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.
“Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.” There was a girl who had always wanted to become one of importance, education, and also a contributor in her community. She feels that this occupation will assist her in living comfortably, providing for her family, and will be something she will enjoy doing. The career of a Registered Nurse is a challenging and important career, because of the importance one holds within a community. The research will describe the career of a Registered Nurse, what is required to become a successful, and the impact this career has on society.
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
Nursing as a profession is an incredibly varied field, with as many opinions on how and why as there are nurses. It is therefore incumbent on each nurse to determine what aspects of nursing research and history will influence her practice. This work is presented as a Professional Nursing Mission Statement for the author. In the following pages, the governing bodies, ethical code, professional traits, nursing theorist and theory, and historical figure that guide personal nursing practice are presented with scenarios demonstrating their effects. Providing the building blocks for an individual approach to nursing will result in a deeper understanding of practice.
The roal of public health nursing is to promote and protect the health of the population. This proactive approach does not limit their scope of practice to health concerns of individuals but also to developing and implementing programs and policies that help enhance the health of populations. The role of public health nurses is to focus on population centered care with the outcome of promoting health, preventing disability and disease, and improving the quality of life. An effective public health nurse is able to evaluate assessment data to define population diagnoses and set priorities accordingly. They can also serve as advocates for individuals and families in the population to develop policies, access resources, and protect their
In the corner of the small hospital room stood a shy little girl. “You shouldn't be in here, honey”, my mother said as she nudged me out of the room where my grandfather lay dying. At the time, I couldn't understand the enormity of the situation. Ignorant to what was happening around me, my innocent mind fled with curiosity. The beeping of the machines and the soft quick steps of nurses captivated my attention. I was fascinated with this strange new world. This is the moment that sparked my desire to become someone great; a nurse.
“What surprises me the most is that I love it as much as I do,” Liz told me. Today, Liz is the nurse manager of a neuroscience unit in a hospital, but for a while, she had no idea what she wanted to do. Nursing was a possibility here and there, but it never struck her as something she could be good at until her twenties, when her son was born. Looking back, Liz remembers all of the struggles she has had along the way, but recognizes that each one has only brought her closer to where she wants to be. Every day on the job may be stressful, but every one gives her another reason to love what she does. It is the challenges she has faced in her profession that motivate her to be the best nurse she can be.
This is essay is going to examine the principles of nursing and health. In order to do this it must look at the concept of health then describe the dimensions that make up health. Secondly, an adult individual will be chosen in order to discuss the determinants that affect their health. It will then go on to explain the underpinning professional, ethical and legal principles that would be taken into consideration if the individual were to require nursing care. Finally, it will identify how carrying out this assignment has informed the writers personal concept of nursing.
This assignment will present a nursing care study of a patient on a cardiac ward. The patient will be referred to as Ann to maintain confidentiality (NMC, 2008). Ann’s consent was gained prior to starting this care study. The care study will be developed using the Nursing process and the Roper, Logan and Tierney model. These will both be outlined. The assignment will focus on the assessment process and one problem identified during the assessment and the nursing care which followed this.
The nursing profession is a challenge. As a nurse, you must remember every day that you can both alleviate suffering patients by administering treatment prescribed by a doctor and by a good word and a smile. For a good nurse it should not matter how hard the day was, how much trouble it encountered, but must remember the core values of the profession and why he/she chose this profession. Nurses play an important role in the health
My preceptorship is at an urgent care center in Pearland. As it is urgent care instead of a primary care office, the experience of the patients is different in many ways. Upon entering the clinic, there is a basic but equipped a waiting room and a front desk staffed with two administrators. The patient I observed was a middle aged, Latina woman who came to the clinic by car with her husband. The first person she spoke with was the front desk staff who helped her with registration and gave her the paperwork to fill out. She was given Spanish language forms because she was primarily Spanish speaking. It took around 20 minutes for her to fill out all of the paperwork and complete the registration process. While doing this she was sitting in
The introduction of various technologies in the past two decades has improved patient care and provide opportunity for patient involvement in their care. Example of such technologies are; computer, EHR, smart phones, Pyxis, telephones, and pagers to mention but a few. Technology encourages patient’s continuity of care, create an opportunity for similar health practices, procedures across the globe especially in developed countries that can afford the cost. These technologies serve as a good learning and teaching resources for the health care providers. In addition, the patients benefit from this teaching and learning resources include; obtaining relevant health information, preventive measures, home remedies for simple conditions such as common cold, also education on the signs and symptoms about the illnesses and the knowledge acquired
My Grandma Ruth didn’t know she wanted to be a nurse until she was seventeen, but she always enjoyed caring for others; therefore, nursing was an obvious career to ponder. She grew up and went to high school in Charles City, Iowa. After she graduated from high school she went to University of Iowa to study in nursing and became an RN (registered nurse), and according to All Nursing Schools, an RN is a “multiple-role nurse who monitor[s] and provide[s] for patients while also working with large medical teams in times of need” (All Nursing Schools). From graduating college, she searched for different places to work until she finally ended up back in Charles City and
Throughout the pages of recorded history, nursing has been integrated into every facet of life. A legacy of human care has progressed throughout the years, responding to psychological, social, environmental, and physiology (Cherry and Jacob, 2014, Chapter 1). From prehistoric period to nursing in the twenty-first history, nursing has evolved magical beliefs and unorganized caring process into a knowledgeable scientific profession. From a primitive belief, the use of herbs, roots and vegetables contributed to the belief of casting evil spirit which was helping a patient move to an upper level of wellness. As time evolved, with the help of technology, nursing developed into a more scientific profession combined with science and caring behaviors. Between this gaps, people as Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale set the principle and the basic knowledge in the areas of nursing practice in terms of maintaining a clean surrounding and having a rich education in nursing. Nowadays, nursing has divided into many branches such as labor nurse, military nurse, hospice nurse, home health nurse and many more with one ultimate purpose to promote health for the well-being of those who cannot help themselves. In order to achieve this goal, nurses will continue to expand their roles and explore new areas of practice and leadership. This paper will discuss the nature behind nursing and what it truly takes to be a nurse.