It was very challenging to do much of anything because my body was so weak from the hit and from being on medication. I was not put on a catheter, so anytime I needed to use the restroom I had to wait for a nurse to come to my room and put a bedpan under me. It was a very uncomfortable situation because I don’t even change or use the restroom in front of my dog and now these people, who are complete strangers, are watching me while I use the restroom. My last day at the hospital was very hard. I had to go to physical therapy, where I had to hop up several steps only using my left leg and railing to help me. It may not seem like it was hard but when your body is so weak it is. When the nurses brought in the crutches for me to use I was so weak
I was a young mother of one, working 12 hour night shifts at the local trauma hospital and taking a crack at college to improve the future for me and my child. I can recall leaving work and heading straight to my Friday morning class. I only had four more hours, I can do this I would tell myself. A book hadn’t touched my hands in quite a while. With all the anxiety I had constructed about returning to school, actually having to pick up a book, read it, and write about it were very intimidating task. However, I was strong-minded, determined to accomplish my goal of one day becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Learning to write academic papers is meaningful because I have had the realization that the fear and anxiety swelling inside
It took all that I had not to empty my stomach onto the floor right then and there. I knew what I was getting into, volunteering to be a nurse in this war. I knew all the hardships a nurse could face. I knew I had the possibility of seeing friends and family members in the hospital tents. What I didn’t know was how much I would see the first day. I’m not a squeamish person, but then again, I’ve never been around this much of the crimson liquid that flows through our veins. I’ve also never been around this many people. It was a wonder that all these tents could fit up to one thousand beds. It was even more tragic that all of the beds were filled every day.
For the past three years I have been employed at Property Pro's as an independent contractor. I have experience being a leader, motivating others, being creative, and working in a team. Although I love my current role, I feel I’m now ready for a more challenging occupation which is why I have chosen nursing. I attended WITC while I was in high school to receive my Certified Nursing Assistant. I used these skills at IRIS, where I worked for 6 months with an elderly woman. I started the Pre-Nursing Program in Spring 2015. I had taken a semester off so I could work to be able to afford college. I have loved attending college so far and look forward to my adventure at WITC throughout the next two
As a member of the Texas D.O. pre-med organization at UT I was able to shadow a Dr. Georgeanne Freeman, DO, owner of the Downtown Doctors clinic. In the exam room I could immediately tell that Dr. Freeman had a close relationship with her patients. The first few minutes were spent talking about the patient's life, family, or hobbies. Easing medicine into the conversation made the patients feel more comfortable with the visit. This was the first time I witnessed the compassionate physician-patient relationship that I’ve envisioned myself sharing with my patients. What motivates me to become a D.O., is that the whole-person approach to medicine advocates D.O.’s to have interpersonal relationship with patients, which I witnessed with Dr. Freeman.
I cannot imagine how Ms. Nightingale and her teams can handle the situation like that. She is the pioneer and mentor for us. It is our duty to continue her spirit no matter what nursing we choose. Yet, we continue what she built such as improve sanitary condition, prevention of disease and health promotion. The reading from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports that, now the problem that we have in the community is multiple chronic diseases because a lot of life died because of it (which is so true). Please share with me, if anyone of you knows how public health nurses handle this current issue. Because for two years I work as a nurse, only 1 patient whom I met had only 1 disease. If I think about it, there is a big responsibility for us as
Today I wasn’t able to start an IV and I was a little sad about that as usual; by the time I reached the floor most was done, or I was in a procedure while another one was being done. Its always a case of bad luck with me, but I will be able to practice tomorrow in class so at least that will be beneficial. So I can be successful on my first one as a student nurse. I've done one before when I was a medical assistant at Any Lab Test Now, but that was years ago. But I am excited to say that I was in the operating room finally, and that made my day. I had the opportunity to be present during a laparoscopic tubal ligation. It almost made me decide to switch my major to surgical technician. I was wanted to remain out the way and only used when needed.
