This week has introduced very intriguing, interesting, and vital tips and topics for me to be successful as a first time college student. I feel more confident going about in my endeavors now that I have this new found knowledge. Now that I know these things, I can use them to fix where I fall short and improve even more when I am doing well in certain areas. In this essay, you will be informed about my personal shortcomings as a student, and how I can improve, my thoughts and feelings on ER Nursing, and what I have learned this week in class.
Personally, when trying to study or do work I waste time and get distracted by thinking of every other possible thing I think or know needs to be done. Even though it may not be a priority, I get the notion in my mind that “ it’ll be quick.” Then I proceed to do that with several other task and before I know it I’m hours in, and haven’t started on any assignments. I also get distracted by my phone and social media websites. My phone vibrates and I immediately have to check it, even though I do sometimes put it on airplane mode so it doesn’t. To overcome this, I just really need to crack down and focus, especially when an assignment may be due soon and I only have a little time to complete it. I can even go as far as giving my roommate or R.A my phone until I finish the assignment. As well as, lock my phone for a certain amount of time so that it isn’t accessible to me when I am trying to focus. As far as getting distracted by
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First Year Seminar is a beneficial, getting started-like course provided by West Coast University during the first term of the program. Since the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is very rigorous this course is helpful in adjusting new students, such as myself, to a very demanding, fast-pace program. This class focuses on topics that help students organize and understand oneself and the mission of WCU mission to achieve the greatest success as a student. In my Signature Assignment term paper I will focus on my experience with FYS and what information I’ve gained to help me understand my learning style, strengths and weaknesses I have as a student, how working collaboratively benefits me and how I will go about achieving success at WCU.
This self-reflective paper is focused on what I’ve learned about myself this semester regarding my strengths, and weaknesses. Concentrating on areas of my professional practice that need improvement and discussing two goals I have created for my self, and how I plan on achieving them. This semester I have discovered I have two key strengths those being a dedication to the practical nursing program, and seeking help in the program when I need it. This trait is hopefully carrying through as a strength in my nursing career. However, I have many weaknesses to work on as a student and future nurse. Along with my shortcomings, there are fears I have looking into the future, into CPE 1 and term 2. Those are the fears of not being good enough in
Growing up is a journey we all have to travel. Everyone makes their own paths on an adventure of change. Along the way, the path will be beautiful and smooth-sailing, bumpy and rough, and sometimes conflict will appear out of the blue. At times forks in the road will show up and decisions must be made. Change is inevitable. Throughout a lifetime decisions made will be small and slight, or huge and major. It does not matter because one decision can change one’s path completely. Even the slightest change can make the difference. The decision could even be a change of hairstyle. A change in hairstyle could lead to a new fashion sense, to a new genre of music, to a completely new person. I myself have noticed many differences and similarities between my middle school self and now; and it is only the beginning.
This made me felt confused and kept asking myself “I am very prepared to face the real world”. This essay will discuss three of the potential challenges I anticipate during my practice as a new graduate nurse.
Becoming a health care professional of any kind is much more than just getting good grades in high school. It takes years of hard work, a lot of college, and dedication. To become a registered nurse (RN), one must be a problem solver. Any good nurse will need to have an advanced set of critical thinking skills, as well as an understanding of their patient’s needs, even when that patient does not necessarily voice their wants or needs. A nurse must also be compassionate. Nursing is much more than just intelligence and schooling. Success of being a registered nurse will begin with multiple long schooling hours, very tedious work skills, and the basic knowledge and satisfaction that someone’s life was improved because of the previous years of hard work.
Working in the medical field has always been a popular job, but it’s not an easy one. There are many routines to uphold and if you aren’t good with organization, then working in the hospital isn’t for you. I have chosen a career path to be a nurse anesthetist and this essay will tell you why.
