The Story of My Search When thinking of a career I would enjoy, I kept my interests and hobbies in mind. Through life I have developed an interest for helping people, and a career as a Nurse Practitioner will allow me to do so. From going to mission trips and assisting children to lending a hand at the local nursing homes, I knew a career in the medical field was where I needed to be. To begin my research about the career of a Nurse Practitioner, I looked for information on the Choices 360 website. Then I continued my research to the Nurse.org website. Finally, to conclude my inspection of the career, I interviewed Daniel Eddings who is currently attending school to become a Nurse Practitioner. By exploring these two websites and performing an interview, I have gained mounds of information about this …show more content…
A Nurse Practitioners (NP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who has additional responsibilities for administering patient care than Register Nurses (Nurse.org). Nurse Practitioners analyze and interpret patients’ histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses (Choices 360). They also can prescribe medications to patients according to their diagnoses and can recommend interventions to modify behavior associated with health risks. Nurse Practitioners work an average of forty hours a week, but travel is very rare for them. Cardiology Nurse Practitioners and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners are related occupations similar to Nurse Practitioner. A Cardiology Nurse Practitioner tends to patients with heart conditions and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners give medical care to newborns that are premature oar have other problems, such as low birth weight. After researching the working conditions of a Nurse Practitioner and related jobs, I began to research the outlook for the career as Nurse Practitioner along with the estimated salary (Choices
My journey to become a nurse began when my youngest sister was diagnosed with synovial cell sarcoma. We spent months at the hospital by her side throughout her chemotherapy, radiation and several surgeries. Being around all those families and children in the hospital when many had illness's much worse than hers really opened my eyes to how much of an impact healthcare workers make on so many people’s lives and their families lives too. Although the situations that those children were in seemed so terrible, they had such joy and hope in their eyes.
I have imagined myself in several different careers that have interested me as I've been growing up, from styling hair to being a fashion designer, and even a professional singer. Now, even though it is crazy to believe time has flown by so fast, I am at the age where I am deciding what I want to major in. Even though all of those professions I have listed above were very interesting, there was one job when I was growing up that I knew would be a stable and interesting profession: a nurse practitioner. I have always been interested in health sciences and seeing as though I'm familiar with a doctor’s office/hospital setting due to being born with a birth defect, I felt that nurse practitioner was the most suitable job for me. Nurse practitioner would be a good career choice for me because they are paid well, are in high demand, do many interesting things, and they can work in multiple different settings.
Nurse Practitioners in Neonatal care are extraordinary individuals, who have studied hard, invested emotionally, worked alongside with doctors, saved many babies, and comforted those families who had to let their babies go. I have had my own personal experience in which I came into close contact with several of these kinds of nurses. With my personal experience, I have discovered this is the kind nurse I want to become. According to NANN, National Association of Neonatal Nurses, states that "Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNP) are advanced practice nurses who work with the physicians and nursing staff to provide comprehensive critical care to the infants in the NICU." (Is) In my research in becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, I looked into the history of the role, my personal experience, educational requirements, schools, the workplace environment, salary, and responsibilities.
Every little kid has high exceptions for what they want to be when they grow up. Some dream of becoming president of the United States of America, or becoming an Astronaut, a lot of little kid’s say that they want to be a Doctor. What kids do not understand is that there are many types of doctors, like an orthopedic surgeon, they work with feet, or an oral surgeon, who work with the mouth. Another similarity to a doctor is a nurse practitioner. They do many of the same tasks, like performing minor surges, fixing broken bones, or simply giving a routine check up. Becoming a nurse practitioner takes many years of schooling, good grades, a lot of time and dedication, and money.
