My first Nursing Career goal is to complete my education here at St. Francis College to obtain my Bachelors of Science in Nursing and to pass my NCLEX exam. After passing the NCLEX I would like to work as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in or around New York City. While working as a Registered Nurse I would like to gain experience in the field to finally decide what aspect of Nursing I would like to specialize in. My overall goal right now, is to work as an RN and to go back to school to become a Nurse Anesthetist. Within my career my goals are to do my job to the best of my ability. I want to help as many patients as I possibly can and make their experience in the hospital the best it can be.
Google states that a nurse is a "person who is trained to care for the sick and or infirm, especially in a hospital;" however, after my experience in the ER I realized that a nurse was much more than that. When I went to the hospital for my stitches, my fear of anything with a pointed tip was starting to get to me, but the nurse who attended me reassured me that there was nothing to worry about. She talked to me and stayed with me throughout the entire operation, she was able to calm my worries and give me support when I needed it most. It was that experience that taught me the true values of being a nurse. Now when I think of a nurse, not only do I think of someone who is “trained to care for the sick and or infirm” but also someone who is strong, hardworking, compassionate, positive, and caring.
During my term in school I have often thought about what department of nursing I would like to go into, but I did not put too much thought into the steps it would take to become a nurse in Illinois. I have been so focused on being a mom of four, going through nursing school and keeping my job (not in medical) of eleven years that I haven’t had a real mental opportunity to consider how I will retain a holistic life balance, which stressors or challenges I may face, how I will continue to learn throughout my life as a nurse, nor what type of contributions I can make as a professional nurse. Through researching these questions, I have learned a lot about, the process and myself.
My academic goals include passing all of my prerequisites classes for nursing with an A. Gaining enough knowledge to be an expert in a nursing field. Then, I plan on applying into the nursing program at Valencia. I have chosen to get my Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) over accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) simply for the cost aspect, it is much cheaper. Choosing to get my BSN first would put me in tons of debt. The cost of school is very expensive and I do not want to go into debt for my education. So, if I get an Associate’s Degree and become an RN most hospitals offer tuition reimbursement. They have a program where they will pay for you to go back to school because it makes them look like a better hospital. It kind of helps everyone get further into school and it
Caring for others has always been a passion of mine, and becoming a nurse has always been my dream. While my dream has turned reality, I can say that nursing has blessed me with the opportunity to not only be a servant to those in my community, but it has also allowed me to be of some comfort to patients and their loved ones during their darkest and most vulnerable moments. Nursing offers a variety of opportunities, where the only restrictions are the ones we set for ourselves. As for myself, all things are possible, for if I want it, I strongly believe it’s already mine. The depths that I will go to reach the latitude of success that I so desire is boundless.
Registered nurses work alongside physicians providing patient care in a variety of ways. A few examples of what nurses are responsible for include: administering medications, tracking patient’s vital signs, helping to diagnose and properly treat patient aliments and educating the patient and their family on their condition and the course of treatment. Depending on what area of medicine a nurse works in will determine more generalized and specific duties and responsibilities. There are many different areas a nurse may work in. Some areas include: obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, emergency room, and many more. Nurses can work in a variety of settings, these can include: hospitals, urgent cares, doctors office, nursing homes and home health.
This scholarship award has improved my experience at school over the past year by alleviating the stress and worry that would have been put on me had I not been able to afford to go to school. Due to the help that I was given through this scholarship last year, I was also given a boost of confidence in my academic abilities and was named to the Dean’s list for both fall 2014, as well as spring 2015.In the upcoming academic school year I will be starting my clinical classes. I am very excited for these because they will help me determine what field I want to focus on in nursing. However, for my sophomore year I have decided to live off grounds in an apartment with two other girls so I may have to pick up a part-time job. I feel that this is will give me experience in the adult world. My future goals are to continue with the nursing program and then to enlist in the
After graduating from Blackhawk Technical College my nursing career will begin at St. Mary's Janesville Hospital as a surgical/pediatric nurse. I am excited to begin this journey within an organization I have been a part of since before the doors opened in January of 2012. St. Mary's Janesville is partnered with several colleges offering ADN to BSN degrees. My future goals include enrolling and completing an ADN to BSN degree program by December of 2020. In addition to earning my BSN by 2020, my goals also include obtaining my ACLS and PALS certificates within four months of hire.
As a child my enthusiasm with the nursing and medical field has grown over the years into a career. I want to continue that growth into the advanced practice nursing role as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Receiving this scholarship will enable me to continue to make progress toward my degree in preparation for a career that will make a difference in my community. Please know that this scholarship will make a significant impact in my ability to progress in school and I greatly appreciate your
This course is something that will be very important for my career as a Registered Nurse. I plan to try my hardest and do my very best in this course. By the end of the course I expect to be able to properly communicate using medical terminology. The only experience I have with medical terminology is an anatomy class I took in high school. I retained the information well and I still remember most of the words I learned in that class, because I knew they would be important to know later on.
One of my main goal for my future is passionate in everything i do and do the things i desire the most .Pursuing a degree in Nursing has always been a lifetime’s aspiration . Careers in Nursing contributed to those in need and creates a bond patients . Its always something that perceived that it would draw my attention . During the years , of me serving in the nursery at my church it made realize the potential have for caring people. Out of any other career i believe nursing would fit me best for me .
Before the age of eighteen, I had lived in three countries. My father’s career as a doctor and scientist of Military, Disaster & Extreme Medicine took my family throughout Kazakhstan, Russia, and the Ukraine. Although it was a challenge for me to continually adapt to new places and learn three languages, I am grateful for the cultural exposure that traveling provided me. In every new environment I was raised to treat others with equal respect and kindness regardless of any differences or similarities we may have had. This exposure has taught me that successful acclimation lies in the ability to interact well with people from diverse backgrounds. Here, in a country of immigrants, I have met people from countries all around the world. The Nursing field provides me the opportunity to help all people regardless of age, sex or ethnicity. I seek a Nursing degree here in the United States in order to increase my knowledge and to be able to practice in the field of professional nursing. My goal of becoming a Registered Nurse has long been encouraged by my personal interest in the profession and by my experience, previous education and achievements. These factors continue to motivate and inspire my desire to seek this degree and become a healthcare professional.