She treated this man with more respect, and fairness than any other nurse at the dialysis unit. This made me happy to see, making me want to be a nurse. I want to treat all my patients fair, and make their stay the most pleasant to my abilities. Growing up, my grandpa Joe showed more justice than I thought was possible for just a simple old man. Before he passed away, he never treated anyone differently.
Every child gets asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I was no exception. I always knew I had a passion for helping people and remember role-playing with my siblings that I was their nurse curing them of a sickness or pain. As a child, I could imagine myself wearing scrubs and having my stethoscope around my neck. The healthcare profession has always fascinated me. I have chosen a nursing career for many reasons, which include: the personal joy I receive in helping others, making a difference in the lives of my patients, and the experience and knowledge I would gain on a daily bases.
People put their trust in you to help them in a way they do not know how to do. Love for humanity and a desire to help others comes from having compassion and selflessness. All of the characteristics listed above go hand-in-hand to have a successful career. Theresa Derringer, also a nurse at County General Hospital, replied that “patience, good assessment skills, a calm personality, and a ‘cast-iron stomach’ “are characteristics essential to those wanting to become a nurse (1). Patience and calmness are huge in nursing because there are many people you come in contact with during the day.
All the things that I have learned while in nursing school has taught me how to become a health advocate for others. If a loved one is sick, I will be able to better advocate for them about specific treatment options available. I am blessed to have gotten the opportunity to attend nursing school as it has taught me such valuable lessons that I will carry with me
With the knowledge acquired through the classes I will be a better manager to server to my colleagues in my upcoming career and it will help brighten my future. My passion of being a leader within a healthcare facility comes from knowing that if employees are treated well and happy with their job they will have excellent customer service skills and treat patients with excellence. When a patient is sick they are at the most vulnerable time of their life. If you receive awesome customer service during your most vulnerable time you will feel grateful. I have had many patients at my job express how we don’t make them feel like other doctors office.
(erin) Some students volunteer at local hospitals or clinics to gain more experience in the health professions. Business ability, self-discipline and the ability to deal with patients are important for success. (http://www.h... ... middle of paper ... ... and community groups and other organizations that provide outpatient services for children. (ExploreHealthCareers.org) Since you're working 60 hours a week, you can be awakened at all hours of the night or being asked to come in at irregular times to work on a patient. (http://www.healthcaresalaryonline.com/pediatrician-job-description.html) In Conclusion, Becoming a nurse has been a goal of mine for several years because i love helping people.
Whenever I put a smile on each of my patient’s face including their family members then, I know that I did a good job that day. Though, some patients and family members are difficult to satisfy. With those kind of patients, I do a self-evaluation. I also re-evaluate my plan of care to give these patients the kind of care they deserve. My personal philosophy stems from the values and beliefs instilled in me by my parents and from the ethics learned in nursing school.
We spent several months going back and forth to the doctors and every time the same nurse would attend us. The nurse was permissive and took a sincere interest in my family. It was the nurse that interacted the most with us and made us feel that my mom and sister were in great care. I admired the nurse and her behavior, she added to the reasons for wanting to become a nurse. At that moment I knew without a doubt I wanted to help people and care for them in times of need.
It is an amazing feeling when watching some of the smallest and sickest babies stabilize, grow, and eventually go home with their families. I believe that motivation is key to a successful career as a professional nurse. My parents instilled in me the value of a strong work ethic and the responsibilities that one needs to incur to facilitate their dreams, goals, and motivations. As a result, when I have a goal to reach, I dedicate myself to achieving the task. This extends to my aspiration to be a nurse.
“When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.” Unknown Nursing, for me, is more than a profession, it is a journey where I learn continuously about life changing events and miracles. Touching the lives of others or being touched by other’s story is an experience one can’t describe, only endure. Nursing is a profession of integrity and compassion, and it is the most trusted professions due to our commitment towards our patient. The quality of a good nurse is they should be caring, sensitive, kind and respectful towards their patient, and I believe I possess all these qualities that have contributed to me in my successful career of nursing. Working at Cleveland Clinic, I got a great opportunity to work with a group of doctors and coworkers who have the same mission in life and job as mine; “Put the patient first”.