I had many questions, concerns, and doubts about the career path that I was choosing to peruse my future on, after coming to Baker College everything seemed to clearer. All of my questions were answered. My concerns and doubts were becoming clear day by day. Once I stepped into this class, I started learning more about the nursing degree, experiences, knowledge, and role of the nurse. I also got my all questions answered for the current students in the program.
The definition of a nurse is “a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital.” I chose this career just based off of my experience with a nurse, watching her care for a family member of my own. She inspired me to become someone that loved and cared for every person I met. This career would suit me in my personality; I am a people person and always have something to talk about. I want to be able to make an impact on every patient that I come across no matter how little or small.
“You’re going to get bored.” was the response my previous employer and family gave when I accepted the Finance Director position at a community health clinic. Yet any job can be mundane if not innovatively shaped by arising opportunities. Unlike my previous auditing position which had less concrete hours, plenty of travel, and a variety of clients, this job was a standard Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm, and no travel position in which I focus all my effort on one organization. I knew this organization was not the final stop on my career journey but it was an important stepping-stone along the way. As a bonus, the Finance Director position combined my skills and passion for helping others in a way auditing could not.
When I joined this program, I decided that I wanted to become a nurse but I wasn't so certain on what type of nurse I wanted to become. I thought about becoming a pediatric, neonatal, oncology or a psychiatric nurse. But I did not know which field best suited me. Eventually, I signed up for work based learning so I can shadow nurses and help others so that I can see which field I wanted to pursue. When I was interning at Rehab where all the physical and occupational therapists were at, I completely forgot about nursing and I wanted to be either a physical or a occupational therapist. But I thought that I was too weak to be a physical therapist. So I shut that thought down. So I told myself that I could always be a nurse since either way I
When I first became a nurse, the floor I worked on was wonderful. Every nurse took the time to answer questions and didn’t make you feel stupid for your questions. But, over time these same nurses had a shift in their attitudes to new nurses. The floor was having a high turnover right and we always had student nurses on the floor. Some became down right mean to the new nurses and the student nurses. These seasoned nurses would either not answer the nurses or make a joke of them. The new nurses would only go to certain nurses with questions and if those nurses were not there they would just figure it out. I became one of the nurses that these nurses would come to. They need someone that they can ask question and not feel that they would
“When I grow up I am going to be a nurse.” Since I was was ten I knew I was going to be a nurse. I was going to graduate from high school and attend college with a nursing degree and live out my life as a nurse. I was so sure that nursing was the only thing that I wanted to do. However, my first semester of college has led me to question my goals and passions. In high school, I was driven to achieve at the highest level. I joined almost every club extending from theater to the National Honor Society in order to help pad my college and scholarship applications. I took dual credit classes and took extra classes in order to achieve a college prep certificate. When graduation day finally arrived I had won many scholarships and had got my acceptance letter to Truman. Over the summer, I planned what my life was going to be like on
Hi everyone, I am Marygrace Haydock from Baltimore, MD. I graduated on March 26, 1992, Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in the Philippines. I started working in the U.S.A since 1995. I began working in New York for two years; then I moved to South Carolina for a year. I permanently stayed in Baltimore, where I found my passion in a geriatric population. My clinical experiences in a rehabilitation setting such as acute care, sub-acute, I.C.U. (Intensive Care Unit), home care and outpatient setting. I compassionately assisted my clients and expertly customized conventional physical therapy techniques with debilitating conditions such as neurologic, vascular, orthopedic, head injuries, Parkinson’s disease, dementia vestibular, lymphedema, dialysis, chronic wounds,
In this paper I would like to discuss important interactions I had with different nursing staffs and how these nurses showed esthetics knowing and personal knowing in the treatment of my grandmother and how these two patterns of knowing are intertwined. This hospital experience and the nursing I witnessed has definitely impacted me and has guided me to where I am today in the nursing program.