I’ve been a nurse for over 11 years, primarily as a staff nurse on the medical/surgical and intensive care units at the local hospital. During this time I’ve worked closely with other team members including nurse educators, nurse specialists, and nurse practitioners. All of these advanced practice nurses displayed a significant degree of knowledge and compassion regarding patient care. Like myself, they all also have a tremendous amount of passion for influencing patients to improve their health and thereby improve their lives and have the best outcomes possible during illnesses. While I imagine even physicians want to help all people and at some point, we all feel we are destined to save the world, the nurses I’ve encountered work to put this into practice.
Have you ever been hospitalized? Have you given much thought to the individual that is always there attending to your every need? If your answer is “yes,” you are one of the few individuals that have taken into consideration this important faculty member. Yes, I’m referring to your registered nurse, the individual you see the majority of your stay while in the hospital. Your registered nurse that is a push of a button away, the individual that in reality never receives much acknowledgement. However, he or she is always there with a smile on her or his face, prepared to help at a moment’s notice. Before one chooses a career in nursing, it is always important to know that even though nursing is not for everyone, nursing is one of the most honorable and satisfying professions an individual can pursue. Additionally it gives individuals rewarding financial benefits.
The career of an RN interests me because I think it’s not something that I would be bored with, and I’ll always be learning new things on the job. The duties and responsibilities are providing direct patient care, presenting health information to large groups of people, performing emergency procedures, managing many other nurses in teaching hospitals and doing research in universities. IN order to become a registered nurse, of course, you must go through the proper schooling and training. A two year school offers programs that will let you become a registered nurse, as well as some four year schools. To become a registered nurse an individual must graduate from an approved school of nursing and pass a state exam. Nurses may receive a diploma from a hospital, school or nursing, an associate’s degree from a community college nursing program, or a bachelor’s degree from a four year
How old were you when you decided what you wanted to be when grew up and what helped you make that decision? Well for me, it was easy. When I was in the seventh grade my brother was put into the hospital three different times for Pneumonia which is an infection that inflames the air sacs and can cause the lungs to fill with fluid. This can be extremely dangerous especially if it occurs repetitively in a five year old, which was how old my brother was at the time. We spent a total of eighteen days in the hospital as my brother was receiving treatment and recovering. It was then that I decided I wanted to become a registered nurse and work in the medical field.
Nursing professionals help individuals, families, and communities to attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. The needs of patient care have evolved together with the healthcare system for a few decades, setting higher standards and delegating more roles for nursing professionals. Nurses, especially those with a bachelor’s degree, should always maintain continued education and teach other healthcare professionals as well. This is to equip them with the tools required to deliver a holistic patient
From the age of five, I knew my purpose in life: I wanted to dedicate myself to serving people by helping them recover from illness and prevent disease. When I was fives years old, my grandmother became very ill. During her illness, all I wanted to do was care for her in hopes of making her feel better. I vividly remember handing her a glass of water every time she needed to take her medications and wanting to be the only person that would help her eat when she was bed ridden and needed feeding assistance. My goal everyday was to do anything within my power to make her feel better in hopes that she would recover with my help. My grandma would always call me her, "little nurse" and would constantly tell me how much better she felt when I would
Two years ago, I became passionate about the medical field and becoming a nurse. There are plenty of unpleasant things to see, on the contrary, it is incredible of how many friendly relationships are made with the patients while taking care of them.
I have also had similar experiences, while working in labor and delivery. Being a mother and nurse, I find it very natural to be nurturing. While caring for Muslim families, I have found they are not as nurturing to their children. As a matter a fact, I have had many only hold their infants for a few seconds, them want them put back under the warmer. The Muslim father almost never holds the baby, but does come over to the warmer and say a prayer in the infants ear. The Muslim call to prayer or adhaan ("God is great, there is no God but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. Come to prayer.") are the first words a newborn Muslim baby should hear (BBC, 2009). They are whispered into the right ear of the child by his or her father (BBC, 2009).
A Registered Nurse is a career I’ve always been interested in. As a RN you have many tasks like doing paperwork and treating a sick or injured patient. Choosing this career is going to guide me to a better future, and helping people is something I’ve always loved to do. It is important to understand the education or training requirements, skills or talents needed, salary and benefits offered, and the duties for a particular career when making this decision.
