurses care for their ill, elderly patients. I witnessed physical therapy nurses assist their patients to ambulate immediately post-surgery. I noticed how fast ER nurses work to triage their patients. I learned a lot from those nurses but could not decide which unit was meant for me.
In relation to caring for this patient I displayed strengths in implementing appropriate nursing actions, adapting to change and communicating effectively with the patient to provide patient centered care; however, I discovered weakness such as, a lack of confidence and patient teachings. I believe that the nursing actions I created for my patient this week were well thought out and my ability to adapt to my patient’s changes and mood to implement my actions greatly improved my patient’s overall health. Comparatively, this patient was my first patient I administered medications to and it was evident that I was nervous when explaining the medication’s purpose and actions. However, since then, with practice and my cheat sheet I feel more confident
Recently, I started volunteering at a local geriatric facility which is part of Peconic Bay Medical Center. I used to do this while in high school, and I forgot how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. The geriatric patients are so grateful to have you there whether it’s listening to a story about their grandchildren, playing cards to entertain them, or telling them a funny joke. I have not seen more appreciation from any patients that I have encountered than from them. When I help those that cannot help themselves, I am buoyed by a sense of purpose unmatched in my other life pursuits.
Waitressing has shaped me into the confident, open and friendly person I am today. I have learned to communicate well with young people, adults and colleagues to fulfil both the customers desire as well as meeting business needs. This vacation and weekend work has improved my team-working skills and made me more of an intuitive member of staff. Whilst the work place differs, many of the skills are transferable to Nursing. My work experience in Primary schools and Nurseries has helped me to enhance and build upon my key skills and learn more about the behavioural difference needed when communicating with adults versus children.
Isaiah Clements Period.3 Mrs.Vargas Registered Nurse When I was five years old I cut my finger while helping my mother make guacamole. My mother rushed me to the hospital because this wasn’t an ordinary cut, we got to the hospital I was frantically fussing until nurse Judy puts me at ease with a sucker. Ever since that day I have wanted to become a nurse. Throughout this research process and job shadow I hope to determine if I will be pursuing this career field after high school.