Witnessing the patience, strength, and compassionate attributions that nurses convey within their care was remarkable. Having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of another human being was a very overwhelming and humbling experience for me. Therefore, these encounters set the foundation towards my pursuit of a nursing career.
In today’s healthcare system, nursing is a challenging field as a result of rapid technological advances and changes in healthcare policies. As a dedicated nursing professional, with a great passion for learning, I strive to stay on top of these changes. I am determined to increase my knowledge to be an instrumental part of providing quality healthcare. The demands of nursing are high; however the rewards are even higher. Nursing requires both a supreme understanding of the science of health, and a caring bedside manner befitting only those who seek a position of such a personal involvement in the well-being of a patient. Academically, I will put forth all of
Being a nurse not only means compassion, dedication, and intelligence, but the profession also requires endurance, personal sacrifice, and the need for continuous education. I have learned that nurses are some of the most caring and selfless people that anyone will ever meet. Nurses are more than willing to complete challenging tasks and care for others in a way that the majority of people are unwilling to. I am driven to bring all of these qualities into my role as a future nurse practitioner, which is why I am committed to pursuing my Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Shortly after beginning my nursing career at one of the most prestigious public nursing schools in Georgia, I recognized the significance of being a well-rounded student to become an individual who cares for the public. I wanted to embody a person who has the brains, the heart, the passion, and love for nursing. I had the privilege to work alongside fellow nursing students,
As I prepare for my first classes in nursing school, I recognize my unique position to examine the values that I will bring into my nursing career. Without any experience, my values remain relatively unshaped regarding healthcare. In contrast, the values of nurses who have already accumulated a variety of experiences tend to be more nuanced and informed. For this exercise, I met with one of these experienced nurses—CC, a cardiac-catheterization laboratory nurse who just welcomed her third child. Together, CC and I explored the differences in our upbringings, how we were each sucked into nursing, and how our values have changed throughout different life experiences. Above all, I intended to delve into the story of her fifteen-year career in order to discover how an experienced nurse philosophizes patient care.
Nursing can be a demanding career, but the benefits far much outweigh the challenges. Most importantly, it’s the rewards it offers by allowing an opportunity to make a difference in another person’s life through the provision of care when they need it. Just as Patricia Benner theorized in her book “Novice to Expert,” nursing encompasses both educational knowledge and extensive clinical experience acquired throughout one’s career. This far, I continue to acquire knowledge and clinical knowhow which will promote proper and efficient care to patients. Since I began practicing one year ago in a long-term healthcare facility, I have interacted with patients, families, physicians and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate patient’s care which has enabled me to gain confidence in myself. While I cannot deny that it was difficult to transition from a student to a licensed nurse, I learnt to overcome these challenges and focus on my strengths. Practicing as an LPN has provided a platform to learn and gain experience even though the duties and responsibilities are limited by the scope of practice.
Through my Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) educational journey, my nursing vision expanded exponentially creating a desire not only for more knowledge and skill, but also producing an understanding of lifelong learning commitments. Ever-changing technology is leading health care into the future with a demand for evidence-based practices to ensure safe care delivery, creating more opportunities for nurses to lead patients, families, and communities toward improved health practices. Essentials l, ll, lll, lV, V, lX Last November, I was offered an Administrative Supervisor position with my current employer, and I accepted. By doing so, I have had the opportunity to work in a multitude of capacities fostering self-growth,
Amber Steel was a registered nurse for twelve years. She started out as a Certified Nurse Assistant working in a Nursing home, she later returned to school to become a Registered Nurse. Amber has had experience in the Emergency room, with Home Health and supervising, as well as engaging on the Medical Surgical floor. She enjoys Nursing because she is fond of assisting individuals and their families. Amber particularly liked the emergency room, although she believed that it takes a considerable amount of energy and was stressful. She also lover working on the Medical Surgical floor, where she assisted the elderly. It was also a blessing for her to meet people from different cultures.
Many nurses have and continue to sacrifice many things to be able to work in something they truly believe in. Just as they think they see the light at the end of the tunnel, another sacrifice is asked from them. They spend countless days and nights studying in order to be able to acquire the necessary level of education that is needed to earn the title of “Nurse.” Once they are incorporated into the medical field they have to work long hours, weekend and many holidays. They put their careers before anything else and at times in before their family. They work in the shadows and very little recognition is bestowed upon them. They put up with all this because they are firm believers on that they are making a change in the lives of their patients.
In life one has to take risks in order to bring forth a vision to life. Through risk taking, Faye G. Abdellah achieved her inner most dreams which was furthering the science of nursing research. Faye was a pioneer nursing researcher that helped transform nursing theory, nursing care and nursing education. In 1960, she was influenced by the desire to promote patient-centered comprehensive nursing care. Abdellah described nursing as a service to individuals, to families and therefore to the society. She was a rebel from the start in her efforts to promote nursing. Through time, she learned to disguise her rebellious leadership methods under the title “politically correct.” Even when faced with setbacks Faye continued to persevere and thrive for change (Houser & Player, 2004).
Reflecting over the past thirty plus years of my nursing career, my philosophy of nursing has been more defined from when I started in the undergraduate nursing program. Florence Nightingale once said that “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter 's or sculptor 's work; for what is that having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God 's spirit?” (Nightingale, 2010). I consider nursing as a work of art. Nightingale’s belief in the nursing profession has been an inspiration to me throughout my career. I interpret her quote as meaning that as nurses, we study the patient and his environment from a holistic approach and then provide unique individualized care based on our study of every detail
As a novice nursing student, I am just beginning to piece together this puzzle. What I mean to say is, I have previous experience of what it takes to dedicate your life to provide quality care for a person, but I lack the clinical proficiency of the nursing process. My inclination to learn and to thus far overcome any clinical obstacle has been successful due to my previous experience in the medical field. With the vast competition in the nursing field, I am willing to rise to the occasion and bring forth the confidence needed in the classroom and clinical setting by incorporating it into becoming a rising
In many ways nursing is not a profession like any other profession. It is a special profession in the sense that it requires a person to place the needs of others before one’ own needs. Nursing is actually the very heart of
In life one has to take risks in order to bring forth a vision to life. Through risk taking, Faye G. Abdellah achieved her inner most dreams of furthering the science of nursing research. Faye was a pioneer nursing researcher that helped transform nursing theory, nursing care, and nursing education. In 1960, she was influenced by the desire to promote patient-centered comprehensive nursing care. Faye described nursing as a service to individuals, to families and therefore to the society. She was a rebel from the start in her efforts to promote nursing. Through time, she learned to disguise her rebellious leadership methods under the title “politically correct.” Even when faced with setbacks Faye continued to persevere (Houser & Player, 2004).