Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, once said, “I attribute my success to this:—I never gave or took an excuse.” That is an outlook on life I try to live up to. I have had a few set backs in my college career to keep me from achieving my goal of becoming a Registered Nurse. I could have easily given up on my dream but I took those hardships and turned them into fuel to keep going. My father suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiac arrest when I first started college. It completely flipped by life upside down. I spent weeks at a time in the hospital with him. Seeing him go in and out the hospital for years reaffirmed my need to become a nurse and help others like how those nurses took care of my father. Once I
In order to reach one’s goal, the goal should be well defined, firm and the individual must be completely committed to attaining it. Pursuing a career as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner has always been my driving goal throughout all my education and training since the age of seventeen. Over the past three years working within a Surgical Inpatient unit as a Registered Nurse, I have become aware of the lack of community resources and access to health care available in rural areas. This has inspired me apply to the University of Western Ontario’s Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program for the fall of 2014. After completing my Bachelor of Science of Nursing at the University of Western Ontario, I am certain that no other
To the Honorable Judge David Branstool, Christina G. Rossetti states, "For there is no friend like a sister, in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands." My name is Alyssa Snedden. I am nineteen years old and work as a Nurse Aide for the Inn at Chapel Grove. As Hailey's youngest sister, I have always looked up to her. Hailey has always provided me with love and understanding; therefore, I shall do the same in return during this bump in the road. She has never been the type of person to do anything that would cause our parents disappointment or heartbreak. These past couple months have been hard on our family but at the end of
Introduction I was recently fortunate enough to speak with Carri Montgomery, who lists her title as the Director of the Women’s and Newborn Center for Platte Valley SCL Health. Platte valley use to be community owed and they recently joined Sister’s of Charity which includes; Good Samaritan, Lutheran, and Saint Joseph Hospital. The purpose of this interview was to interview someone where I could see myself working in what they are doing later in my career. With this interview I hoped to learn what it took for Ms. Montgomery to be in the position she is today. Also, get advice from her to see what where the things she recommended I could do when I graduate from Metropolitan State University (MSU) in 2019. It was beneficial to interview her
I interviewed Beverly Stark. She works for Health Partners Hospice and Palliative Care as a hospice registered nurse (RN). The setting of her work varies. It is wherever her patient lives, which can range from a hospital, long term care, or in the patient’s home. She emphasized the importance of
Currently, as a Resident Assistant becoming a direct representation of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Resident Life is important because I am now more of an influential standard for my peers to follow. As a result, the ways in which I act and carry myself, have become more positive and have enabled me to further understand my capacity as an overall leader. As a student who aspires to become a lawyer, the experiences and qualities I have learned from my fall and spring semester, as a Resident Assistant, has allowed me to grow tremendously. For instance, the position required me learning how to be a better leader. I learned how to be a more adaptive, dependable, communicative, organized, and culturally aware team player. It is for
This quote reminds me of my experience as a CNA with a hospice patient who always argued with staff and was loud enough to elicit complaints from the other patients. Although she was not physically aggressive, she would use foul language and would sometimes spit at staff. As her caregivers, we did not share all of our experiences with her daughter, a day shift nurse at the same workplace. She was the sweetest and most dedicated nurse I have known. During shift change in the morning, her daughter would talk to us to see how her mother did that night and would apologize for her mother’s behavior and thank us for our help. This went on for a few months and one night the patient used the call light so many times. My co-worker even counted; the
I’ve never imagined myself actually taking a CNA class as a junior in high school. Since elementary I always said I wanted to become a doctor, and after maturing and researching how long it would take, I changed my mind. So therefore I set my goal to either become a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner. When I found out I met the credentials for this class, I went for it and encouraged my fellow friends to join as well.
When I was about 6 years old, my family and I were driving down the road going to the store. On the way there I saw approximately 20 men in orange jumpsuits picking up trash on the side of the road. “Mom,” I said, “That's what I want to do when I grow up, I want to help clean the earth!” Now it had not occurred to me yet that those people on the side of the road were convicted felons. Nevertheless, my parent’s reactions were priceless. After they had explained what the reality situation, and my embarrassment had passed, one thing didn't change. When I grew up I wanted to help the world become a better place.
My Nursing Journey I once heard someone say, “Find something you love to do and you’ll always be successful.” If you want to be in a field where you are continually learning, nursing would be the top pick. This paper will reflect the journey I have taken from Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) with the incorporation of my learning objectives from my clinical course.
As nurses we all bring our own values and beliefs to the job whether or not we intend to, it happens. I place large amounts of value on family and friends. These are the people you can call on for support. I know that without the support
A recent nursing graduate seeking for a role to utilise my effective communication and interpersonal skills, medical theoretical knowledge and compassion to develop partnerships with individuals to ultimately help and make positive changes to their lives and to your hospital. In addition, seeking to consolidate and expand my clinical skills as a new graduate nurse in the perioperative program. I believe that I am honest, hard-working, professional, dedicated to learning and strives to provide high-quality best patient care in fast-paced environments.
In five years my life will be completely different than it is now. I'll be around twenty three years old just starting my job as an RN nurse probably in the emergency department, hopefully for the kids. To get here, though I would need my bachelors in science and nursing not an associate since, associate degrees aren't as common in nursing anymore then like they are used to be. The jobs along the way will not be fun for the first couple years is going to be nothing but pushing dead bodies around, probably butt wiping people who can't anymore, and from my dad caring body parts that fell off from whatever. I'll hate most of it, but to get where I want i will endure all of the pain and suck it up because I am going to one day be a pediatrician.
I actually have a similar experience like you. I have a patient during my first semester that she was constantly in nervous/panic mood and always talk about how she wants to go home. I remembered the previous shift nurse and the nurse I followed have the same expressions and saying
Nursing “Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter´s or sculptor´s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God´s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.” Spoken by a true nurse, Florence Nightingale; a pioneer of nursing and a reformer of hospital sanitation methods.