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. In this class we learned about a lot of things but we learned about Julia Brenner’s theory and it has always since stayed with me. I now work in the recovery area of a much larger hospital and have worked in several departments. I have gained a lot of great experience and I have seen my growth described by Brenner’s model. Most importantly though, is probably the fact that I borrowed ideas from that class and from Brenner’s model and have instituted parts into the orientation of new staff-members within my current department.
The Journal of Nursing Education states, “researchers found the concepts of caring and nurturance were identified as high motivators for choosing nursing” (Williams, Wertenberger, Hames, Gushuliak, 1997). At that time, I was working back office at a Urology office and was going to school. I decided one day that to be able to provide for my daughter if something were to happen between my husband and I that I could always support us. Therefore, my journey began. A Journey Amongst Friends I was fortunate enough to go to nursing school with my best friend Harley.
Many of my earliest memories are of being by my mother's side at the clinic in town. As the son of a registered nurse I had the privilege to get to be back behind those wooden doors instead of sitting in the lobby. As I grew up I loved just sitting at my mom's desk and watching the doctors and physician assistants interact with the patients. I can still remember the first time that a patient walked out of the exam room, wiped away a tear and hugged Dr. Karber. It was at that exact moment I realized what I wanted to do.
That, along with her nursing background also helped when it came to analyzing situations and making tough decisions. Andra had built her trucking company from the ground up by borrowing money from family and using credit cards. While she was a nurse, she took and analyzed what a patient was telling her and used it to her advantage and made the decision to become an owner of a trucking company. She has also become a leader with her people and heritage. Andra the program Rush which involves itself with organizations that work to improve the position of minorities.
Anna also wants to nurture the relationships she worked hard to create with her employer, co-workers and church group. She is now finding social interaction to be stressful because she feels under constant pressure to get work done. Drive to learn: Anna used to find new daily challenges to be stimulating and motivating. With her current situations, she is finding them stressful and
Even though I had only few hours of direct interaction with different patients I was able to polish my entry level of patient care. My participation in this particular community learning service should give me the chance to apply what I have learned in nursing school over the last two years to real human needs. It should expand my independent critical thinking skills, teamwork, and ability to follow instructions from other healthcare allied professionals. Also, any volunteering experience in medical field will help to stand out my resume when I will be applying for potential nursing
For all the topic that we have from Chapter 1 to Chapter 15, I can say that my best interest here is Dementia and Alzheimer. I learned a lot from that chapter on how it’s developed and starts and at what age. Also, the symptoms and causes of dementia are explained here in the text. It really helps a lot for me this topic because I can apply this to my daily life at work. I work with the dementia patients, so from what I read I gained more knowledge, like how I deal or taking care of dementia patient, and how this develops.
I helped the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County mostly in their work. According to them, they mostly benefited that day, which made them register my name as a permanent volunteer on call. I promised them that I would be available anytime they need my help. The last day was so impressive for both Dante and me. The efforts we put astonished me that we could complete so many works and we were asking for more.
Becoming a nurse will help me achieve my professional goal. I have always felt a deep desire to help people whenever they needed it, and would stop at no end to help them. I want to help people achieve and maintain good health, to make someone feel special, let them know that someone cares about them and getting well, whatever the situation, and comfort them when they are in pain or even dying. I also want a career where I can earn a respectable living but still feel fulfilled and interested in what I’m doing. The possibilities are endless, I know that my day to day duties will never be the same.
When I started my job, I was really excited and happy to know about my job. Though in starting, I had trouble understanding English, all of my co-workers helped me whenever I was in difficulty. They taught me how to work on the register and how to restock supplies. For some time, to communicate with people was not easy for me, but my job gave me a good opportunity to develop my communication skill and self-confidence. Working at that job, I met my new manager Holly, and she was my trainer and friend too.