My road to becoming a Nurse Practitioner has been a very enlightening one. As a child and young adult if you ever told me I would end up being a nurse I would have laughed. I had no desire to being involved in the care of others. I hated the site of blood or any other trauma. I married young and was going to be a stay at home mom while I decided what else I wanted to do with my life.
| Why Nursing? Writing Assignment Justin Bluff Spartanburg Community College People who work in healthcare are a different breed from the average person. For the most part their patience is endless, their determination to manage some of the worst situations we could imagine is incredible, and that internal drive to care for their fellow man knows no bounds. I truly believe nurses aren’t made there born with the instinct to help others and satisfy their drive to be the best that they can in helping lives. That’s the person I want to become, giving me the opportunity to care for others and be a source of information and education for people who desperately need to make a life style change.
In my nursing class, I learned that doctors cure the sickness and nurses cure the patient. This means that the nurse attends to the physical, mental, and psychosocial aspects in the care of patients. Some days can be demanding on the mind and body, but you can still go home and be grateful of what you have done for someone else. I believe that the core of nursing is love and passion for others. Without this love and passion, why is one in nursing.
I will be a nurse; I will be taking care of people and helping them with their physical and emotional need and I will make them feel as much comfortable as possible. For me nursing is life, nursing is education, nursing is caring for people and understanding what patient is in need for; that is how I would define nursing. My main goal in this point of life is to finish my nursing education and become a good nurse. I am highly inspired by the nurses and their beliefs and the way of communication with patient here. My values will always consider patient first, for me patient’s need and interest is always my first priority, therefor altruism is greatest value for me as a part of nursing.
Until the question arose, “How can I be a positive influence for my children if I have given up on the goals I had set for myself?” I could not. After coming to this realization, I began to idealize who it was I wanted to be. At this time in my life, becoming a nurse had never crossed my mind. Circumstances led me to nursing school at the age of 25 years old with three young children. It is ironic how many times I heard “I always knew you were going to be a nurse,” from all of my family and friends when I had never even considered nursing as a career.
Registered Nurses are very important people they work to support health, avoid diseases, and help patients deal with illnesses. They are also supporters and health coaches for patients, families, and communities (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012).When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress; assist physicians during treatments and examinations; administer medication; and assist in convalescence and rehabilitation (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). Registered Nurses also promote and maintain nursing care plans; they steer patients and their families in proper care; and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. While state laws govern the tasks the RN’s may perform, it is usually the work setting that determines their daily job duties (WorldWideLearn: THE WORLD'S PREMIER ONLINE DIRECTORY OF EDUCATION, 1999-2012). As a kid I didn’t dream about getting married like most little girls do.
Running head: Why I want to be a Nurse 1 Why I want to be a Nurse Sheila Lugo Strategies for Nursing 20 June 2012 Mrs. Taylor Why I want to be a Nurse 2 Abstract A little insight on why I want to be a nurse, starting from when I was little. Why I want to be a Nurse 3 Why I want to be a Nurse Growing up in a family of five, three kids and two adults I have always been told that I can be whatever it is that I want to be when I grow up. My older brother had a lot of medical issues when we were young and I spent a great deal of time with my grandparents on my father’s side. I loved them both so much but grandma was my favorite, she would always ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I remember telling her one day that I wanted to be a nurse. She thought that was the best idea and would tell me all of the wonderful things nurses would do.
When people are very sick and have to lay in bed for months without showing a bit of progress, as in the majority of the cancer cases, they are in agony.“The Doctor believed that life must be extended as long they have the means and knowledge to do it” (Huttmann 114). This was a very scientific method of thinking. Doctors did not consider the emotional impact of the disease on the patient and the family members. Physicians are supposed to know when a person can have a chance to recuperate from sickness. In Macs case, the Doctor did not get emotionally involved and chose to endlessly approve resuscitation efforts.
Bringing together education and healing was a life-changing experience that made me realize that nursing is my true calling. Traditionally, nurses were viewed as caregivers. In today’s world, image of nursing profession changes as nurses play many other roles such as patient’s advocates, educators, managers, team members, facilitators, and experts. (Zerwekh, 2006). As I read the entries from my reflective journal, I could see how my focus shifted from assisting patient with his basic needs at the beginning of the nursing school to more comprehensive nursing care today.
Being a mother has been truly a wakeup call and a sincere motivation to continue my education. Like many other children my sweet baby girl does not like the doctor, while waiting in the room for the doctor to come she asked me “mommy why are you not a doctor? This way we would never have to come here” while I smiled and nodded to her with a response that mommy would be one day, it just hit me hard like never before that I must take some action soon before it is too late, not that she mentioned to me she wanted me to be a doctor but it has been my desire to become a nurse one day since I was a little girl, her words were just a add on and touched me deeply. I have a great sense of humor and great personality. I am easy to get along with and a hard working mother that works hard to raise a child