As a first generation Asian American, choosing a career path was not as easy as it may have been for others. As a child I remember always wanting to nurse the people around me back to health, whether it be as simple as putting a Band-Aid on a wound or trying to emotionally comfort friends. Most importantly I remember caring for my progressively sickening mother. At that moment, nursing became a daily necessity instead of a future career option. I never thought that caring for my mother as a child would have shaped my career path as much as it did. When I turned 16, my mother stayed in the hospital for quite some time. A distinct connection was made when my mother had a fainting spell while at the hospital. At this time while the nurses were holding my hand to comfort me and explaining what was happening to my mother, I was able to witnessed firsthand how nurses reassure patients and families during their most vulnerable times. I became overwhelmed by their empathy, concern, and dedication to my mother and I. This is when I knew that I wanted to be what the nurses were to my mother.
I believe that nursing combines my characteristics of resilience, empathy, intuition, compassion, and intellect into something that benefits people everyday. My perception of nursing is that nurses lead with passion and purpose and …show more content…
After obtaining my degree I would like to start as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room. This is where I feel that I can best practice the newly acquired skills that I have gained while at the university of Louisville. It is also where I am most familiar because of my current job as a Emergency Department Scribe. My unwavering thirst for knowledge and my desire to share that knowledge has provided me with unlimited determination to get to this
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Wide reaching, nurses significantly outnumbered physicians as providers of health care often having utmost vast reach remoteness to underserved communities. Having personally lived in one of the underserved communities in my hometown Western Africa before moving to the United States of America and my life calling to be a nurse from a young age with the deep desire to make a difference. I plan to contribute and continue to contribute immensely to the underserved communities by delivering quality health care to remote regions around the world. I do volunteer service at several clinics in the Atlanta area with many well-known Emory physicians that care for homeless and underserved populations, these volunteer experiences provide me with opportunities and fulfillment to develop added headship skill and experience to meet my daily patients, needs.
Tell us why you decided to apply to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition, share with us the academic, extracurricular, or research opportunities you would take advantage of as a student. If applicable, provide details of any circumstance that could have had an impact on your academic performance and/or extracurricular involvement.
After graduating Anacortes High school I plan on attending a four year private liberal arts university. I will be pursing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing leading to a career as a Registered Nurse. My main interest is a specialty in pediatrics. Following a month stay at Children's Hospital after enduring emergency surgery and a difficult recovery I decided nursing is what I'm meant to do. The nurses inspired me, and I hope that I can help a family and child in the same way that they helped
Nursing is a noble profession that will help me expand my horizon by letting me focus outside of myself and my self-interest. By focusing outside of myself, I will get to be an advocate for people’s health and a humanitarian who will have a chance to see the other aspect of medical
I am passionate of becoming a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. I got inspired to work in this field when I interned at hospitals such as the Veterans and at Community Regional Center in the children's clinic. I have always worked with children and like being part of their lives. Ever since I volunteered at Storey Elementary After school Program with kids on their homework, it assured me that working with children is what makes me happy. I want to impacts others lives positively. I am serious about my career path and I take every advantage to learn more about it. This was one of the reasons why I had taken part of the UCSF Doctors Academy program, because I wanted to learn more about the health profession and be exposed to it. Being part of the
Nursing has always been a natural choice for me. From the time I was a little girl I received satisfaction and enjoyment from providing care for my great-grandmother, ensuring my elderly neighbor wasn’t lonely, various forms of problem solving and all things science related. Compassion, care and critical thinking are merely
Foremost, I am drawn to nursing from experiencing the lack of quality healthcare available throughout society, often to the people who need it the most. Growing up in rural China, I have witnessed the negative effects of a faulty healthcare system on children, adults, and even a whole community. I find it appalling that people are suffering and dying from preventable diseases, due to a lack of access to medical facilities, or when individuals are unable to seek adequate health care because of
For my Oral History Project, I interviewed Dope Accoley-Tossah, my mother, on her nursing career. During the interview, she had a lot of great things to say. One of the topics she talked about was having to grow up with her parents in Togo. She stated that both her parent’s jobs had to do with business and her father was a factor in her decision to become a nurse. Since her father was the city’s director of the Red Cross organization, he partially cajoled her into becoming a nurse. This in fact paid off as she went on to volunteer at Red Cross and studied there until she obtained her certificate. She even quoted “Now I have the desire to do those kinds of jobs.” Her quote kind of inspires me to stay aware of my interests, since it might lead
Her long-life dream was to become a Neonatal Nurse, but there was one problem, the odds of a Hispanic women living in a poor country becoming a nurse in such a high position as a career to pursue was unlikely. This has yearned me to keep my mother’s dream alive and to become someone like my mother who has overworked for me and my brother days and nights just to keep a speck of food in the fridge. As a result of my mother’s life, she has shaped me into becoming a reinforced, passionate, and resourceful woman that is able to take on life’s challenges.
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse that has additional education and training in diagnosing and treating illnesses in specialty areas such as family, geriatric, neonate, or pediatrics. Nurse Practitioners prescribe medication, which usually RN’s cannot do, as well as treat illnesses and administer physical exams. Nurse practitioners have a master's degree or doctorate in nursing and board certification in their specialty. A pediatric NP has higher education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens than an RN. As licensed nurse practitioners, NPs follow the policy and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state in which they work. As health care shifts away from the traditional hospital setting to within
Currently I am working as a Registered Nurse in the adult medical intensive care unit. A job in advanced practice will be different from the current job in many ways. I will acquire the skills and competencies required for an advance practice through my master’s level education and clinical experience. The population of focus of my care will change from adults to all ages of the lifespan. I can provide health care to all members of the family and can focus even more on health promotion and disease prevention strategies. Advance practice in a primary care area will help to identify the resources of a family as a single unit, will assist me to help families in attaining the optimal level of health. The scope of practice will change,
While deciding on the career that I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life, I began looking at job availability and job security. Nursing fulfills both criteria as it is a job that is in high demand and will always be needed in the world, especially in hospitals and nursing care facilities such as nursing homes or rehabilitation centers. One thing that inspired me to become a nurse is that fact that my mother is a nurse. She has always been employed and has had the opportunity to see the functionality of nursing at many different levels and job settings. Always feeling secure about a career choice is something that I value deeply because it ensures me that I will always be able to find a way to provide for myself and my future family.
I became a bilingual when my and I move the United States. I was born in India speaking Gujarati as my premier language. I can speak three languages including Gujarati , Hindi , and English. I used my bilingual skills when I am volunteering or working to help the staff understand what the person wants.
Growing up, I knew of my father being in the Navy as well as one of my uncles. I would hear their stories of travel and camaraderie, it always inspired me. As I came of age, I knew that I would only do one thing when I graduated high school, it would be to enlist in the Navy. I was lucky enough to be in NJROTC in high school to earn the E3 rank right out of boot camp and also have the network to get what I wanted included in my active duty contract, which included becoming a Navy Corpsmen. I also enjoyed traveling and the camaraderie that my father and uncle enjoyed.
I am interested in the Nurse Scholars Program at Michigan State University because I believe that nursing is my vocation. Being accepted into a nursing program will mean more to me than a piece of paper that reads B.S.N or a job in the medical field. From a childhood filled with stories my grandmother would tell of her experiences as an Emergency Room nurse to spending countless hours of my own time volunteering on the Post-OP floor in the same hospital, I know that to live a life devoted to helping others is the life I have been called to live. The Nurse Scholars Program would mean an opportunity for a clear path to a career that I have been passionate about my entire life.