I'm contacting you in regard to the Cheraw Hospice position. Please take a look at my attached resume for a detailed look at my skills and experience. Here's a snapshot of what I have to offer: I am a graduate from Northeastern Technical College where I received my Associate Degree in nursing. I have 17 years of medical experience and I have worked in a variety of areas. The attached resume details an extensive list of my experience and training.
My educational background has given me a solid understanding of the medical field, whereas my variety of experience has allowed me to adapt to any nursing environment. I graduated nursing school in 2016 with the hopes of becoming a Hospice nurse. However, I realized I needed to develop my nursing
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Soon after, I received my licensure and began working at The Queen's Medical Center as a Registered Nurse (RN) in early part of 1994. Since becoming a RN, I have provided care to a great deal of patients and reassured countless numbers of family members. As a RN, I've also become the coordinator of care, patient advocate, and teacher to the patients I cared for while serving as the eyes and the ears of the physicians. As with any human, I enjoyed sharing the laughter with my patient and cringed at site of their pain and despair. For these reasons, I believe that being a RN is a great career choice for me. However, for these same reasons, I still feel that I am not a complete nurse; hence I've decided to go back to school and try to earn my Bachelor in Science Degree in Nursing
Caring for others has always been a passion of mine, and becoming a nurse has always been my dream. While my dream has turned reality, I can say that nursing has blessed me with the opportunity to not only be a servant to those in my community, but it has also allowed me to be of some comfort to patients and their loved ones during their darkest and most vulnerable moments. Nursing offers a variety of opportunities, where the only restrictions are the ones we set for ourselves. As for myself, all things are possible, for if I want it, I strongly believe it’s already mine. The depths that I will go to reach the latitude of success that I so desire is boundless.
My initial interest in nursing began from my experience with my grandmother. It was in the fall of 2007 when my grandmother was sent to the hospital due to hypernatremia. My dad would pick me up every afternoon from school to visit my grandmother. I was given the responsibility to look after my grandma for nearly two weeks that includes in feeding her, assisting her, and other light duties. What fascinate me during my visits in the hospital were the nurses who assisted and took care of my grandma. They treated my grandma with dignity, kindness, compassion, courtesy, respect, understanding, and love. Their commitment, professionalism, dedication, determination and skills inspired me to pursue a career in the medical field. From that point, I realized that nursing is a field that enables people impact other people’s lives and make a difference. At 9 years old, being a nurse was a childhood dream and now I am at the point of turning my dream into reality. I want to study and pursue my dream registered nursing at Ryerson University that offers a nursing degree program that focuses on developing student’s critical thinking skills, ability to analyze reflectively and apply theory through community health focused practice making Ryerson one of the best nursing schools in Canada.
I excelled at Carolina and quickly earned the respect of my professors, primarily due to my conviction that no amount of life experience or ability should curb an endless appetite for learning and a submissive, humble, and teachable spirit. Upon completion of my degree I spent 4 years working in various clinical settings, primarily in intensive care units as well as hospice. I began the FNP program at the Catholic University of America, where I have performed well and gained an incredible amount of knowledge. However, my passion and direction has been shifted towards palliative care, and I do not believe CUA’s program is the most appropriate to prepare me for this goal. I believe advanced practice nursing is poised to take a leading role in many areas of practice, and that palliative care should be at the forefront of focus in advancing nursing practice. The compassion, dedication, clinical expertise, and commitment to evidence which improves outcomes and treats holistically, are universally recognized and respected traits of the nursing profession, and advanced practice nursing should approach palliative care with the same explosive tenacity with which it has embraced primary care of the underserved, recognizing a new population of those in need who lack the appropriate providers necessary to enhance
Time spent at my mother’s bedside in the intensive care unit changed my perception of the nursing profession. I realized what unique value was integrated in comprehensive nursing care, which was built on excellence, compassion, and respect. I knew right then and there that nursing was a professional path which I would like to take. Changing my college major to nursing was not a difficult decision – I wanted to repay for all that courteous care my family received in the most vulnerable time of our lives.
