at the orphanage, I was able to help build a sidewalk and a garage for
As of 2008, there were about 753,600 Licensed Practical Nurses and 2,618,700 Registered Nurses in the United States (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11). In the year 2018, the LPN employment percentage is expected to rise 21% while the RN rate should be approximately 22% (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11). This may not seem that high, but it is, when one considers that the expected employment rate for a Dentist is only expected to be 16% (U.S Department of Labor, 2010-11). Nursing is a highly respected and sought after career because every person that enters this profession is able to make a difference and is needed by the general population for his/her skills and contributions to the medical field. When a person is contemplating entering
The field of nursing is both a science and an art. New nurses graduate with, at least, acceptable basic competence. They are expected to have the ability to effectively communicate and make decisions in a complex environment with multiple demands on their practical comprehension. However, they usually lack the experience to apply this learned theory. This limited knowledge results in anxiety and difficulty in transitioning from the role of student to leader. How these students can best learn these skills is a topic that has come under considerable debate. We know that most become overwhelmed with multiple tasks and not able to prioritize with critical thinking in a fast pace acute hospital. This begs the
Nursing is defined as “as an application of scientific knowledge enhanced by artful practice in a socially responsible manner.” (Gregory 5). Nurses provide leadership as members of interdisciplinary teams, provide client centered care to promote health, prevent disease, and restore and maintain client integrity throughout the life span. (Krannich 71). This makes it one of the most interesting professions, in my opinion.
I want to pursue my health care career in Nursing. I always dreamed of being a nurse, because I enjoy working and caring for people. Ever since I was a little girl I carried a toy stethoscope around and havin my family be my patients. I was not like any other kid, who played with barbies and kenn. My mom even knew I was going to fall in the great path of the health care. My potential is to have the greatest affect on others who are in need of my help. Also, I chose nursing to be my health career, because I have seen the real path of nursing in the real world. Attending a vocational high school, has given me a chance to enter the health assisting program. A four year high school program has put an outrageous affect on me. I learned how to practice
I became a mother at a very young age, seventeen years old. When I was in labor at the hospital, I experienced the nursing care of two very distinct nurses. I quickly became aware of the demeanor of the night nurse. She was unkind, pushy, and insensitive. She also did not explain things and did not smile much. On the other hand, the day nurse was merrier, compassionate, caring, informative, and reassuring. Despite my juvenile state, my comprehension was very astute. I comprehended that there are two types of nurses. One who solely works to attain a paycheck and the nurse who chose the nursing profession because they value humanity. Simultaneously, I was becoming a mother and discovering what my profession would be thanks to the caring day nurse who was a role model.
In some point in time, during a person’s life they run into the question what do I want to be? They must find a career that they will enjoy or the time that they have spent in class and studying will be in vain. While doing research on the Georgia Career Information Center and from the constant idea throughout my life I have decided that I want to become a registered nurse. The type of work environment, the salary that the job provides and flexibility with work hours are all things that have drawn me to this occupation. I want to specialize in Neonatal. I have always enjoyed caring for people and making a difference to someone. When you become a nurse these are just some of the things that you are able to accomplish. Becoming a registered
Ever since I had started babysitting that was when I first realized that I had another person’s life in my hands. Have you ever wondered when you were with your brother's, sister's, another child, or even family members that if they ever got hurt, you could have done something more to help or prevent them from getting hurt or even dying? Well, if you have wondered, this is why I believe that it is necessary in order to become a registered nurse you need to have a college education.
Nursing is a call to serve the humanity. Present day healthcare system focused on preventive care and wellness has become highly advanced which makes every nurse responsible to achieve maximum level of education, skills and power of knowledge to meet the challenges. Continuous research in nursing and the evidence obtained from the research serves to support the nursing care. Continuing education helps nurses to keep track of all the developments taking place in the field, trace advances in technology and care, have a better understanding of all current rules and regulations, beware of all ethical and legal aspects of nursing as envisaged by various boards of nursing and other authorities in the field
An average Joe comes into the emergency room with red rashes, hives and a crackling voice. He can barely breathe as he is being thoroughly questioned by the nurse practitioner. The nurse practitioner then takes his patient into a room to see what might be wrong with this poor man. After several tests and more background knowledge, the nurse then realizes what is wrong with the patient. Then after spending the night in the hospital, the nurse practitioner gives the man a prescription to get some antibiotics and then sends the patient home.
We live in a world where the human race seems to be disconnected. Nowadays it feels that there are not enough people helping each other. I don’t treat life like a competition I look at it and I ask myself how may I help? What may I do to make this world a more suitable place for all to live a comfortable and peaceful life? I yearn to come forward and fulfill my role and contribute to our society in any way possible. Nursing is my calling for helping others. It sounds cliché, this I know, but it’s what I desire and what I decided to do with my body, mind, and soul.
At the conclusion of my third and final clinical, I can truly say each clinical experience has been very different and I have had the opportunity to learn and grow in each setting. My third clinical affiliation in particular has been my hardest, yet most rewarding. Working with the pediatric population, was certainly much more different than with working with adults and it was even more with the pediatric population under the board of education.
According to the U.S bureau of labor statistics (BLS) nursing is in such high demand job. People are living longer, but sicker, so the need of greater nursing care is the solution. Plus, there are 100 types of nurses that needed for specific conditions and illnesses. So pretty much we have a lot of options in becoming a nurse. Although, there is plenty of room for more nurses worldwide, the market isn’t competitive. Because the nature of the job, hospitals and employers are typically selective in hiring new graduates. Getting a licensed in Vocational Nursing takes longer than a Certificate in Nursing Aide, but students have more extensive education, the job lookout are expected to be rise greater, and it provides variety of places to where
My first clinical was at a local elementary school. The school nurse there had to collaborate with families, school personnel, and other healthcare providers. She was responsible for the health and well-being of school students and the school community. This elementary school had 550 students from kindergarten through 5th grade and is a state-funded school. It was located near a base and most of the students attending were from a military family. However, the school had children attending that lived in the nearby homes and trailer homes that had no association with the base. The school had a diverse race and socioeconomic population. 4 out of every 10 students received reduced or free lunches. The most common health problems that I encountered on my clinical day were cold and flu symptoms,
With a consistent change in modernizing medicine, along with the continuing advancement in technology, continuing education in nursing is essential for a variety of reasons. The nurse’s main concern is providing safe, efficient, and effective patient care with positive patient outcomes. This paper will examine the differences in competencies between nurses prepared at an associate-degree level versus a baccalaureate-degree level, in order to provide an evidenced-based understanding of the variation in the educational preparation of nurses.