Ever since I was a young child I have wanted to be a nurse. The older I have gotten, the feeling of wanting to be a nurse has only gotten stronger. When I began to work in a hospital and was constantly surrounded by nurses, I was often asked what type of nurse I would want to be. This was a question that I had never had a definite answer for, as I had always just known that I wanted to be a nurse. In completing this career research report I have been able to explore multiple careers that I may be interested in in the nursing field. I have learned the importance of looking into what personality traits would be required for a job that I would be interested in and comparing those personality traits to traits that I already possess. I …show more content…
The minimum schooling requirement for a nursing program is a bachelor 's degree in both education and nursing. The duties of a nursing professor would be to plan lessons, teach students, and supervise students while they were working in a clinical setting. Nursing professors often are required to work long hours due to the fact that they have to accompany nursing students while the students complete their clinical hours (“Nursing Instructors”). Nursing professors earn a much higher salary than a typical teacher but less money than a nurse. The average pay is around $60,000 dollars a year. The outlook for this job is a 14 percent growth in the next 10 years, which is a much higher growth rate than most other jobs (“Nursing Professor”). The typical workplace environment for people with this job would be on a college campus and in a hospital setting. While it is possible to work as both a nursing professor and a nurse at the same time, many nursing professors report that they spend all of their spare time planning lessons for their student and grading their students assignments (“Nursing Instructors”). Something that surprised me about this job is that on top of teaching classes, nursing professors also have to attend their student’s clinicals. Prior to doing this career report I assumed that students would either go to their clinicals alone and have a manager report to their teacher or that their would be a different person in
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For me nursing was not something that I initially intended to do as a career. During elementary school and into high school I contemplated many different career paths such as cosmetology, teaching, psychology, and forensics. It was not till the later years of high school that I started to notice my desire to help other individuals and love of science, health, and different disease processes. My desire to help people has originated from the admiration of my grandfather’s
The tasks of a nurse fascinates me; I have had several opportunities to observe nurses in hospitals and I find their work intriguing. I have always been interested in the health field and performing the jobs of a medical professional. Ever since the age of twelve, I have known I wanted to attend a university and pursue a career in the health field. I have always had an interest in my science courses, specifically biology and chemistry and have excelled in these areas. I want to be able to receive the best education possible and make my parents and community proud. I wish to do more for my community than just being a typical nurse and I will be able to do more by becoming a nurse practitioner.
For this paper, there are 2 interviews required that are related to the nursing careers. The two interviews that were conducted were from a Charge Nurse, and from a Head Nurse. Each of the interviews are discussed in detail below, separately.
Nursing is an excellent career choice, where an individual acquires great gratitude while attending to others necessities. If someone is constantly trying to improve themselves and wanting to be challenged in life, “as nurses, we face tremendous challenges and often see and do things that are extraordinary” (Ulrich xix). By becoming a registered nurse the individual will make a difference. Nursing allows an individual to continuously be benefiting a fellow human being, not only with the patient but with their families as well, having the opportunity to becoming someone especial in the patient’s life. Nursing is a
In order to become a registered nurse, there are education requirements to be met. Regardless if the degree is for MSN, BSN, AND, or a diploma, certain requirements must be met. Typically the BSN degree takes up to 4 years, ADN 2 to 3 years, and a diploma up to 2 years to complete, with additional schooling to earn a BSN. A MSN allows a combination of BSN and accelerated programs for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree. The courses required are anatomy, physiology,
Because of these changes, my interests in nursing have been influenced by circumstance. From the very beginning of my journey, I had a strong interest in becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), but because of the need to relocate for my husband’s job, becoming a CRNA was no longer an option due to location. After reevaluating my options, I have established a new interest in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, but because of my academic marathon and because of my age, I have also considered foregoing the additional education past a BSN. Other areas of interest include the Emergency Room, Cardiology, Critical Care, and Neurology. All of my career options interest me because they provide challenge and constant change. Hopefully the remainder of my academic journey will help solidify my ultimate career goal in the nursing profession.
Education is an important factor in nursing. Most obtain a Bachelor's degree take classes like chemistry, physiology, nutrition and of course anatomy and physiology. Other then taking classes some classes will
“When you’re a nurse you know that everyday you will touch a life or a life will touch yours” ("Home"). Pursuing nursing, specifically Registered Nursing (RN) was never a question, I have always known that is what I would become. Registered Nurses work for patient care, and explains and teaches patients about their health care needs. Nursing has been in my family now for three generations and I am here to carry out the legacy. It is important to understand the education and training requirements, skills and talents needed, salary benefits offered, and the duties when committing to this career.
