The Journal of Nursing Education states, “researchers found the concepts of caring and nurturance were identified as high motivators for choosing nursing” (Williams, Wertenberger, Hames, Gushuliak, 1997). At that time, I was working back office at a Urology office and was going to school. I decided one day that to be able to provide for my daughter if something were to happen between my husband and I that I could always support us. Therefore, my journey began. A Journey Amongst Friends I was fortunate enough to go to nursing school with my best friend Harley.
Being so curious I asked the nurse manager of the operating rooms if I could watch a surgery, and I was able to see a full knee replacement. Having that experience informed me about the surgical process. Even as a medical researcher I have the spark of curiosity that will push me to discover. Being able to discover new ways to help mankind would be fulfilling. The career options with a medical degree are numerous and plentiful.
My Contribution to the History of Nursing Throughout the history of nursing, there have been many remarkable individuals who have made great contributions to this field and profession. Some made vast differences in improving the work of nursing, while others made huge differences in the everyday lives of their patients, with their comforting and nurturing ways. So as I sit here and try to imagine my future ahead of me as a nurse, I can’t say for certain that I’m going to drastically change the nursing profession with some big contribution or development. I can say however, that I am going to put my heart and soul into being the kind of nurse who will be there for my patients, making contributions to better their lives every day. I made the decision to pursue the field of nursing because it embraces so many aspects of a career that I have been looking to be a part of.
To me, nursing is not just a job; it is a life changing adventure, filled with new challenges every day. I greatly enjoy being a nurse and have an immeasurable passion for touching the lives of others. I want to be an RN because it will open more doors for me and further my opportunities. While I have had great pride in being an LVN, we are limited in our patient care and decision making. There are many qualities that a nurse must possess in order to be successful; respect, patience, good communication and critical thinking skills are only a few.
Being there made me scared but encountering the nice nursing staff and doctors made me feel more secure. I would always ask questions like do you love you job and what made you become a nurse. Getting those answers and having those experiences made me feel more competent about the career choice that I was playing on pursuing. As I got older I began to do research on the field and I learn that it was not only a rewarding career but it was an auspicious one also. Nursing is one of the few careers that not only help others but it also helps
Watson concentrated on the “caring moments” of the nurse and the patient interaction. She believed that through nurse’s attitude and competence a patient’s world could become larger or smaller, brighter or drab, rich of dull, threatening or secure. With these interactions she believes that a bond is created. Working in the emergency department, Jean Watson’s “caring moments” might be one of the last things that I would do in an acute care situation. But now that I think about, her theory is used more often than none.
Discourse Community Analysis: Nursing Whenever a nursing student is asked what prompted his or her decision to become a nurse, most of time he or she will say “I enjoy helping others.” That is partly the reason why I chose to become a nurse, but honestly, I decided on a nursing career primarily because I thought I was not smart enough to be a doctor. I never wanted to be a nurse, because I had seen some nurses quit their jobs due to too much stress and fear. Many people think of a nursing career as a nasty and thankless job, as did I. However, through this project, I realized that nursing could be a very rewarding profession, just as that of a doctor or any other profession, and wherever I go, I will have a job since I am the kind of person who wants to live in as many different places as possible. And yes, nurses are paid fairly well.
Melissa Dominguez 5/30/12 Per# 7 Registered Nurse The career that I have chosen was to go into the medical field more specifically becoming a registered nurse. Registered nurses have so many different occupational specialties which mean they have a very busy and active job. I would be interested in this type of career for many reasons. I enjoy helping people and becoming a registered nurse is a great way to take care of many others and offer your services to them. The pay is excellent and would definitely help me in my future years.
Furthermore, she also tried to establish trust and build a connection with the patients and their families (Blackburn, 2004). For instance, once a patient was admitted in the hospital, her main responsibility was to care for them by ensuring that they took their medicine on time, had enough rest and had something to eat. Additionally, she kept the patient’s family updated on the condition of their patient and allowed them to see the patient. As a Registered Nurse, Ms. Jones worked with an array of patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Immediately after joining the hospital, she mostly worked with children admitted in the hospital.
Definition of Nursing Since the beginning of the profession, people have struggled to define nursing (Chitty & Black, 2011). This is due to the fact that nursing is a broad and ever-changing occupation. However, it is important that the profession work past these challenges in order to generate a true meaning of the word “nurse.” Agreeing on a definition of nursing helps to create a common goal for all those involved in the profession. The purpose of this paper will be to define nursing and the terms that surround it. These terms include patient, health, and environment.