For this assignment, I had the opportunity to interview Samantha Hage De Reyes, family nurse practitioner, currently working at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) Health Center in Riverside, CA. Family nurse practitioners are described as health professionals with analytic skills for evaluating and providing evidence-based, patient-centered care across settings, and advanced knowledge of the health care delivery system (Hamric, Hanson, Tracy & O’Grady, 2014). My objective was to ask a series of questions pertaining to the role of a family nurse practitioner, challenges concerning this nursing role, opinions regarding the future of family nurse practitioners, and more. This interview was conducted over the phone, and it was a valuable opportunity to learn more about what it means to be a family nurse practitioner and to start thinking about what I want to achieve in my own
The nurse I chose to interview has been a family friend for a while, as she has worked closely with my mother for several years. She is the first nurse I met when I decided I was interested in going into the nursing field, and she is actually the person who encouraged me to apply to Truman State University’s nursing program. I was confident that she would be able to share her capacity of nursing knowledge and wisdom with me when I asked if I could interview her. I will expand on our interview which took place in her office at work throughout the next couple of pages, and to keep confidentiality, I will allude to her by her initials, J.W.
Since a very young age I have known that I belong in the medical field. While I wasn’t exactly sure what profession it would be in, I knew that I was called to care for and serve others. It wasn’t until I spent a good amount of time in the hospital and under went numerous surgeries due to a dirt bike accident that I knew a nurse was what I was meant to be. The nurses that cared for me had every quality I aspired to be and played a huge role in my healing process. They were patient, kind, compassionate, hopeful, diligent, selfless, gregarious, and their job challenged them every single day. While I know being a nurse is very stressful and demanding, the rewards of the job far exceed any tribulations. This is exactly why I want to pursue a career
The interview I conducted was based on the importance of the nurses in the exercise of ensuring quality in the delivery of services to the patients. The primary point of focus of the interview was of the roles nurses play in patients’ lives. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and discuss the findings from this meeting.
Throughout my entire life, I thought I knew what I wanted to do as my career. Even going into college I was deadest on getting my business degree in marketing and achieve my minor of fashion.
A health career is a career many want to pursue including myself. By being in this class I have learned so much. The interview I had with a Certified Nursing Assistant was beneficial because it cleared up many questions I had. She answered how to got there, how she is working her way up, and even likes and dislikes. A CNA might not do a lot of the things Nurses do but it is a great way to start. This way you can work and continue to expand your education in the health field.
In the interview the question about any advice she wanted to offer was asked, with a big smile on her face, I am sure, she responded that the field is “wide open” ("Nursing Informatics as a Career," 2011) she continued on to say, if you are a self-starter it
The APN leader interviewed for this paper is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP), Chery Arnett works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She began as a registered nurse in 1981, then in 2001earned her CNP title. She manages and cares for the ill neonate, collaborates with Neonatologist and Pediatricians to improve overall health outcomes. She provides support and assists ventilation, assists with deliveries both “normal” and high risk infants, provides care for the healthy newborns, also providing guidance to parents for caring for the “neonate” or healthy newborns. She is also responsible for assessments, orders, treatment plans, medications, and discharge of the infant. CNP’s provide initial, ongoing and comprehensive care, including managing patients with acute and chronic illness and diseases for both premature infants and term infants.
According to my interviewee, the Master’s graduate program as compared to the undergraduate program was more challenging but yet rewarding. This was attributed to the fact that she had a strong passion for informatics and wanted to obtain a higher level of education.
Leaders empower, educate, and inspire others to strive for further development in excellence along with creating opportunities. In addition, it takes a special kind of person in this life to see the value of an individual’s gifts. In the first place, I would like to begin on how I met this influential leader, Mrs. Sherry Reynolds. At my previous employment, Mrs. Reynold held a position as a Chief Nursing Officer in 2015. Moreover, Mrs. Reynold’s offered me the opportunity to be her nurse manager after several offers, on the contrary, was flattered, unsure of my leadership skills, but eventually accepted the management role. Consequently, intrusive disaccords arose in Mrs. Reynold’s life in which she had
It takes a lot to faze me, blood, guts and bodily fluids are of no exception. I'm looking into the health field, as a registered nurse. My ASVAB score pointed to more of a social and realistic career, which pointed to more health related careers. I'm currently in the Lycoming Career Technology Center for health careers and I'm in my third year. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in field and I knew it would be a Nurse. Being in any occupation of the health field isn't easy the same goes for nurses. Countless hours of college education, repetitive relearning classes, semi-high salary and long hours, doesn't sound fun for some, but for me, it sounds great.
I first want to thank you for the work you all do in keeping the units in the hospital staffed. I am hoping you can clarify and help me understand a situation that occurred Monday night with Raylene Colvin. Raylene, who is a CICU nurse and new off orientation this week was pulled to ED, and replaced in CICU with Christina Thomas, an ICU PRN nurse. When Raylene was a float, she was not ever orientated to ED and she states she had only functioned as a resource nurse twice while in the med/surg/tele float pool position. Raylene also states she took the role as resource on Monday night. Additionally, she was sent home in the middle of the night around 2 am, because ED no longer needed her while Christina worked in CICU. I am having a hard
The national league for nurses defines critical thinking in the nursing process as “a discipline specific, reflective reasoning process that guides a nurse in generating, implementing, and evaluating approaches for dealing with client care and professional concerns” (Kozier, 2008). This definition is imperative to help a nursing student learn how to think in terms of nursing care. Nursing students must achieve a comprehensive understanding of critical thinking in order to understand the nursing process. The purpose for this paper is for nursing students to learn how to use the nursing process, how to properly document their findings and assessments, and correctly implement APA formatting in a formal paper.
I experience two great learning opportunities, where my preceptor helped me understand how population requires unique care, different from inpatient nursing. The first example was of a mother who brings her disable son to the clinic and was having problems with the visiting nurse not showing up to the appointments on time. The mother explained that she works fulltime, attend school and do not have a home health aide all day. Her son is disable and so is her husband. When she provides the time for the visiting nurse to come to the house, she must be on time and not consistently late. As she is unable to sit around waiting to open the door, as the nurse is constantly late and keeps missing the scheduled time. The now causes the mother to have
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.