Personal Goals: Becoming A Register Nurse

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Personal Goals Paper Laura Robles HCS 301 February third, 2014 Karen Benjamin RN, MSN Personal Goals Paper My name is Laura Robles, and I have been a register nurse for almost 7 years. Becoming a nurse is one of the things I am grateful for since it gives me many professional and personal satisfactions. When I first graduated from nursing school, I wanted to take a little break and dedicate some time to my poor neglected husband and my little daughter, who was a year old at the time. Shortly after passing boards and obtaining my license, I started to work in the department of Maternal/Newborn where I have been working since. After all these years of dedication to my family and gaining experience in my profession, I decided that I need…show more content…
One of the reasons I have had to postpone going back to school was that I wanted to be with my kids as much as possible. They all are in school now, and I have more time to devote to studying and doing homework. One of my personal short-term goals is that I want my three kids to see me graduating from college. When I graduated from nursing school, I only had my first daughter Arlette who was only a baby. I have all three of them with me now, and they are old enough to understand how important going to school is. I want to be a good role model for them. I want them to look up to me and feel motivated to follow in my steps when they are older. My personal long-term goal is that I eventually want to obtain my masters in nursing. One day when I am physically tired of the fast paced work as a floor nurse, I want to be able to teach nursing students how to provide patient care with dignity and…show more content…
However, this change will only be temporary. One of the major changes I need to do is to manage my time wisely. When I made the decision of going back to school, I was conscious about the things I needed to give up to make time for school. I know that many times I will have to say “no” to family events and to reunions with friends because I will have to do homework. "Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."- H. Jackson Brown (Crawford, 2007). I also know that I will not be able to pick up extra hours at work because I will not have much free time in my schedule. This also means that financially, I will have to use my money wisely and not spend money on unnecessary

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