One of the ways that I can educate myself is by learning what nursing means to me, and how I can grow in this profession. Seeking knowledge about how nurses before me saw the field as a profession and, what they thought nursing really meant is one way to do this. When reading about different nursing theories I find I align myself most with Virginia Henderson. Her theory states, "The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary
Due to having four children, the nurse took a break from work and then continued to go back to school for nursing. She later received her bachelors in nursing degree and went back to working at Holy Redeemer Hospital. Growing up, the nurse had to take care of her grandparents and she discovered another side to her, the optimistic nursing side. She has thought about becoming a doctor at certain points in her life; however, as she went to hospitals and saw how nurses really care for the patients, nursing was her number one choice. Overall, the interviewee became a nurse because she was compassionate about making a difference in people’s lives and seeing them live healthier and
In the last section of this paper, I will discuss some of my personal experiences in example and support why I value the characteristics by referring back to peer reviewed articles. Preceptors are essential and irreplaceable in the nursing profession and in this paper will describe how they are active in every nurse’s life and profession. Characteristics of a Preceptor The qualities I think that is essential to be an excellent preceptor for someone in the nursing field is support/motivation. The preceptor must be an individual who has the senses to know when a nurse is struggling and give them the support needed to continue and push pass the obstacles they are facing because there are daily challenges that every nurse must face. The next characteristic that is important is the nurse must be knowledgeable in their area of nursing.
Nursing theory is best described as a conceptualization of some aspect of nursing communicated for the purpose of describing, explaining, predicting, and/or prescribing nursing care (Potter & Perry, 2009). One of the most world renown-nursing theorists, Dorothea Orem, believed in the self-care theory, which directs it’s attention on the aspect the self-care needs of the client (2009). As a registered nurse, along with many other accomplishments, she began brewing her theory that guided many nursing schools/institutions in their program of studies. As a nurse, she felt it was necessary to do the things for patients they could not do on their own (Tiaki, 2008). Tiaki feels Orem’s theory is efficient because this theory will help patients to learn the tasks they are unable to do from the nurses, teaching them how to care for themselves (2008).
This class has helped me to understand how to research and incorporate evidence based data into nursing practice. According to Polit and Beck (2014), nursing research is a systematic inquiry designed to develop knowledge about issues of importance to nurses, including nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing administration. Now I’m able to solve complex patient’s problem by using nursing research, analyze data and develop a care plan based on evidence practice. This class has helped me to understand the importance of evidence-based practice in patients’ health conditions. This class taught me not to practice in a certain way just because that 's how it has been done or because I don’t know what else to implement.
Having advanced nursing knowledge and being able to apply it into appropriate healthcare settings is key when caring for various patient populations (Christensen, 2011). Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into plann... ... middle of paper ... ...ety is very important. As a practicing registered nurse I have discovered that patients as well as healthcare nurses need education on improving safety. In the clinical setting, patients should be educated on all topics that are related to their specific disease process or medical condition.
I would like to incorporate my education from State University’s master’s program to assist hospital staff and patients in their learning process, with the use of new technology to facilitate the learning and understanding. My long-term goal is to obtain experience and proficiency as a Nurse educator to become a nursing educator instructor. As a Nursing educator instructor I will be able to build new educators in Graduate programs for th... ... middle of paper ... ...es mentioned above provide the skills and proficiencies of a novice nurse educator. In my journey as an educator, I feel that developing complete competencies in all areas is a life long process, and I will work to substantiate excellence in these competencies. Reference Halstead, J.
I believe that Nursing is a profession that is unique to the individual. My reasons for choosing such a profession is due to the fact that I have a desire to help others. Growing up with a very sick parent of whom I traveled back and forth over the years to many physician offices, lead me to develop my career path at an early age which was nursing. I watched the many doctors and nurses providing care to my mom in such a compassionate way, and as a result of the kindness they showed my sibling and me, I was very much aware this was as some may say, “my calling”. I had a conversation with my mom and told her that one day I was going to be a nurse so that I could care for her in the same manner that I saw the nurses and physicians caring for her.
Another thing that supported her decision about nursing was one day in her nursing program, “it was in second year in my nursing degree and when we learned to do injections and IV’s.” What was a big deal were the decisions she had to make on her own. She had to choose the correct classes to go into the nursing position she wanted to
Peter, Elizabeth. Price, Sherri Lynn). Only one of these reasons are similar to my personal reasonings as to why I chose to become a nurse. Many students choose nursing school because of family members or people who are close to them that are in the healthcare profession (Andersen, Molly. 2013).