A childhood dream of Mrs. Samuel’s was nursing, as a matter of fact, it was her childhood passion. She recalled, “I used to admire the nurses that worked at the hospital adjacent to my middle school in the West Indies.” Her educational journey of earning a Bachelors of Science in Nursing was suggested by her father; however she decided instead to pursue an Associates of Science in Nursing. Nurse Samuel reports having to change her major from Nursing to Psychology as the courses were extremely difficult in her second year of college. She decided to revisit her Nursing major after feeling uneasiness and sadness of abandoning her childhood dream. Having obtained her Associates degree, she later earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
Diploma programs are offered at hospitals and typically last three years. Associate’s degrees in nursing are offered at community colleges and take two to three years to complete. Bachelor’s degrees in nursing are offered at colleges and universities and take four years to complete. Registered nurses (RNs) care for patients and educate them on health issues to prevent future illnesses. Along with technical skills necessary for the medical profession, registered nurses must have people skills to work closely with patients and their families.
A1. Evaluation In preparation for an upcoming Joint Commission inspection, Nightingale Community Hospital has conducted a mock tracer patient survey. The tracer method is the process of selecting a patient or case and following that case throughout the organization from admission to discharge and evaluating each department's compliance with Joint Commission standards. A mock tracer allows an organization to evaluate their processes for compliance and address any deficiencies in advance of an unannounced inspection. This tracer followed a 67 year old female admitted with fever and drainage due a possible post-operative infection 5 weeks after an open hysterectomy.
Assign appropriate E/M codes for the following five cases: • Initial consultation is performed for a 78-year-old woman with unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding. A comprehensive history and examination is performed. This patient is a new patient and it is necessary to get the patients health and family history. Since the patient is a new patient she needs a comprehensive amount of data. It is very important to get the history to figure out what may be causing these symptoms.
Ms Orem began her career with a nursing diploma from the Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Washington D.C. sometime in the 1930’s. Ms Orem continued her education until she received her Master’s Degree in 1945. During this time she worked in the operating room, emergency room, private duty setting, pediatric and medical nursing units and eventually became a director. She became interested in improving the quality of nursing in general hospitals in her state and subsequently became a consultant to the office of education and it was during this time period that she developed and published Orem’s Self Care Deficit Theory for the first time in the “Guides for Developing Curricula for the Education of Practical Nurses”. In 1976 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Georgetown University.
New graduate registered nurses the leadership role starts with leading and delegating task to the license practical nurse (LPN) and Nursing assistants. There is also leading the patients to a better health. As new nurses you may not be in charge of a unit, but you are in charge of your patient caseload and the care that they receive throughout your shift. So weather your a new registered nurse graduate on your first job or an experienced registered nurse with years under your belt, all nurses or leaders. What is important is how we handle this leadership that has been handed to us once we become nurses.
I want to gain a better understanding of high risk pregnancies. I will continue in m present job, working as a labor and delivery nurse in a family birth center. I always try to take challenging patients and learn all that I can from them. Continuing my education in this
Professional Goals Currently I am a registered nurse with an associate degree in nursing. A goal I met some years ago, but I strive for more professionally. I have several professional goals, short term and long term, in which I hope to reach in the years to come. A short term goal I have seems simple enough, after all I achieved it once before. I was in the past a charge nurse in the intensive care unit at the hospital where I worked.
I believe I possess not only speaking skills, but listening skills as well. As I grew older, I worked for a private doctor, where I was able to use the skills I acquired as an adolescent to develop them further. I am able to follow directions thoroughly without any problems, and can easily communicate with patients and families to understand their needs and explain treatments. As an individual who has dealt with mental disorders, I greatly believe that emotional stability is a huge part of becoming a great nurse. Both my mother and sister were diagnosed with a Bipolar disorder.
They can go two years at a community college to get an Associate Degree in Nursing, or three years for a Diploma, or go to a four years college or university to get a Bachelor of Science or extend their studies on to get a PhD. Whatever a person decide in this profession, they must be patient and accurate about it. Nursing is developed in two major types, one is a registered nurse, and the other one is a licensed practical nurse. A registered nurse (RN) is the primary nurse of a patient care, and they write out the patient care plan of the patient, and initial the patient chart for other nurses can follow their care plan for that patient. Also a registered nurse is a graduate trained nurse who is licensed by the state after passing the state exam.