The shortage of nurses has gradually increased throughout the years. This shortage has taken a toll on patients, prospective nursing students, and faculty members. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, “In 2012, United States nursing schools turned away 79,659 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs” (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2014, para. 5). Unfortunately, even though there is a high number of students wanting to enter the nursing field there are not enough instructors to educate and train the students properly due to the low pay incentive for nursing professors. According to Brown (2015), “Clinical settings offer higher salaries than
My dad has been living with seizure since 1980s caused by a traffic accident. Later, he was also diagnosed with Hepatitis C. As I was beside my dad in his journey, I had seen him gone into an ambulance whenever he had seizure attacks. I had witnessed his life going up and down with the disorder. My family was desperate to seek treatments in the hopes that would stop his seizure attacks. This was a difficult time in my family’s life and we wanted to give up at the time due to our financial problems. Fortunately, after we settled in the America, we were able to apply for a low-income families health care system. This enabled my parents to have checkups and access to the health care. As I began to help them with translation during doctor visits, my interest in health care enhances progressively. I was inspired by the work that the nurses and health care staffs perform toward my family members. Throughout their works, I learned that this profession requires extensive critical thinking, which is rooted in evidence based on practice and compassion. They 're really eager in their work and enthusiastic individual patient care not only for my family. These motivations lead me to developed my passion for providing a holistic and benevolent care such as nursing
Growing up my mother worked as a nurse which consequently built a strong respect as well as admiration for the profession. However, up until the day I left for college I never considered this career for me. As a last resort I made checklist to try and determine the major that best fit my aspirations for the future. Nursing immediately jumped out at me and since then I have been infatuated with the goal of becoming a nurse.
In order to learn more in depth about the characteristics that make up a successful nurse, I interviewed my female aunt who is a working, registered nurse in Arizona at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She is forty-six years old and has been a registered nurse for the past seventeen years after graduating with an associate’s degree. My aunt has had the pleasure of working and gaining experience in the areas of pediatrics, as well as in labor and delivery nursing. Just like my aunt, I have always had a passion for children and babies and would like to see myself working in similar areas someday. Although, I am open minded about broadening my nursing abilities and gaining experience from multiple different areas of nursing. Branching out into different
In life it is hard to know if the career chosen is the perfect fit. How does one know if he or she is going towards the right profession? Once I learned more about nursing and became a CNA I knew nursing was a good fit for myself. In this paper I will first, explain what brought me to the nursing profession then, the values of nursing and how they relate to my personal values and lastly, my personal goals and how they relate to nursing.
Many influences can draw a person to choose a pathway to their career. Three research articles are reviewed and will be discussed. The main points that are reviewed in all of the articles is altruism, the concern for the welfare of others, the ability to work with others, ability to travel, salary, knowing someone who is a nurse, career with many opportunities, job satisfaction and stability. Of the interviewed nursing students and registered nurses, job satisfaction was correlated with the interesting work an individual can do employed as a registered nurse. Some factors that were further examined did not have a strong impact on the decision of becoming a nurse but is still significant. For instance, working in health is a factor that persuaded some students to choose nursing. These individuals had the idea of working in healthcare but decided to study nursing to see their options. Another factor that is not as common is to study nursing based on a friend’s decision (Wilkes et al, 2014). Many of the study subjects also found that nursing is a rewarding career because it gives you a sense of purpose and allows you to make a difference in someone’s life. In other cases, nursing may be used as a stepping stone into another career like medicine, physiotherapy, or occupational therapy (Eley et al, 2012). On the other hand, certain individuals have always aspired to become a nurse. Other important factors include being a part of a team, a recommendation from someone, not being
I chose to be a nurse because this allows me to interact more with people. Nursing is a great profession; it allows people to influence and touch lives. I am willing to obtain this significant responsibility. I am keen to be there for the patients through illness, injury pain, loss, grieving, birth, growth, aging, and health. I consider myself as determined and vigorous. I have the desire and determination to accomplish my goal of being a nurse. I am also thoughtful, caring, and open. I believe that my desire and traits would reflect on me being a nurse and would make me successful one.