In order to reach one’s goal, the goal should be well defined, firm and the individual must be completely committed to attaining it. Pursuing a career as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner has always been my driving goal throughout all my education and training since the age of seventeen. Over the past three years working within a Surgical Inpatient unit as a Registered Nurse, I have become aware of the lack of community resources and access to health care available in rural areas. This has inspired me apply to the University of Western Ontario’s Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program for the fall of 2014. After completing my Bachelor of Science of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario, I am certain that no other institute can provide the same student experience that I was fortunate enough to obtain. Within this essay, I will first describe my understanding of the role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care in Ontario, secondly will describe my motivation for wanting to become a Nurse Practitioner, and thirdly describe professional and personal attributes that I will bring to the Nurse Practitioner role.
1. The role of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary health Care in Ontario is to work collaboratively with the interprofessional team, patients, and patient’s families in order to communicate diagnoses, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe medication, and to provide treatment using a holistic approach. The Nurse Practitioner does not replace other health care professionals, but works together with them focusing on “health promotion, disease and injury prevention, cure, rehabilitation and support” (Ontario PHCNP Program, 2014). The Canadian Nurse’s Association believes that the Nurse Practi...
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...chability and my dedication to learn new knowledge to help me provide professional and exception care. My personal attributes include my passion towards helping people and my outgoing and positive attitude. I believe I am the perfect fit for enrolling in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Western Ontario this fall because of my academic ability, my love for the nursing profession, and for my drive to wanting to improve the health and wellbeing of those in rural areas.
Canadian Nurses Association (2009). The Nurse Practitioner. Position Statement. Retrieved January 10, from 2014 from http://www.cna-aiic.ca/~/media/cna/page%20content/pdf%20en/2013/07/26/10/52/ps_nurse_practitioner_e.pdf
Ontario PHCNP Program (2014). What is a Nurse Practitioner? Retrieved January 10, 2014 from http://np-education.ca/?page_id=13373