Ever since I was a little girl my dream was to grow up and be a doctor, and i still have that dream. My choice of major is Biology: Anatomy and Physiology to later go on to medical school and become an ER physician. I feel like I have always been push to be a doctor and that is why I just ended up really getting into it more and more as I grew older. I actually grew up with a variety of people in the medical field including my mother, which is when I truly realized that science and the human body fascinated me. I was ten when my mom decided to become a Medical Assistant (MA), and she would always take me to her classes with her and i remember I was just always so mesmerised by the idea of the human body.
After many weeks of researching in-depth information pertaining to a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP), researchers will discover that there are various career paths one can seek with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which is needed to start one’s difficult journey towards becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) can work with toddlers, adolescents, and young adults in an acute or primary care setting. A Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree will pave a clear path, that will help guide a Registered Nurse (RN) in the direction needed to acquire a master’s degree with a concentration in Pediatrics. As the birth rate increases, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNPs) should feel assured that they will withhold a job. That is why pediatric clinics and pediatric hospitals are built, so that parents can be ascertained that their kids are receiving the best aids available.
I want to be the nurse that changes someone’s day or changes the rest of their lives. However, I didn’t always want to be a nurse, I wanted to be a doctor. This changed because to this day I have a personal relationship with favorite nurse, but I only see my doctor during my yearly checkups. Therefore, I decided I want that personal relationship with my patients. I don’t only want to change their lives with medicine but change their lives with empathy and compassion.
I attended medical forums held by medical schools, I had conversations with medical professionals, and I did my research. Coming closer to graduation I came to the realization that I did not want to spend multiple years in school before I can begin my career. I simply did not have the patience. I shared this thought with a Physicians Assistant at my doctor’s office, who recommended I pursue that path in life. I also spoke to my school nurse, a LPN, who recommended that I take the nursing route but to still pursue my M.D.
My intent is to work there for a year or two, gain skills and confidence. Then I plan to continue my education to acquire my bachelor’s degree and then my master’s degree, I would also like to learn more about hospice and palliative care nursing. Eventually, I would like to develop and sharpen my skills towards hospice and palliative care. Why, you may ask? I had a touching experience with home hospice care, my father passed away in 1992 after a short fight with metastatic colon cancer, the hospice nurses were wonderful and loving, the way they not only cared for him but everyone in the family.
The first year of medical school the student learns science subjects and clinical skills(Hill). Science classes are very important in the healthcare field. Clinical skills help prepare the student for residency. Mrs. Turvey said she “finished medical in 1977(Turvey).” She worked as a nurse for 41 years, 18 of those years she was an OB/GYN. Mrs. Turvey said that she “has her MSN or her Masters in Nursing(Turvey).” A MSN is almost as high as a doctor you can go.
My goal is to use the college credit I will receive by passing the AP Calculus Exam and use it towards my undergraduate degree, which I hope to use to apply to medical school and become a doctor. Due to the nature of my goals, I know I must become accustomed to studying and taking extra measures to succeed academically. I will take advantage of all my resources, including my books, the internet, and my mentors. This will help me reach my goal of going to medical school. In ten years, I hope to graduate medical school and be pursuing my residency, putting my knowledge to practice in a local hospital.
My Field as Occupational Therapy I described Occupational Therapy as the field to help all kinds of people with disabilities or who need help to have more prosperous standard of living. This career has a complex concept but the main goal of the Occupational Therapists is understand the different need of the client and improve their daily activities. I always been interested in the medical field especially in the pediatric setting. When I came to this country, I spent almost two years finding what I wanted to study. While I was doing research, I am taking class to improve my English and gain time to be sure my future career.
Ever since I was about 8 or 9 years old I always knew I wanted to be something in the healthcare field. I knew that I was interested and fascinated by the human body and wanted to learn more. I was always exposed to the healthcare field because my grandmother was CNA and my great grandmother was a registered nurse. So growing up around them I learned a lot of medical things. When I finally got to middle school and it was my 8th-grade year and we were planning for 9th-grade year, that was where I finally decided that I was going to enter the health science academy at the high school I would be attending.
Evolution from Novice to a Beginning Professional Nurse Looking back when I started my nursing school, I can proudly say that I have evolved both physically and psychologically. I was not sure if nursing was the right choice for me at first because I had difficulties interacting with people outside my family circle. The first semester was challenging for me because I did not know how to interact with my class mates and felt isolated each time there is a class activity. I joined a study group later that semester and it has been an excitement ever since. Today, I am glad I choose nursing because I have overcome my social fears, learn to be a team player, learn how to prioritize and most importantly learned to manage stress.
I plan on obtaining my masters in nursing and becoming a neonatal nurse. Without taking science courses at River Valley, becoming a nurse would have never crossed my mind. As a sophomore I took biology where I learned about topics such as genetics and how different genes can affect an offspring. In chemistry I became fascinated with the idea of mixing different elements and chemicals to make something brand new and in anatomy I was taught about the skeletal, muscle and nervous systems which we were able to better see through
I do not want to be so wrapped up around myself that I miss the beauty of the people around me. I do not like to see other people hurt and will give everything I have to make the quality of life better for them. As an aspiring nurse, my short-term goal is to work endlessly towards obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Once I receive my bachelor’s I want to work as a pediatric nurse or in labor and delivery. However, after a few years of working and getting experience I want to go back to school and get my masters in nursing.