My Decision to Become a Nurse Essay

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My Decision To Become A Nurse Kimberly C The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N 3645 Transition to Professional Nursing Part A Jeanean Boyd, Ph. D., MSN, RN January 29, 2012 Online RN-BSN My Decision To Become A Nurse I have been a nurse for over twenty years, first as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) then as an Associate Degree Nurse (ADN). In this paper I will discuss why I became a nurse, what the essence of nursing means to me, my beliefs, my values and finally my future goals as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a Bachelors of Nursing Degree (BSN). Even though, I went into nursing looking for a quick career, I did develop a nursing philosophy. It is a …show more content…

Depending on the situation, the family or the significant other may need as much care and support as the patient themselves. The family and or significant other are the support system for the patient and in most cases will be responsible for the care and emotional support of the patient both at the hospital and at home. It is our duty to equip the family with the necessary education and understanding of how and what care the patient will need when they go home and how to correctly give that care. I believe that my fellow healthcare workers are all competent and caring individuals. I have worked beside them for many years and the care they give to their patients is of the highest quality. Many of these nurses go above and beyond in the nursing care and education they give to their patients daily. We have a wide variety of staff members with careers ranging from thirty years to new graduate nurses. Each one of the nurses has some individual talent or specialty that they share with their patients. Vision of the Future My two tear plan is to have completed the RN to BSN program. I currently work as a staff nurse on nights in the Newborn Nursery. I hope to transfer to the day shift and explore career opportunities that were not available to me as an RN with an Associate’s degree. I plan on continuing to work at Baylor Medical Center in Fort Worth. In five years I would like to pursue

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