My Career As A Licensed Practical Nurse Essay

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Running head: PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY 1 I have been practicing the art of nursing since 1993. I started my career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), graduating with a diploma from Long Beach City College in California December of 1992. Compassion and caring were embedded into my philosophy during my LPN educational track. While the Registered Nurse population was being drilled to learn the books and problem solve, the LPN was being taught to learn the books, but to have an excellent, caring and compassionate bedside manner. In 2007 I received my Associate’s Degree from Cincinnati State Technical School. In 2010 I was accepted into the College of Mount Saint Joseph Bachelor of Science in Nursing cohort from Saint Elizabeth. In 2013 I graduated with my Bachelors. My career with Saint Elizabeth began in 2004 on the Orthopedic floor. After graduating with my Associates Degree I began to look for a career in a specialty area. I thought I wanted the Emergency Department, but ended up in the Endoscopy Department. I started as a staff nurse and have worked my way up to Assistant Nurse Manager. Definition of Advanced Practice Nursing The advanced practice nurse is a nurse with education that has gone beyond their graduate level degree demonstrating clinical expertise not only in the nurse patient client relationship to achieve optimal outcomes, but also the ability to problem solve using evidence-based research. The advanced practice nurse will further the scope of practice by

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