The Journey of My Life As the journey through life has brought me to the point of wanting to finish my bachelor’s degree of science in nursing (BSN), I believe that I am definitely ready for some redirection of my goals. Initially, after obtaining my associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) I advanced on to California State University of Fullerton (CSUF). Soon thereafter, I found I was pregnant with my twin boys. This event changed the course of my life, education, and goals. As I have continued in my career, I have gained a vast amount of experience, knowledge, and wisdom.
Mat1110 Writing Assignment 10/08/12 I am in the LPN to RN transitional program. I am taking this program to better myself as a nurse, to give me more job opportunities, and self satisfaction that I can finish school and continue to learn even as I get older. This math course is required to give the students a better look and knowledge of the type of math that they will be doing as a nurse. It is important that they know how to correctly figure out how to give the right dose of a medication. It involves critical thinking skills to solve a problem which they will need to know in nursing situations.
Transforming education: The IOM report indicates that nursing education should serve as a platform for continued lifelong learning and include opportunity for seamless transition into higher education (IOM 2011). Report encourages states board of nursing and nursing governing bodies to take actions to support nurses in the completion of a transition to practice program (nurse residency). Nurse residency program provide new nurses with hands on educational training not received in school. Nurses must achieve higher levels of education and utilize this education to meet challenges facing health care. An associate degree is great; however a
However, I want to higher my educational level in nursing. I believe that going back to school to get a BSN it will give me more career opportunities and make me better prepared to meet the patient needs on a higher level. The BSN degree will give me the opportunity to become a nurse manager while continuing school for my MSN in ARNP. The responsibilities of the nurse manager will be to perform leadership
According to Graff and Hansman, "Curriculum designers need to work collaboratively across the disciplines, so that the health education fields ensure proper training of future health care educators who are equipped to meet the ever-changing needs of the adult learner"(1999). This paper will briefly give a insight of a interview with a health care educator from a higher learning facility, their role responsibilities, settings in which they conduct their education, along with the actual description of the position they hold. It will also encompass the requirements needed to fulfill their roles and responsibilities. Role and Setting of The Educator Nurse educators are a significant ensemble with the responsibility of assuring quality instructive experiences that systematize the nursing personnel for a assorted, ever-changing health care setting. Nurse educators are located in a variety of settings, from the hospital, outpatient
The NMC (2004) sets standards and guidance which enables professionals to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date with developments in professional practice and expanding their knowledge and competence. I am at the beginning of my life long journey. In university I will be developing my basic needs to become a newly qualified nurse; however one way I can gain further understanding is by reflecting upon my experiences. Siviter (2004) describes that reflection is the process in which you look at yourself and your practice objectively. Bolton (2005) argues that it is the way you incorporate your theory and practice in order to grow as a professional.
In my current position, I educate patients and families about disease processes, hospital plans of care, and patient goals. My professional goal is to become a hospital based clinical educator. One mandatory requirement for the position is a master’s degree in nursing; taking that first step of returning to school has made my life plan an attainable goal. I plan to review career decision after completion of four or five courses to be certain this is the path I want to follow. According to the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (2000), the connection between student goals and the path they have
Functions of a leader include actions that aid in determining the vision of the collective, and communicating and persuading followers to join the journey to the newly found vision. Having a long-term effect on the group or organization, the vision is what moves them into new directions and provides opportunities for the leader to lead their followers down new paths towards accomplishment (Valadez, 2011, p. 56). Studying for the NCLEX-RN, a senior nursing student and his or her selected study group already have a preset, collaborative vision—pass the exam. Though this vision is similar to past tests in the students’ education, leadership to attain goal achievement is needed due to this being a much different and more important exam. With a vision already in place, the senior nursing student will focus on challenging the processes of previous NCLEX-RN study groups, encourage a group effort in the
There are many qualities that a nurse must possess in order to be successful; respect, patience, good communication and critical thinking skills are only a few. I feel that these are my top three strengths that will help me be successful in the RN program: obtaining six years of nursing experience, empathy, and the ability to work well with others. After working in the nursing field for 6 years as an LVN, I was given the opportunity to return to school full time to receive my associate’s degree. Attending the ADN transition program would further my knowledge base and provide me with in depth skills that would make me more of an asset in the medical profession. Because of my past experience in the LVN program, I am aware of the daily challenges and struggles that full time nursing school entails.
In high school, I wasn’t the person to go home and do homework or study so college is a big adjustment for me. Im still adjusting since school has just begun but I know I can adjust and become an independent learner, I’m doing well so far. I am determined to make better of my life. My plans for after I graduate Mountain View, is to pursue my BSN at a 4 year university. I need this education so I can be the best nurse I can be.