Nursing school experience varies for every person attending. Each person has different learning style and how they interpret information. The nursing program of Evergreen Valley College was an experience that was difficult, eye opening and a rewarding experience. Nursing school in Evergreen was not your ordinary type of college education because it requires constant adapting, evolving of skills, and improvement in knowledge. During the next two years of the program students will be adapting the schools theme of the “Client Needs Model,” a comprehensive framework for identifying nursing actions and competencies necessary for client care in a variety of settings and throughout the life span. Students will start from basics such as learning how to clean/ wash/ bathe patients to learning what to do in critical situations. As everyone needs to start somewhere, in first semester is where basics and fundamentals are being taught. Students learn how to communicate, assess primary needs and learn to do their head to toe assessment. During the second semester is when students begin to learn some pathophysiology of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Students will learn which interventions are acceptable for each symptoms using the nursing process. During this semester is also when students learn how to deal with pregnant patients and newborns. With the education they have received they will be able to learn to
In continuation, of this writer’s pursuit to continuing a bachelorette education at Grand Canyon University this writer made the promise to complete the program in its entirety to the best of her ability without fault. Since that promise this writer has maintained academic excellent and has remained actively engaged in her studies with the solemn promise to continue her education beyond a bachelorette degree in nursing practice. Likewise, this writer has spent the first years of her career committed to learning, accountability and excellence in her practice area. This has not always been easy and there has been time of self-doubt however with a brand new team and a mentor whom she loves and who is encouraging in every aspect; it has made all the difference in the world. With the proper support and setting novice nurses can persevere through the most challenging of situation, whist maintaining their professional
High school has been a very interesting experience for me. It has definitely had its highs and lows and many confusing experiences in between. Overall, I feel like I have been equipped for not only college, but also life as a whole. High school has taught me many things, both academically and emotionally. It has revealed and exposed my true colors, both good and bad, and as a result, has built many aspects of my character. My experiences at school have shaped me into the person that I am today.
Starting the entry-level nursing program has caused a mix of emotions in me to arise. Although I am nervous as to what obstacles lie ahead, beginning this journey is also exciting. Being that this is an entirely new experience for me, there are fears, goals, and barriers that keep crossing my mind. In the first 2 weeks nursing school has, for the most part, gone how I expected it too, from the amount of studying I do, to the level of difficulty I excepted in each class. However, from the numerous things I’ve heard about nursing school, I didn’t expect every one of my peers and professors to be so helpful, and that is refreshing.
Incoming Freshmen reflecting on my first semester, some things that you might want to think about when coming into the High School. Teachers are one of the main concerns that I had when coming into the High School. Some people are nervous about oh are these good teachers or are these bad teachers. I do have to say there is a very wide variety of teachers here that have different standards. Also the schedule I advise that you try and memorize it as quick as you can. Once you memorize your schedule you are able to navigate the hallways much easier to navigate. It really helps when you want to get from point A to point B without getting a tardy. If your nervous about the work your going to be given wether its harder or if you given a lot more
College students have no yet grasped the threat of this cancer, according to researchers at Auburn University who followed 131 students over four years of college at least 70% saw a dramatic increase of 12-37 pounds. They take lightly the common pop culture reference for weight gain, the freshman fifteen; if college kids are looking at stats like these, then they begin to develop fear, which is the most important step to change or prevent an unhealthy lifestyle. Too many are suffering from health related diseases from their poor choices and I believe this is mainly due to the lack of knowledge. It’s easy to say it should be required for all college kids to take a health course or gym in order for them to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle
This week, I witnessed a baby being born. One day later, I held a man’s hand as he took his last breath. Throughout these celebrations and tribulations, the admiration for the career of nursing flourishes within me. Strong, compassionate, determined, and empathetic are often adjectives used to express the qualities of a good nurse. Unlike many professions, nurses are unlikely to gain these traits just through textbooks and classwork alone. Our clinical experience evolves our thinking and skills into that of a true nurse. We are the forefront of patient care. Upon admittance, it is our duty to transform a patient's most vulnerable experience into one of comfort and care. Nursing is a career that is multifaceted. Changing lives and growing as
I’m a good time manager so I’m not the type of person to be typing a paper at midnight the night before it’s due. So, for me, if I’m trying to write a paper and I stop to check my phone every once in a while, I see it as more of a break rather than a distraction. It becomes a problem when I’m trying to study for a quiz or test. Even with short pauses in my homework, I’ll still get it done and turned in on time. But studying is where I struggle. I’ve noticed that if I’m trying to study and I stop to check my phone because I received a text message, when I go back to studying I’ll have to reread what I just read because I’ve already forgotten what I just
It’s freshman year and my mom helps me move cross country from Colorado to Nebraska, unload my stuff from the mini-van in giant rolling laundry carts into McGloin Hall, my home for the next nine months. McGloin is supposed to be just for sophomores but all the freshman dorms filled up so they stuck me in there, too. It’s half-reward, half-punishment, newer and nicer but isolated, tucked and hidden by deep green deciduous trees on the far end of campus.