Taking precise care of a multitude of people is time consuming and it is vital that a person can manage their time sufficiently to be able to administer patients. While I was assisting other CNA’s during my job, I became more versed in prioritizing assignments and learning techniques on multi-tasking while also providing genuine care. Although these skills will aid in the nursing community, there will still be obstacles and complications that I will
Both scenarios can make a difference in someone’s life for the better. As nursing you are able to build a connection with your patients, since you are always checking up on them. I have built so many connections with my patients as a CNA, and wish to keep doing the same as a nurse. Nursing as my career will allow me to help people in many different capacities. I had a patient who was paralyzed from the waist down, and although he could not speak due to being brain damaged, I knew my presence was making a difference.
General Qualifications for becoming a nurse, according to Regina Ranburn, include: “Compassion, caring for others, selflessness, love for humanity, and desire to help others” (1). These qualities are vital to a career in nursing because most fields require direct patient care. Dealing with patients one-on-one every day requires compassion and caring for those who need healing. Selflessness meaning putting someone else’s needs above your own and that is exactly what nursing is all about. People put their trust in you to help them in a way they do not know how to do.
For instance, while volunteering in nursing homes, I was required to fill out paperwork and compile records for the residents as well as interacting with the elderly as their otherwise younger children or relatives. These roles helped me developed to become a methodical person, a personality that I believe will play a significant role in my future nursing
While PAs often work independently, consulting their supervising physician only when needed, it is important that they are able to work well under another health care professional. I enjoy this aspect of my current position as restorative nursing assistant, as it allows me to alleviate the burden on our physical and occupational therapists and allow them to do their jobs more effectively. I am also excited by the opportunities available to PAs that are not readily accessible to medical doctors. I was able to talk with a retired PA who now teaches in a PA program and spoke of his time working in the emergency department, from which he transitioned into family care. This change would be difficult for an MD but is common for PAs.
A nurse is a person that is in charge of taking care of patients, as a nurse you should take care of their patients with love, commitment, and the passion to do it. A nurse should treat their patients like they are one of their family members for the patient can feel comfortable. Being a nurse is not an easy job they have to perform a lot of duties. Every patient may be diagnosed with different type of diseases and the nurses have to perform a lot of different routines to care of each patient without mixing the medicines up (Peterson1). Being a nurse is far more than a job or a career, it's very adventurous and a continuous learning progress.
I believe that nursing should be a holistic approach, dealing with a patient’s body, mind, and soul. It is definitely a physically demanding job, but equally as important is the demand for emotional commitment. My past academic performance, as well as my personal qualities, provides the foundation for my career. A core characteristic of a successful nurse is teamwork and the ability to act as the liaison between the patients and the other members of the patients’ care teams. Besides working well in a team, it is also important to seek out help when necessary.
The first similarity would be assessment because the home health nurse assessed each patient from health to toe and as a nursing student I know we use it all the time in acute care. Assessment is important in realizing how well a patient is improving and if there are any changes that need to be evaluated. Being the patients advocate is another area of similarity. Patient advocacy is important in both setting because most of the time the patients do not understand why or what is being used. It is our jobs as health care workers to be there for our patients and stand up for them when needed.
Victoria Bergman Reflection Paper Fundamentals of Teamwork Jefferson College of Health Science I learned a lot of things that I was not aware of about teams and teamwork. I learned how to be an effective and efficient team member but also how to be a leader in times when needed. We learned about team roles which I really think helped me realize what kind of people you need for a team to be successful and things that I need to work on to be a good team member. I also learned to trust my team members. I have had some bad group work experiences but this course showed me how to handle tricky situations and I also had an awesome group which really made me think that group work is not always as bad as it may seem.
I find the concept of Audience Analysis memo is beneficial to my job. Everyday, I deal with culturally diverse patients and knowing how to analyze and approach my specific target audience affects the efficiency of conveying my message such as, educating family members and giving instructions before procedures and after discharge. Moreover, I realized that most of my documents that I present to my patients are informative and persuasive at the same time like when I am presenting them consents and waiver forms to perform a procedure. Of all the the knowledge and skills that I have acquired in Nursing school, technical writing is one of the most important and useful. My ability to communicate greatly influence my personal life and professional life as well.