1 How long have you been a school nurse? Why did you choose school nursing? “I have been practicing as a school nurse for the past 27 years throughout various schools, my longest placement at a school has been here at Coe-Brown. I chose do become a school nurse because I wanted to have the same schedule that my kids would be having. Over these 27 years, I have found a love for the autonomy and the ability I have to support these children and their families to be as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.” 2 How has school nursing changed over the time you have been a school nurse. Please include a discussion about federal regulations and policy impacting education (include ADA, IDEA specifically public laws that entitle children to the least restrictive environment to education until they are 21 years old) “Although I have kept confidentiality as a highly valuable aspect in nursing, I find that over time I am not only keeping confidentiality throughout my office, but the entire school. Since technology has drastically increased its appearance over the years, I find that I need to be extra careful to make sure not only am I maintaining confidentiality, but that my other staff and team members are maintaining it as well. In regards to children who are staying until they are 21, children with special needs before were part of a separate program, which created isolation between them and the rest of the student population. AS of today, these children are integrated into
Since I have been a young girl, I have dreamed of dedicating my life to aid others in health and wellness. Nursing, however has not always been my leading career choice. Career options such as a pediatrician, oncologist, anesthesiologist, etc. have been considered in my pursuit of finding the proper career path, but through all the consideration I have never lost my true passion of helping others. Through careful examination of these various careers, I discovered that I wanted to pursue a career that was more personal and hands-on. I have chosen to pursue a career as a pediatric oncology nurse. Although this career with be both physically and emotionally demanding, I feel that I have made the best choice to become a nurse and devote my life in the pursuit of restoring health and wellness in children battling detrimental diseases.
“Definition of a nurse: To go above and beyond the call of duty. The first to work and the last to leave. The heart and soul of caring. A unique soul who will pass through your life for a minute and impact it for an eternity. An empowered individual whom you may meet only for a 12-hour period, but who will put you and yours above theirs”-Anonymous. For the past year and a half, I have volunteered at Blaire E. Batson Children’s Hospital. It has been an amazing experience! My passion for the medical field and career of nursing has been magnified. I know without a doubt that nursing is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I long for the opportunity to care for my future patients and their families. I want to touch other people’s lives just as I have witnessed nurses do throughout my time volunteering. God has given me a passion for nursing. With my passion and compassion for others, I know I will be successful if admitted into the BSN program.
The changes to both student health needs and healthcare during the 21st century have an impact on school nursing practice today. It was because of these changes that the “National Association of School Nurses (NASN) developed the visual and conceptual Framework that explains the key principles of school nursing and provides structure and focus to current evidence-based school nursing practice” (NASN, 2016, p.45). The ultimate goal of the framework for the 21st century “is to provide a resource to guide school nurses in their practice” in order “to help students be healthy, safe, and ready to learn” (NASN, 2016, p.45). The framework for the 21st century school nursing practice consist of
Bartlett, H. (2015). Can school nurses identify mental health needs early and provide effective advice and support? British Journal of School Nursing, 10(3), 126-134. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.cnc.bc.ca:2048/ehost/detail?vid=8&sid=f33fba7e-514d-4cbf-b080
My nursing relationship began after a successful yet uninspired career in fashion and media production. As the first person in my family to attend college and self-fund it, I am especially proud to have graduated cum laude from the University of Texas with a BSN in December 2004. In school I maintained a 3.69 GPA in my
Choosing a career can be difficult, but it take time to make the right choice. I have made the decision to become a registered nurse. On this journey I know it’s going take commitment, hard work, and maybe some tears. When I tell people what I’m going to school for that ask me “ Is that really what u want to do”, my answer “Yes”. Every since I was in high school I have dreamt of becoming a nurse. I have conducted an interview with Kim McPherson (RN) to get a better understanding what a nursing career has in stored for me. Mrs. Kim McPherson is an full time instructor for nurse adie at Southeastern Community College. Before doing this interview, I always thought having a nursing job would be easy because nurses really don’t interact with the patients only when it time to give them their medicine. Once I became a certified nursing assistant, I was completely wrong. Nurses has some responsibilities such as making the right judgment calls, giving medicine on time, safe environment. I asked Mrs. McPherson a question about having a nursing career.
