We all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet I believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. It is essential for a nurse to be open, strong, determined, thoughtful and caring. These qualities would reflect on the nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. I believe that I belong to this field because ever since a child I always wanted to make a positive influence in peoples lives. I always felt the need to care for someone since I know that I have the power and the choice to do so.
Selena Treviño CRSS—4th Mrs. Kissire November 14, 2013 Pathways to Becoming a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner I am very interested in becoming either a physician assistant or a nurse practitioner. I am interested in these careers because I love helping others and doing anything in my power to make others feel better. I enjoy working with others and helping others daily. A physician assistant and a nurse practitioner are common but differ in their unique ways and require two different paths to complete. A Physician Assistant (PA) is a skilled healthcare provider who is academically and clinically prepared to practice medical skill sunder the supervision of a licensed physician.
Role of the Nurse in Healthcare Polity The role of a nurse in healthcare and policy is a very important one. The profession of nursing has consistently been ranked as the most respectable profession for ethics and honesty. Nurses bring a unique perspective to health care policy development because of their educational training, professional values and ethics, advocacy skills, and experiential background. Significant progress has occurred over the years toward advancing nursing's presence, role, and influence in the development of health care policy. However, more nurses need to learn how to identify issues strategically; work with decision makers; understand who holds the power in the communities, state and federal level organizations; and understand who controls the resources for health care services.
To treat them with honesty, dignity, and respect is my core focus. My vision for myself as a nurse is that I will create a map in my mind and set high standardized goals which will lead me toward the advancement of my career. I will continue to educate myself with the latest technology and research which will help me in my professional career. I want to succeed in my leadership role which will make a difference in nursing as I can give rise to other successful nurses. I will use all my strength and skills to complete all the challenges I face to provide the best outcome for my patient and the organization.
• Nurses educate patients about medical options and educate them about health issues like nutrition, personal hygiene and lifestyle choices. (careercruising.com) • Most registered nurse choose to specialize in different medical procedures such as surgeries, obstetrics care, psychiatric care, critical care, paediatrics, geriatrics, community health, occupational health, emergency care, rehabilitation or oncology. (jobfutures.ca) • Overall, being a nurse is physical and emotionally demanding, it requires a lot of physical activities, standing, bending, lifting and a lot of moving around. It can get emotionally demanding when; -Working with severely ill or dying patients, but it can also be very rewarding. (Careercrusing.com) -Being in contact with patients with contagious diseases such as hepatitis, tuberculosis and infectious material that can cause illnesses.
With my extensive surgical and pediatric nursing background, I would like to continue to develop my expertise as a nurse practitioner by working in a preoperative surgical area performing the necessary preoperative screenings, testing and physical assessments for same day surgical candidates. I am also interested in working in the community helping underserved populations in various settings of health care. I believe that UVa’s nurse practitioner program will best equip me with the theoretical knowledge and expansive clinical experience necessary to meet the health care challenges facing the 21st century. As a master's-prepared Family Nurse Practitioner, I will be able to help meet the growing demand for primary care and preventive care in settings where the service of health care professionals is desperately needed. Professionally I am interested in providing primary care to families and persons of all ages, particularly those in rural areas, working in collaboration with physicians and other health care providers to provide health maintenance, disease prevention ,counseling and patient education.
With the nurse manager role transitioning from a traditionally “leadership’ role to a more “managerial” role it is important for the nursing community to come up with solutions such as empowerment theory, emotional intelligence and developing future nurse leaders that will allow nurses to still receive the leadership and mentoring qualities they deserve (Kramer & Schmalenberg, 2004). According to Kramer et al. (2007) having a supportive nurse manager who possesses leadership qualities is an essential component of a healthy, productive work environment. Leadership is incredibly important (especially currently) in health care as nurses are often working short, have a high rate of “burning out” and are taking care of patients who are highly acute due to all the advances that have been made in recent medicine (Prudy, Laschinger, Finegan, Kerr & Olivera, 2010). In a study done by Kramer and
Abstract Planning and delegating nursing care efficiently and effectively is an essential skill for all registered nurses to develop and master. The nursing process will assist the registered nurse to effectively plan and implement nursing interventions as well as to appropriately delegate nursing interventions to co-workers. Additionally, following the professional standards for nurses will assist in safely managing a patient load. Equally important is the use of communication. Effective communication is essential to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes, as is effective communication between nurses and the multidisciplinary team.
The role of a nurse has evolved and expanded in recent times due to increasing demand from patients, government policies and the ever-changing/improvement of treatments. With this the skills and qualities that nurses should encompass has also evolved. Nurses are no longer just the ones who care for the sick; they are on the front-line in hospitals and other care settings and as such have often been described as the backbone of the healthcare system due to the conscientious and varied work they carry out. Although there are countless skills and qualities that a nurse should ideally possess; all of which are arguably extremely important in their own right. This essay will focus on two areas which I believe are key to what ‘makes a good nurse’.