Nevertheless, my mom thought that being a teacher was a better career choice for me. As a result, I worked as a high school teacher till my husband and I came to the U.S. to pursue our post-graduate education. I started my retail business in Madison, Wisconsin after I got my master’s degree in Organization Development. My life appeared to have nothing to do with my childhood medical dream. However, things changed when both of my sons were diagnosed with Autism.
My goal is to exhibit the use of my critical thinking skills throughout assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care (ADPIE). Much of the nursing school courses specially medical- Surgery centered around evidenced based which now I can see how to relate them into capstone course and eventually helping me to pass NCLEX. Culture Growth & Development Discuss the relevance of personal developmental stage and culture to career planning: As an US immigrant and near future patient advocate, I think on... ... middle of paper ... ... should be involved with the patient care along other health care members, to increase my learning beside benefiting the patients. If a nurse comes to work to exclusively do the job, the environment not favorable, and non-productive, and there will be no development and growth. For this reason, my plan is to constantly be involved in care of assigned patients, with the health care team.
I am a licensed practice nurse who is compassionate, competent, and displays empathy for all my patients. My personal and professional experiences help me contribute to clients’ recovery and wellness which gives me a sense of pride that strengthens my commitment to this profession. I enjoy making people feel better and that is what drove me to this profession and is currently driving me to further my career in the nursing field. I am currently pursuing a degree as a registered nurse at Gwinnett Technical College. I believe this degree will help me to furthering my career, which will allow me to expand my passion to care for the sick and ill.
Naomi’s passion is nursing, and the fact that she had her goals set to becoming a nurse and work at Johns Hopkins Hospital is very similar to me having my heart set on working at Mayo Clinic when I obtain my degree. Naomi’s time was spent mostly between work and her family, and that is important to me because I put my family at the center of my world, just as she does. Naomi’s passion to be a nurse is highly reflective of my passion to become a nurse as well. She is willing to go the extra mile in order to become a better nurse for her patients, and that shows that she is truly passionate about what she is doing. Naomi’s strength when working with patients who are struggling, is what I hope to be.
As stated by Hood (2010) “A professional nurse should expect to commit to a life of continuous learning, growth, and development” (p.30). I take the responsibility of being a lifelong learner and commitment to excellence as a nurse very seriously. I am grateful to be able to say with each class in this program, my skills and knowledge base grow deeper. Case Study Method of Learning The case study method is a great way to identify problems in a clinical situation. This method of reflecting on my own personal experiences in a specific set of circumstances promoted thought-provoking questions and ideas.
Listening carefully and paying close attention to the patient’s signs and symptoms is an important requirement of a nurse. In addition, accurately recording this information is just as important. My experience as a cna will assist me in pursuing a nursing career. The quality of time management will be a contributing factor for a successful nursing education and career. Being able to display compassion and empathy are very important qualities to display while pursuing a nursing profession.
Their skill, knowledge, and love of their occupation help them to exceed in everything they do. Moving towards a required doctorate degree will open up many doors for nurse practitioners, as they will be seen as a more professional occupation. The role of every health care member is essential for a patient, and nurse practitioners are able to play a huge role in each case by providing assistance in diagnosing and treating patients, as well as researching different ways to help them. Having a nurse practitioner to help educate the patient’s family is so important because it allows the family to feel more involved with their loved one’s care. The way nurses and nurse practitioner’s follow the code of ethics and standards of practice give them the characteristics of honesty and loyalty, and without both of them, key parts of the patient’s care would be
Mary Denton story has taught me so much such as the difference one person can make in someone’s live. I use a patient-centered approach to care, which encompasses the total needs of the patient; I also encourage the family to become closely involved in patient’s health care. As all these factors plays an integral role in the patient’s recovery. Florence Nightingale understood very well the psychological connection to healing and actually believed that nurses should always speak up when things were unacceptable or inadequate. Florence Nightingale has paved the way for nurses more than we will ever known.
It is also important for nurses to respect and encourage a patient advocacy and continue to ensure the choices of their patients are honored and respected despite of their opinions or beliefs on about them. Another aspect or concept of nursing that is extremely important is communication. In nursing, communication is a critical part of ensuring patients are cared for appropriately. The way one communicates can have a large impact on how one is viewed professionally, and on patient care. Communication is also vital aspect of nursing and it can influence the type of care given and the care that is received.
As a graduate student it is essential be able to integrate advanced knowledge and theories from nursing into healthcare practice. Advanced practice nursing students must also combine leadership and developing standards and principles of quality expansion into their healthcare setting (Christensen, 2011). As an advanced practice student I have found that nursing theories provide the framework on which to base healthcare practices. For example, Benner’s Novice to Expert model attempted to define the basis and growth of nursing knowledge. Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011).