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.
It is one I know I will love and will be much more than just a job. It gives ordinary people the opportunity to be a proponent for every patient especially those who may fall through the cracks of the health care system. With that being said, I established important goals to remain on this path for success. By the end of my career I hope to be ultimately satisfied with my choices and following the realistic and clear career goals I have put out with myself, I hope to acquire the characteristics needed to become a successful perioperative nurse and become not only a healthcare provider, but an advocate for my patients and to have the education needed to give them the care and dedication each patient
Succeeding in this career means following all of the personal and professional characteristics and developing the ones that are a little weaker. I plan on doing this whole heartedly because I want to be in a situation where I can benefit and help people. After more research into being a Registered Nurse I feel that I am a great fit for the job and have a solid plan on how I am going to get there and achieve
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.
Within my nursing career I am determined to provide passionate, focused care by ensuring I am providing holistic nursing care. Personally, I find the human body and the way we deal with and process situations fascinating, therefore, I am very determined on continually learning and individualizing care to best suit my patients and their families. In conclusion, each of my values and beliefs have come from a place of struggle, motivation, strength, and
When it comes to professionalism, I idolize the PUC teachers. During the whole Registered Nursing (RN) program they have helped me develop leadership skills to deliver the best care for the patients. Throughout the program, I would like to refine my leadership skills at the BSN level to collaborate with the health care professionals to provide the finest care for the patients. Making wise decisions, delivering patients with appropriate information and good speaking manners also determines one’s professionalism. I’m looking forward to preserve strong knowledge base, leadership skills and improve the evidence based practice skills to deliver positive patient outcomes.
It has been a difficult road and at times even discouraging but I believe to be a determined person who has dreams and goals to become all that I can while making a difference. I also want to be able to offer my children a stable future and life; with the demand and need for nurses, I believe I can accomplish that. Desiring to be a nurse has been a great aspiration of mine, as I get closer, I am very proud of what I have accomplished thus far and look forward to what’s in store, working for my MSN is only the beginning as this has become a passion for me. Being a nurse means more than just someone who cares for the sick but someone who holds the passion to do it. Working in the medical field has proven to be more of a reward than a task.
I chose these goals because I believe that they are relevant to my current professional role as a registered nurse (RN) staff and to my future career as a nurse leader. My first goal will assist me in understanding the different quality improvement goals and outcomes in the institution; hence, motivating me as a nurse to advance my current practice and deliver better patient care. Moreover, this will increase my knowledge on prevalent evidence-based practices that I can utilize someday to conduct my own quality improvement research. My long-term career goal is to advance my profession and become a family nurse practitioner. Since I want to manage my own clinic in the future, my second goal is directed to learning about the responsible handling
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.
Northouse (2016), defines servant leadership as a leader who make the needs of their followers a priority while taking an interest in their advancement. The word leadership is not so scary when I view it as being of service to others. This definition of a servant leader will influence me every day in my future role as an educator to my students and diabetic patients. Another excellent point made by Northhouse (2016), is servant leaders make sure that their followers goals are achieved and give them the encouragement needed to met those goals. For instance, the students that I teach will need overwhelming support during nursing school to succeed in becoming a nurse.