Nursing Career Paper

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Nursing has become a harder profession to get into. It is one of the most rewarding professions out there in the world. A patient wants to be reassured that the person taking care of them knows what they are talking about, and know what to do when the time comes. Nursing is more than just helping people get better. It is a livelihood that a registered nurse can be proud of achieving. The nursing field is bigger than most know about. There are hospital nurses, there are nursing home nurses, school nurses, etc. The possibilities are endless for a person who has an RN. For myself, I would like to become per diem; a nurse that would be all over the hospital. I would become this type of nurse because I believe in helping every floor …show more content…

Chemotherapy is administered by mouth or by a needle injection into the blood stream. Sometimes patients are given a shot in the spinal fluid to ‘attack’ the cancerous cells surrounding the surface of the brain and the spinal cord. Chemotherapy is usually given three to four weeks apart, and the drugs used are usually combined with other drugs for effectiveness. (Detailed Guide: Lymphoman, Non-Hodgkin Type Chemotherapy, 2007) Radiation therapy is usually used with chemotherapy. The best effect is in the early stages of non-Hodgkin lymphoma; it responds very well towards the radiation. It uses high energy rays to kill the cancerous cells. (Detailed Guide: Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Type Radiation Therapy, 2007) With any kind of treatment there are side effects which usually the patient is not afraid of if it means more time; if it means staying alive. To achieve becoming an oncology nurse I know it will be difficult. First I need to get through nursing school. Just getting through nursing school will be an achievement. So many nursing students drop it as a major because all it does is get harder from the previous year. I do not mind because I like challenges. I would like to, at first, be a per diem so I can get a feel for the whole hospital and do my service to others who need me also. I would then need to go for my oncology certification. To do so,

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