YIT1 PROFESSIONAL ROLES AND VALUES CORINNE BRONKEMA WESTERN GOVERNOR’S UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL ROLES & VALUES PROJECT My personal nursing mission statement is changing and developing as my career advances, however, one core piece will remain constant. I will strive to provide the best, safest, most ethical and compassionate nursing care that I can for all patients and family members with whom I come in contact. I began my post-high school academic career as an accounting major. I enjoyed the challenge of manipulating a report until I had balanced. I thought I had found my calling.
Running head: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SPECIALTY INTERNSHIP Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Joyce Ivie The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing In partial fulfillment of the requirements of N5302 Curriculum Development and Education Sharon Judkins, RN, PhD, NEA-BC March 17, 2014 Curriculum Development for Specialty Internship Many nursing internship programs allow interns to choose a specialty, which would ultimately be the specialty they select for their careers. Both the ongoing changes in the delivery of health care and the specialized and technical nature of the dialysis setting demand that new graduates and experienced nurses who choose nephrology nursing as their specialty receive comprehensive training (Singer, 2006). Specialized programs give nurse interns maximum exposure to the field that interests them the most. Specialized education programs for nurses require extensive human and facility resources to be successful (Hall, 2006). This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff.
Since I became a registered nurse in UK, it was always in my agenda to continue further studies and gain higher qualifications. So, I registered for a course in Open University towards my degree qualifications while I was in Eastbourne working in a nursing home. Then I moved to oxford to work in an acute general medicine where I worked for 19 months while continuing my studies towards my degree. I also did a short course at Oxford Brookes University in addition to my studies at Open University. My study at Open University as well as Oxford Brookes University helped me to enhance my writing and research skills.
I would love to continue to enhance my education and credentials by attaining a MSN and the Adult Nurse Practitioner certification. One of the great attributes of the nursing profession is the flexibility and numerous options available for those who choose to enter the field. With a Master’s degree, those options are expanded even further. For instance, the window is open to the opportunity of teaching, administration, research or advanced clinical training. I believe my calling is to the role of Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
Goal Statement Wendie Land University of Cincinnati March 14, 2011 University of Cincinnati Goal Statement Per the instructions on the application, I am writing my goals for the three major points of interest. Why am I interested in the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program? When I finished the A.D.N. program, I thought I would be able to find a hospital job right away. This was not the case due to the fact that there are ten colleges with registered nursing programs in the Jacksonville, Florida area.
I was in the past a charge nurse in the intensive care unit at the hospital where I worked. In 2007 I changed jobs and became a Case Manager. In June 2011, I decided to go back to bedside nursing and returned to the same unit from which I left. My goal is to become a charge nurse again. It is not just a title, but a responsibility.
As the transition progresses it requires a change in the role from providing care to the patient to prescribing care. Poronsky (2013), describes this journey as both exciting and challenging for the nurse as they can struggle to adapt with this new defined role. The transition according to Poronsky (2013), takes place in two phases. Once the nurse enters into graduate school the first phase begins and is referred to as the learning phase. The second phase is known as the implementation phase and begins at graduation and can last up to two years.
The School of Nursing (SON) vision and mission statements have left a lasting impression of where I want to be advancing my nursing career. Walden University SON (2012a) vision which states that it “will transform nursing with the continuum of care for human life and meet the needs of local and global communities” (para1) is why Walden University appealed to me. The vision of the program to continue my academic career will provide the necessary foundation to build upon my nursing career. Walden will allow me to achieve my ultimate goal and continue to work on my career and present employment. The information obtained through my advanced education can be incorporated
Running head: ADVANCED NURSING LEADERSHIP Advanced Nursing Leadership Name: University: Course: Instructor: Date: Evaluation/Assessment of a Nurse Leader/Manager In all healthcare facilities which have NL (Nurse Leader) positions, the NLs are generally charged with provision of coordination between varied disciplines, facilitation of the planning of care, being liaisons for physicians, engendering improvement of quality as well as compliance to practices which are based on evidence, coaching and mentoring nursing recruits and providing communications to families as well as their patients (Institute of Medicine, 2003). I was led to the NL roles by my 12 year experience in Floor Nursing (FN); where I volunteered to train as a fill-in during the NL’s absences due to sickness or vacation. In a short while, I was appointed to a permanent position. Training on the job assisted me in effectively transitioning into the roles in addition to my FN experiences. Moreover, I will need to do two to three management classes as required by the state regarding continuing education hours.
My Professional Short-Term and Long-Term Goals My short-term goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in the next 16 months and my long-term goal is to obtain my Master’s degree in the next five years. My short-term goal as stated above is to meet the current requirement for my job-related career advancement. Most Nursing establishments require a Bachelor’s degree in nursing to enhance critical thinking in patient care. A Bachelor’s degree is also needed to be competitive in the job market. I am currently a Registered Nurse in the telemetry unit where most of my patients range from middle age to the elderly with heart-related conditions.