A Journey Amongst Friends I was fortunate enough to go to nursing school with my best friend Harley. We had gone to school since Elementary school. I knew that if we did it together that I would make it to graduation. I was right we did make it to graduation. We had some difficulties and it was a very stressful time in our lives, but we made it.
20 October 2011 The Bachelors Degree as a Job Requirement Being an adult and returning to college after receiving the pink slip from my employer was a hard choice I had to make. I soon found out that in this economy seven years of experience as an executive assistant, Microsoft certificates and my good attitude just wasn’t enough to get a good job anymore. I wasn’t even being considered because my resume didn’t state I went to college and received a bachelor’s degree. Going to college is a huge commitment and responsibility. College provides us with the knowledge and credibility that employers seek in this demanding world today.
My current job autonomy is necessary. Working in hospitals and nursing homes the majority of my nursing career, becoming completely autonomous was like culture shock for me. In a hospital you have co-workers, doctors, PT, Pharmacy all at your fingertips for information or advice and just help. Working out in the community was hard for me at first because I was not use to being completely alone. I did learn a lot with this job and have grown tremendously, since starting.
Adapting to a new environment wasn’t easy for her at all as English wasn’t her first language and she also felt sick at times due to the change of the weather. She knew without English she couldn’t work even with the degree, so she took up private English classes and eventually she was getting better. Yemi had to do an access course in Ireland called PLC in order to become a full time nurse. This course lasted for a whole year but been the intelligent woman she was, she passed and came out successful once
A time ago nursing was viewed as a “woman’s job”. Stated that professional nurses were viewed by what nurses looked like, starched white uniforms, white hose, nursing shoes (white), and the nurse’s cap. Of course nurses attended college to attain their degree, but once educated they worked and not many were encouraged to further their education. The thought was better nurses comes from experience.
Where was I going to attend school? Once I was approved for Financial Aid, I was informed that a community college was inexpensive compared to a university making the decision easy. Northeast State Community College, here I come! Not being the brightest person, I over packed my first semester with classes. That first semester was an emotional roller-coaster.
In my first year, I was struggling for the first semester, I had a hard time with my roommates who I had to live with, I had no choice, I couldn’t really pick. I didn’t mind them, but they would always have these huge and loud ridiculous parties, and I hate parties. Soon, though, two of them left, thankfully the two I disliked, the other two were fine, one of them similar to me as in he hated the parties, and soon two way better people moved in, who I became close friends with, and I still am to this day, Those two are the only “friends” I really consider myself having. They hated parties, they had VERY similar personalities, and we became really good
Introduction I am an LPN and I work in a long term care facility where there is a skill mix of RN’s, LPN’s and PCA’s. Often times throughout our days work there is a shortage of an RN. Our facility is attached to an acute care hospital and many of the float RN’s would chose not to be floated to long term care. As an LPN, I have conversed with my co-workers on the nursing preference of our acute care RN’s. There is a sad reality of the shortage of RN’s for both acute and chronic care nursing but why is there a wedge between our nursing units.
I expected to gain the proper knowledge and skills to become a skilled nurse. As a former RN student, I have felt let down by not only the program, but the university as well. The further along I progressed in the nursing program, the more I realized that it was geared to preparing students to make a high passing score on the licensing exam. Having the best scoring students usually means more grant money for their program. The course work is very extensive, but the skills training is only average.
Why I Returned to School ENG121 Susan Turner-Conlon 08/05/2013 Why I Returned to School For some people returning to school is easy, for others it is one of the most difficult things that they can do. For me returning to school was something that I had to do. The way the economy is right now, the only way to get a decent paying job is to further your education. The money was also a big one. Good paying salary is something that was important me.