I realized I wanted to be a nurse in 2010 when I was sitting by my grandfather as he was diagnosed with a stroke. As the physician explained to my family and I that the man we knew and loved would not be able to speak or walk again we were struck with heartache. The compassionate and holistic care that the nurses provided him solidified my determination to become a healer to patients who were not able to care for themselves. Today, I have the joy to work in an Emergency Department caring for acutely ill patients and their families, as they are vulnerable and grieving just as my family was. Nevertheless, I have come to realize that my journey will not end until I become more involved with patient care by earning a degree as a Nurse Practitioner. In this paper, I will discuss my educational and professional goals, short term and long-term goals, and how earning a Nurse
Since my first visit to the Doctor I have been fascinated with the world of medicine and the art of nursing. As I have matured it has become apparent to me that becoming a Nurse has become my calling. I am determined to be the
I graduated from Florida Atlantic University in May 2017, successful passed the necessary national certification and obtained my Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license from the state of Florida. My education has provided me with the skills and knowledge to assess, diagnose and treat patients in a dedicated, compassionate and caring manner. My background includes providing care in an acute care setting as a registered nurse and interning within the Martin Health Care System as a family nurse practitioner student. During my internship, I practiced teamwork, clinical excellence, and became proficient in
I have always believed in giving back to the community and in sharing my competencies and skills with others. My desire to help people in the field of nursing has powered my decision to take up a graduate degree in Nursing. Overcoming the many challenges in my life has helped me to believe that I can reach any goal I have set for myself, and one of these lifelong goals is to become a nurse practitioner and to obtain
Coming from a family that struggles financially, my parents were frequently absent for work, and often left me in charge to take care of my sister and brother. From my siblings’ birth in January 2006 and May 2008 respectively, I was tasked with feeding, teaching, and caring for them while my parents were working, on top of managing my own schoolwork. However, I am fulfilled by the sense of gratitude I receive when I began caring for those who could not care for themselves. In addition to teaching me patience, this also impels me towards a nursing career where I can fully utilize my strengths. Furthermore, I gained exposure in healthcare through my internship at Chapa-De as a dental assistant that began in early November 2016. By working clinically for over 12 hours a week, I gain invaluable exposure and experience by working with a variety of patients each day. The skills I develop, such as time management, infection control, and patient comfort are beneficial tools I will wield into my nursing education and career. Although my internship is focused on the dental aspect of healthcare, I desire to transfer my skills and experience into nursing because of the higher variety and more holistic aspects of patient care that enthralls me and my neverending curiosity. Nonetheless, the opportunity to learn each day in this field of healthcare is fascinating, and only further motivates me
Because of these changes, my interests in nursing have been influenced by circumstance. From the very beginning of my journey, I had a strong interest in becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), but because of the need to relocate for my husband’s job, becoming a CRNA was no longer an option due to location. After reevaluating my options, I have established a new interest in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, but because of my academic marathon and because of my age, I have also considered foregoing the additional education past a BSN. Other areas of interest include the Emergency Room, Cardiology, Critical Care, and Neurology. All of my career options interest me because they provide challenge and constant change. Hopefully the remainder of my academic journey will help solidify my ultimate career goal in the nursing profession.
After more than a decade in his second career, aging registered nurse John Noble “knew as I got older, bedside nursing would potentially get harder.” He knew he eventually would need to move away from the bedside and took advantage of the hospital paying for further education. He chose a Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) as it allowed him the flexibility to decide during school if we wanted to go into management, teaching, or become a practicing NP. In school he really liked the NP role, and the rest is history.
It’s truly a blessing to be a part of such a great profession. Where you are lifted up by your fellow nurses during times of happiness and distress. Working as a licensed practical nurse has allowed me the opportunity to impact patients’ lives in positive ways. When people enter my health care facility for care, they have certain expectations, they are not always at their best and need the best level of care to help them achieve their prior level of function. After nine and a half years of working as a licensed practical nurse, I decided that it was time to pursue a RN degree. Although, I have enjoyed my career as a LPN I understand that the scope of it is not as wide as that of an RN. I am choosing the pursue an RN because I want to not only enrich my life but I also want to provide a higher quality of care for my
After working as RN, I decided that I wanted to advance in my practice in professional responsibility, autonomy, and flexibility. I want to put a positive influence on the lives of my patients and their families and become NP. With a goal to engage in advanced practice nursing, I hope to pursue people more, educating them to know how to take care of their health in the way they feel most comfortable. To me, nursing is a gift of giving, loving, and caring, and the rewards in nursing are limitless. Accomplishing my goal of growing to be a Nurse Practitioner will enable me to strengthen my current nursing knowledge base, improve my relationship with my patients and their families, and participate in a noble profession. Becoming a Nurse Practitioner combines the nursing’s compassion, knowledge and skills with the autonomy to practice, diagnose, and treat patients holistically. I may not heal everybody, but I could make it better by listening, providing care, and leading my patients and their families to their desired
When my grandmother was dying of cancer in hospice, I had no intentions of becoming a nurse. Consistently, I repositioned her because she was in pain. Dutifully, I opened her windows because she loved the sunlight. Respectfully, I rubbed lotion on her skin because it made her comfortable. Devotedly, I prayed with her because her faith was strong, and she was ready to be reunited with my grandfather. Wistfully, I held her hand as she took her last breath, and told her it was okay to go. Afterwards, when the hospice nurses had told me that I would make a great nurse and I should consider nursing as a career, I politely said “No, thank you, nursing is not for me.”