When people think about nurses, many ideas come to mind. They think of the hideous old starched, white uniforms, a doctor’s handmaiden, the sexy or naughty nurse, or a torturer. The media and society have manipulated the identity and role of nurses. None of these ideas truly portray nurses and what they do. Nurses are with the patients more than the doctors. People do not realize how little they will encounter the doctor in the hospital until they are actually in the hospital. People quickly realize how important nurses are. Because nurses interact with their patients constantly, nurses are the ones who know the patients best.
What appeals to me most in nursing is the combination of emotional, mental, and physical skills that are so crucial to the job. While being able to learn and apply science to patients, I get to understand them better, console them, and tend to their health needs. Moreover, the broad spectrum of jobs and positions nurses can hold fascinates me. There is never a time to cease learning, growing, and obtaining new experiences. I hope to one day pursue higher education in nursing, and specialize in a field of interest. I know that with a patient’s health in my hands, I have a responsibility to assure they are getting all they need from a physician and me. A nursing degree provides the courses, experiences, facilities, and faculty I need so I can turn my passions into a career. With Drexel’s co-op experiences and research opportunities, and Philadelphia’s many accredited hospitals, I am confident that by being diligent in my studies and surrounding myself with students and teachers who share the same fascination and affection towards others that I do, I can become a focused and compassionate
After i graduate I’m attending Clarion University to pursue my career in nursing. I choose to go in this path because every since I was little I always had the passion for nursing, since that day I made myself believe I will become a nurse that. The people that have inspired me were my father and Mrs. Rowles my father always told me he wanted me to do better than what he did in life so I’m doing something better with my life I look up to my dad he's a big part of my life. Mrs. Rowles also inspires me even though she's a really tough teacher she has inspired me every single day, just the way she teaches keeps me motivated and actually want to be in school. Mrs. Rowles and my father both make me realize how much I love being in school and how
The call bells are ringing, the doctor is asking for laboratory results, and the patient is complaining of chest pain; all these are happening at the same time and handled by a single person—the nurse. In today’s society, nurses’ roles and responsibilities have drastically changed. Nurses are not only limited to a hospital setting where they are assessing patients, handing out medications or assisting doctors. Nurses are also a counselor, an agent of change and a patient’s advocate. Nurses can also be an educator in a classroom setting, during clinical practice of student nurses or through public presentations. In addition, nurses can also take up roles as part of the administration. Even though nurses’ workloads are constantly changing,
As a child, I always loved to play “doctor”; when anyone of my family members was sick, I was the first to run for the cough medicine, tissues, and chicken noodle soup. As I grew older, I transitioned to being the first one to volunteer for cleaning the scraped knees, and bandaging the scratched elbows of my many younger cousins. Throughout my life, I have always enjoyed taking care of other people, so when considering a career, the medical field immediately came to mind. I have never wanted to be a doctor though; I’ve always aspired to be like the unsung heroes of every hospital, the nurses. As I’ve learned more about the careers of nurses, I’ve come to the conclusion that the work of a Certified,
Almost anybody can become a RN if they put their mind to it, but not everybody can be a Nurse. A Nurse is something more than somebody who is willing to sit through physiology or pharmacology classes while obtaining assessment or perfect technical Nursing skills. Nurses are called to the profession by something greater than themselves. Not everybody has the selflessness, empathy and willingness to put themselves second, but a Nurse does. I’ve learned in my work and clinical experience that a Nurse must put themselves second each day when they come to the clinical setting; we must understand that we have the privilege to step into another family’s life, in potentially the most difficult, scary, stressful and emotional time in their lives, and present to them as a beacon of hope and love. This capacity for empathy and love is why Nurses are among the most trusted people on this planet. I’ll never forget one clinical day when I walked down the hallway at about 0630 to answer a light, another nurse walked past me and said, “You can get it this time.” I told them I would. I walked into the room to find an 88 year old lady in bed complaining about the night and how she couldn’t sleep. I walked up to her bed, kneeled down next to it, and asked her if I could hold her hand, she said yes. She explained the difficulty she had been facing throughout the night over the next few minutes as I sat there in silence. While she was talking, I could sense a shift in the atmosphere