In addition, they also diagnose and prescribes treatments and medication, are able to get advice from other health care professionals, and are trained to handle medical equipment (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014).To be a nurse practitioner, many skills are required. A nurse practitioner needs to be a leader, work with others, have sympathy, likes to figure out problems , think critically, have good communication skills, and being resourceful (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014). They must gain experience as working as nurse for a few years (“Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners”, 2014).The top organizations for nurse practitioners are American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCBSN) (Career Information Center, 2014,
Young adults are often asked what they believe success is. Many say the typical answers such as how much money you earn, your job and what materialistic items you own. Success is a word used frequently in society today and is mostly correlated with money. The key to happiness might be success because if you love your career then you will be successful doing something you love. One career that is recognized as successful is the profession of a nurse practitioner because of their high educational accomplishments, the many benefits, and the high demand for the job. “Nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice registered nurses who provide care to patients throughout their lifespan, from premature newborns to the elderly." (Georgetown par 1)
Being a nurse practitioner is a good career. A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with an added education of two years, which gives them added advantage like those of a doctor. A nurse practitioner is different in his/her own way. He/she works along with other health professionals like doctors, pharmacists, and therapists. A nurse practitioner has mandates to treat the sick, prescribe drugs, and order for laboratory tests (Iglehart, 2013). The reason nurse practitioner is attractive is because I have always wanted to help people and the job is more challenging giving me the potential to grow. In this paper, I will discuss the duties of a nurse practitioner, the skills and education needed, pay range and the lifestyle.
My journey to finally realizing of becoming a student in this RN Executive Program has been a long journey filled with excitement and disappointing periods. I 've started this quest in the Summer of 2015 and here I am, two years later, starting my first class in the program, Nursing 301.
My interest in nursing is fairly new; I had not explored the potential that a nursing career can offer. I became familiar with nursing professionally after becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. While working with patients, side-by-side with nurses I became enamored with the potential of a nursing career. I now have a rewarding career working as a Medical-Surgical nurse on a Medical University Hospital floor that specializes in Transplant, Nephrology and Urology. Nursing encompasses the ideologies that fuel my passion, upon further research, and conversation with coworkers I realize my career goal of Family Nurse Practitioner; affording me the privilege to care for others by reaching out to various
Nursing is a knowledge-based profession within the health care sector that focuses on the overall care of individuals. According to The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), “defines nurse practitioners as registered nursed who have received graduate-leveling nursing education and clinical training, which enables them to provide a wide range of preventative and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. They deliver high-quality, cost effective care, often performing physical examinations, ordering tests, making diagnoses, and prescribing and managing medication and therapies”. Nurse Practitioners are able to specialize in a particular area, such as family and adult practice, pediatrics, and women’s health; and refer patients to other specialist when necessary. Some Nurse practitioners work under the supervision of a physician; while others run their own practices.
Nursing is a promising career that offers many rewards to caring individuals. It is more than just a job that one attends day to day. Nursing is a career that kind people get in to because they are passionate about life and everything is has to offer. They care for people they have never met before in such a way that makes the patient feel comfortable and able to relax. In a way that makes it possible for the patient to recover from whatever they have encountered. If I am going to spend valuable time and money on education, I want to a job that I absolutely love. I want to have the satisfaction of knowing that my job is safe even when times are rough. Interviewing Jennifer H, a Registered Nurse at a local Banner facility really helped me get insight on what the position has to offer. I have encountered many people who are not passionate about their job and just show up for a paycheck; choosing a job in the medical field provides people with the same check, but also offers job security, advancement opportunities and numerous benefits for the employee and their famil...
My reasons for selecting a career in nursing stem directly from my desire to help our prospering population and community. This career appeals to me because it embodies what I strive to become, a person of influence, a guide, a respected adult, a mentor, and a person that can be trusted and looked up to with great passion. Another reason for selecting a career in nursing has a lot to do with my current job position at Generations Elder Care. Working with the elderly community at this personal care home has enriched my life in many ways, including one for my passion of learning more about the nursing field. As I shadowed the nurses entering the facility I watched them do their assessments on the residents which has peaked my curiosity. I believe being a nurse presents daily challenges which are unique, interesting, and rewarding and that is another reason why I want to become a nurse. Knowing that I have helped someone in some way possible gives me a feeling of fulfillment and enjoyment that I never understood or had before. And this career offers just that, and that is exactly why I...