Along with the information she gave me about being a midwife I also researched information on onetonline.org. I believe my desire to care for others and promote women and infant health are two qualities I posses to become a successful nurse midwife. A midwife is more than just delivering babies. Kathleen is a board certified nurse midwife and a member of American College of Nurse Midwives. A midwife is usually the first and main contact for the expectant mother during her pregnancy, and throughout labor.
Care of others has always appealed to me, a quality essential for those within the midwifery profession. Being present with a family member during her caesarean solidified my decision to become a midwife. The support that the midwives provided at this stage showed that to become successful you must possess skills such as versatility, patience, and compassion all of which I have encompassed. My work experience at a local hospital gave me the opportunity to work and learn from healthcare professionals. I was able to meet a team of midwives, which opened my eyes to the reality of such a rewarding yet demanding profession.
Being an Acute Pediatric Practice Nurse had been a dream for me since, I observed that caring for children begins from infancy and There is a lot to learn about the patient from their families. I found many opportunities to work with parents and families and learned how to care for their children. It helped me to Integrate Parents into the critical care that we provided. Parents often preferred to have their kids treated by specialized nurses and other health care providers. It is an amazing feeling when watching some of the smallest and sickest babies stabilize, grow, and eventually go home with their families.
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
Steven Amsterdam once said, “Nursing demands vigilance about people. The sights and smells that a patient offers, their movements and their offhand comments all contribute crucial information to understanding what they need. Training and experience heighten one 's ability to see what needs to be seen.” As a child I was given adult responsibilities, which began when my very first nephew was born. By the age of 7 I was changing his diapers, making him bottles, and caring for him and i couldn’t think of any better career than getting to work with babies all day. I always carry the compassion and desire to help others and nothing would be more rewarding than being able to put my skills to action.
It is an inquiry of the dos and do nots in lives of many midwives today. The Code of Ethics acts as a blueprint for midwives, and a helpful guide in their practice. If followed correctly the ethical code is what distinguishes an affective and relate-able midwife from a slouchy midwife. Focusing on the obligations, values and professional ethics between midwife and patient the Code of Ethics has been a resourceful guide to success in the Practice of Midwifery.
Educators must be lifelong learners, and flexible enough to adapt curriculum and teaching methods in response to innovations in nursing science and ongoing changes in the practice environment” (Bartels, J., Jan. 2005). It is a role that Florence Nightingale, who is so ahead of her time, has envisioned for nurses so long ago. In one of her excerpts, she summarized: “Training is to teach a nurse her business, that is, to observe exactly, to understand, to know exactly, to do, to tell exactly, in such stupendous issues as life and death, health and disease. Training is to enable a nurse to act for the best in carrying out her orders, not as a machine but as a nurse; as an intelligent and responsible being”.
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.
Having being in and out of hospital for a part of my teenage life I have been deeply inspired and touched by the multi professional team that cared for me during those years and I feel this experience has taught me to appreciate how much effort goes into a job with the NHS. Their inspiration, alongside my fascination with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care, developed into a goal of improving my health and returning to education in order to study to become a midwife. Midwifery offers individual care for pregnant women that differs from medical care, as the term midwife means ‘with woman’ I believe that as a midwife you can have a resounding impact on a woman’s’ life in aiding her through this period in her life. After having to drop out
My instructors have been great in teaching me everything I need to do. I care about people and taking care of them and that’s mostly what nursing is all about. My goal is to be nurse. After I become a nurse, I want to work with little children. Education There are many ways you can get a nursing degree.