I have enjoyed a very rewarding career as a Registered Nurse for the past twenty one years. I was so fortunate to have positive experiences with educators while on the path to working toward my nursing degree. I feel completely blessed and fortunate that I was able to find my passion at such a young age. For many years, I have had the opportunity to work with the students in my district's Health Science program while working as a staff nurse at my local hospital. Their curiosity, excitement, and compassionate feeling about healthcare has encouraged me to pursue a career in education so that I can continue to share my passion and have a hand in training the young students today for an exciting and rewarding career in healthcare like I have
Nursing is a profession in which my love for science and health meet my love for people. One of my favorite things about this field is there is no one specific role a nurse plays. A nurse is a caregiver, an educator, and an advocate for the patient. As a nurse I will have the opportunity to play many parts in a health care setting and I look forward to filling that integral role. The first time I heard about a nurse’s career was at a Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) conference in middle school. The thought of impacting a life so deeply greatly interested me. After watching footage from inside a NICU on a television program, I realized at the age of thirteen that I would strive to become one of those nurses I saw caring
I have known I wanted to be a nurse since I was a child; I was always drawn to the idea of helping others. In 2015, I graduated from Westchester Community College, with my Associates Degree in Nursing, right after graduation I started working as Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse. I have always enjoyed being around children and was drawn to pediatrics right away. I love being able to make a difference in theses children’s and their families lives, it’s what I believe nursing is all about.
I went on to become a school nurse for the Worcester public schools system. I worked with kindergarten to high school and special needs children. This position provided me with the opportunity to work directly within the youth in our community. As a school nurse working with children and parents, I quickly learned that being a good listener and educating parents about good health practices was essential to the development of their children, and promoted learning on their
As the transition from student nurse to RN becomes a reality, reflecting on the entire process is imperative in order to understand not only who I was, who I am, but the woman I am becoming. The journey I have endured to get where I am today has proven to me that I am capable of achieving anything I set my mind to. Through my trials and errors of becoming an athletic trainer, I have discovered that although I may be able to diagnose and injury and rehab an athlete back to health, my heart beckoned for an alternative in the health care field. Stepping into a pediatric setting was the most impactful decision I have ever made. I felt a sense of true belonging and attachment. It was through this experience I chose to pursue nursing with an
This timeline showcases my achievements starting from when I came to the United States and ending with my goals for the next five years. As a nurse, it is my responsibility to engage in lifelong learning to accommodate the complexities of healthcare. I had always been passionate about the pediatric population and helping out the less fortunate. My family has been very supportive of my educational goals, and they have always pushed me to go further. My ultimate educational goal is to obtain my doctorate in nursing by 2030. For 2016, my first goal is to secure a job in Pediatric Oncology or Cardiology, and I am currently sending out applications for both specialties. My second goal includes finishing up my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
As an adult, I have begun to make this goal a reality by applying myself to my academics and learning to balance my school and work life. I believe that this skill will not only benefit my personal life, but also greatly impact my ability to be a successful nurse in the health care field. In addition, I’m lucky enough to have two close relatives in the nursing
Mental health problems have been classified as a concerning public health course of action which creates lifelong effects on the individuals affected (Chief Medical Office, 2012). In spite of this, Wilson et al (2007) cross-sectional study concluded that school nurses are untrained and lack the relevant skills and knowledge required to successfully help and support young people with mental health problems. Although this was deemed as an expansive study, the represented sample was only made up of 100 participants. This disadvantage constrains the outcomes to produce a sample size relevant to the school nurse population.
Interviewing this nursing professional has significantly changed my outlook on the role of the public school nursing professional. I’ve learned that public school nurses must provide care for the more critical cases, depend on other school employees to help administer medicine and have reduced their services due to funding. The public school nurse also works very hard to teach self-care practices and provide educational information to communities as part of a preventative care