Learning is an experience needed to move forward in our day to day activities. More education brings more opportunity. The more educational experience you have, the more doors are open for you, just like many doors are open to nurses with a BSN, than nurses with a diploma or an associate degree. An associate degree nurse is a nurse with three years nursing training which are usually offered at community colleges. After graduating from the program the associate nurse is qualified to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse.
I will take gravely the importance of the nursing profession, as an oversight on behalf of a nurse can have severe consequences to the patient. I take this very seriously, and I would hold myself as a practicing nurse to high esteem for doing such an important and meaningful job, and doing it well. My next goal after completion of the entire program, once I attain my BSN, is to secure a job in the field of my choice. In speaking with a recent graduate of UC’s Accelerated Pathway program, a friend, she articulated that while she was sure she wanted a career in pediatrics, through some of her hands-on experience in the program she learned that she in fact did not want to work with kids; now she loves her job at University Hospital on the transplant service. I am aware that what I know about nursing will develop, deepen, and broaden, and I look forward to finding out where my passion lies in the field of nursing.
She has completed a Master’s in Business Administration, and another Master’s with two majors – Master’s in Business Management and Healthcare management. She is currently finishing her PhD in Nursing. She has learned that the foundations taught to a nursing student sets the stage for a life in the profession, not only with the skills that nurses do each day, but also with the example and expectation to demonstrate respectful interaction, responsibility, and dedication to the job we do as nurses. Description of a Leader Dawn went on to describe a leader as a person
She has attained twenty-four years of experience and still loves her career. My second interviewee, who on the other hand is currently still attending Pasadena City College but just completed her registered nurse certification. She is currently employed in a convalescent facility where she puts into practice the knowledge that she was given in nursing school. She will be transferring this fall to continue forth and eventually earn her degree, Bachelor in Science of Nursing. One vital area of the nursing discourse is communication within their colleagues,
Peoplau’s interpersonal relations were found in all major theoretical works today. Peoplau’s theory gives the nurse the opportunity to enter in to personal relationship with individual clients in some cases. Peoplau explores in her theory in four phases of nurse-client relationship: firstly, the orientation phase is also known as the problem defining phase. So in this phase the clients ask for help and the nurse response by helping the clients and understand the clients need as well as understand the extent of the need of help. Also this phase happen when the nurse meets new clients for the first time (Forchuk, C., Dorsay, J., 1994).
In recognition of leadership skills D.M was offered the job of nurse manager by the hospitals CNO but took the job on the condition that she went to nursing school. In her own words she stated “how can I be a nurse manager without being I need to know what it is like at the bedside for my nurses, I need to have their respect “ D.M did get her nursing degree in 1990 and has served as nurse
It was not until I had children of my own that I decided a career in the nursing field was what I wanted to pursue. My own experiences in the hospital during labor and delivery is what opened my eyes, and a short time later I decided that I wanted to become a labor and delivery nurse. “Labor and delivery registered nurses provide care to women and their newborns during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and neonatal stages of this important life event. They evaluate each mother and baby and develop an individualized plan of care. L&D registered nurses collaborate with physicians and other health care providers to provide the best plan of care for each patient” (Davis, 2011).
In order to be successful the nurse is able to understand and communicate the needs of the patient, be knowledgeable of available resources, and have the tenacity to stand up for their patients. Definition of Nursing In my initial paper I mention M. Jean Watson, Florence Nightingale, and Dorthea Orem as theorists that captured my philosophy of nursing. While I still think there is a great deal to be 2 learned from these theorists, I have found through my clinical experiences that the theorist I lean more towards depends on where in the hospital or community I am working and the patient or client I am working with. As the semesters have gone on I have found a love for fast paced, high stress environments, such as the Emergency Department. Virginia Henderson’s Definition of Nursing targets this population, focusing on patient safety and nursing knowledge.
As part of a nursing leadership team, we have been required to elevate our roles to accommodate the needs of the patients and help with admission and discharge planning. As nurses, we are not only capable of developing the plan of care but providing it as well. Nurses are the driving force of leadership in many hospital settings. In a teaching hospital, there are new residents that rotate every month. Those medical novices as well as their attending, rely upon the experience and valuable input in caring for complex patients.
Transitioning from the role of senior nursing student to registered nurse, with new workplace expectations and professional accountability has become a reality shock for most NGN. This paper examines the importance of adequate orientation time to help facilitate the transition from NGN to the registered nurse role, and how it benefits not only the NGN but also health care organizations hiring NGN. Preparation for transitioning from NGN to competent RN should begin during the last year of nursing school. According to Hatler, Stoffers, Kelly, Redding and Carr (2011) Nursing school faculty need to develop ways to more accurately shape students expectations and skill regarding their abilities and to provide time and guidance for discussion and reflection related to the often overwhelming aspects of actually working as a nurse. Experiences in the workplace often prompt different priorities