My grandmother, however, was a nurse and encouraged me to try working in a nursing home and see what I thought. I got a job as a nursing assistant and it changed my life. The first night I worked, an elderly lady told me she loved me and did not know how she would make it if we were not there to take care of her. I felt so much joy at that moment
I mostly see older patients in the hospital because I work on the orthopedics floor. About 75% of orthopedic patients are over the age of 68. Let’s face it, old people fall and break bones a lot more than younger in shape people do. A lot of people are there for optional surgeries too but those surgeries are knee or hip replacements. After working here for about a year one day one of my female coworkers came up to me and said, “You’re going to be a really awesome nurse.” I hadn’t thought much about going into nursing because I always thought of it as a feminine career path.
Patricia Benner: from Novice to Expert by Grand Canyon University NURS502 September 29, 2012 Patricia Benner: from Novice to Expert As experienced nurses we all have the opportunity to work with nursing students and new graduate nurses. It is always fascinating to watch their transition from that of the nursing student to that of primary caregiver. One of this committee’s obligations is to be there to help them develop in this role; whether as a leader, an educator, a mentor or peer. Upon graduation from nursing school, the expectation changes for the graduate nurse. Armed with the latest in EBP, the most recent nursing knowledge, and freshly learned skills, the new nurse is expected, by some, to function at the same level as every other experienced nurse on their unit.
I can identify with more than one nursing theory influencing my practice but the one I most readily relate with is Julia Brenner’s Theory of Novice to Expert. I believe the reasons started when I was a brand new nurse at a small rural critical access hospital. They sent me to a class for “novice” nurses. It was a class that purpose was to further educate and provide an environment where we could voice our experiences. The hospital had a hard time retaining employees and one motive for the class was helping new nurses feel more comfortable and helping us have meaningful, fulfilling employment.
Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Christopher Chow University of Phoenix Graduate Study Challenges and Strategies for Personal Success Introduction Having been out of school for a while and started working as an RN, I am living a pretty comfortable lifestyle. I would say that I have been dwelling on the idea of continuing my academic career as a graduate student for quite sometime. Is returning back to school to earn my Master of Science in Nursing the correct path? This paper will discuss the reasons for pursuing graduate study. It will also talk about my short and long-term goals that I plan to accomplish and the challenges of graduate studies and how effective communication is necessary for overall success.
The nurses rotate their shifts so that the patients can have twenty-four hour care. With these hours the nurses work on call bases, nights, weekends and holidays. Ornery to help their patients they go to meetings with physicians, supervisors and other nurses to discuss ways to improve ways the patient’s recovery rates, and enhance the quality of nursing services. Some nurses start out as a staff nurse, but as they get the experience, have good performance, and continuous education they can move to other settings or even be promoted to positions with more responsibility. (U.S.
Fatima Fabia English 105 February 25,2014 Essay #1: Narrative Essay Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant From a very young age I have always had a caring nature about my family, about myself, about my friends and those that needed help in general. As a little girl I decided very early on that I would want to help people, how would I help people I did not know but I knew some way or somehow I would make a difference in the people I cared for. It wasn’t till I arrived in the United States in October of 2008 is when I see how I achieve this dream of caring for others through the various position within the healthcare industry specifically as a Certified Nursing Assistant. What appealed to me, as a Certified Nursing Assistant was that I was caring for a truly “in need” groups of people. I realized these people having contributed to advancing society and raising their own families and doing their part were now in need of someone helping them.
The profession of nurse anesthetist, to me, is the perfect balance between my likes and dislikes. I am currently taking steps to get into a post secondary school that is accredited. I have researched and applied to several colleges with an accredited nursing program. I have it narrowed
I am almost finished with both degrees and will graduate with both of my Bachelor’s on time. With my double major I plan to use my skills as a nurse and administrator to not only provide a high quality of care and advocate for my patients, but to also instill nursing values to every nurse working at the facility. When I graduate my goal is to work at a hospital in Ohio in critical care for two years, then continue my education on to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. As for my other degree, I plan to become a head floor nurse and eventually go back for my Masters in Health Administration. Receiving this scholarship would be incredibly helpful and lift a burden off of my shoulders.
Registered Nurses Growing up I was undecided regarding the career that I wanted to pursue. As I got older and was in high school I realized that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. Being a nurse interests me because it requires the study of the human body along with other great opportunities that nurses have in this career. I want to become a nurse because I like being able to help those who are in need. I started researching my career in the 10th grade.