The time had come for the next step in my career. Acknowledging to myself that I needed to grow both personally and professionally, and after saying about a million times, “I need to go to graduate school”; I was beginning to think I would never get around to it and it would never happen. Pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) has always on my bucket list, however; life’s little inconveniences seemed to keep getting in the way. One day, my department Director (and good friend) lit a fire under me by highlighting where I would be within our organization over the next several years, both with a graduate degree and without one. I got the message loud and clear.
The findings in this article propose that the first year at work continues to be challenging for new graduates. The participants changed jobs during their first year, and others were sincerely considering leaving. This article delivers a comprehensive understanding of the motives for new graduate nurses chose to leave and defines approaches that may help in retaining this important group of healthcare providers. New graduate nurses must learn to resolve the expectations held during nursing school with the stressful challenges of practice. When a new nurse is employed in an acute care setting, many challenges are encountered both by the new nurse and the facility.
Personally speaking, I can relate to the comparison of broccoli and nursing theory. As a new nurse, I was resistant to the thought of applying theory to my practice. In the big scheme of nursing care, it appeared to be one more thing to tack on to my list of things to do. After all, I was overwhelmed with meeting the demands of patients, families, and physicians. In addition, I was trying to meet best practice standards, develop effective time management skills so my twelve-hour shift did not become a fourteen-hour shift, and often handling life-threatening situations.
This specialty internship program will also assist with retention of nursing staff. Career development programs such as internships are an effective retention strategy. Purpose The purpose of this internship is to expose the student to the outpatient environments of hemodialysis. As most undergraduate nursing programs lack dialysis-specific clinical experience, nurses are in need of a strong educational program (Singer, 2006). As the number of patients on dialysis increases, so does the demand for hemodialysis nurses (Dunbar et al., 2012).
Based on my own experience, in order for me to graduate and receive my BSN in nursing, I either have to get a student loan which is over eight thousand dollars per semester or pay the tuition out of pocket. When I was going through the process of applying for a student loan, I was not able to receive any financial aid due to number of reasons. Unfortunately, my parents did not have any college funds saved up for me. Therefore, my options were either pay for college out of pocket or forget about it. Because of this and the lack of financial stability, I now work full time in order to pay tuition.
So, how could someone pay for it? Scholarships are becoming increasingly harder to receive because more people require them to get into the school of their choice. I know personally that I will not be able to go to my preferred school if I do not get a decent scholarship. College tuition is simply too high; colleges must reduce or freeze their tuition to make an education at their school accessible to all. People that come up with these prices for tuition are not thinking about the accessibility they need to have to prospective students.
The pursuit of new found personal goals lead to the University of Phoenix where I will garner the skills, contacts and confidence to succeed in my chosen career. Pursuit of a Graduate Degree My mother always said that I have a hard time doing things that my heart was not into and she was right! I have attempted to begin my graduate degree three times in the past four years. I would go so far as to register, pay my bill in cash and even purchase my books. Then something would happen that would make me change my mind and withdraw.
Running Head: The Same Goal in Mind The Same Goal in Mind Zakiyyah Beyah The Same Goal in Mind Abstract Higher education has been the determining factor for better patient outcomes in nursing. Life events have prevented many nurses from pursuing education advancement. With new found support this goal is becoming more attainable for all nurses to achieve. The Same Goal The Same Goal in Mind There is much debate on the correlation between baccalaureate educated nurses and better patient outcome. Some feel that higher educated nurses are vital to meeting the demands of our ever changing healthcare needs.
The need for more nurses after world war 11, the advances in medical practice, with new skills and knowledge for nurses made it apparent that the practical method of nursing education was negatively affecting the standard of care provided to patients and it was felt that this method of teaching nurses was not meeting the standard of modern teaching theory and practice. Baccalaureate degree as stated by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “is a 4 year academic degree in the science and principles of nursing, granted by a tertiary education university or similarly accredited school”. It further explains “Though one is eligible to sit for the licensing examination to become a registered nurse after
American citizens are starting to rely on the government for pretty much everything. Now the government is being expected to pay for citizen’s college education. Higher education in America should not be free to all citizens because no one for service jobs, lack of motivation, and there are already programs for those who desire to go to school. America was built by the hard working man. The man who goes to work, works with his hand, and goes home dog tired.