For the past two years, I was working with developmentally disabled and substance abuse population. Most of the time, I was delivering direct patient’s care and had limited time to review policies and procedures of the organization. I identified a few policies with which I did not agree. At that moment of reviewing those regulations I knew that a change must be made, however I was also aware that with my title there wasn’t much I could have done. The feeling of being unable to make a difference in people’s life encouraged me to continue my nursing education in order to influence life those in need.
First Year in College It was not difficult at all when I was faced with the decision of choosing my career path. It has always been my plan to graduate high school, and attend college to become a doctor. I am a kind hearted person that has always had a passion of voluntarily helping others out as best I could, whenever I notice someone is in need of help. However, at the time I was not aware of the effort and responsibility it would take to actually become successful at my goal of becoming a nurse until I had to learn self discipline the hard way. I was overly excited and nervous at the same time, preparing for my first year of college.
My determination to succeed is my motivation makes me different in my family. Their lack of interest to further their education gives me that push to go forward. I always was driven to learn ever since I was a little girl. I excelled in everything that I set my mind to and education was one of them. I know the value and importance of having a good college education and how it will affect my future.
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.
I try looking for a job first to take care of my daughter and pay for my finances but that wasn’t successful. I needed to have a high school degree and a few years’ experience. It was a few days before I contacted Student Services at a nearby school and enrolled immediately. My journey has just begun and I never knew the road to success could be so difficult. I had many sleepless nights and so many assignments I thought I would never finish.
That semester, I ended up taking incompletes in all of my classes. My doctors and professors declared I was overwhelmed with catching up in my classes and the anxiety of it all consumed me. Little did I know that it would be a decade later before I would officially find out it was really systemic lupus erythematosus. My diagnosis came as I was entering what I considered the magical part of my life. I had married, had a beautiful daughter and was working my dream job and finally felt like I was walking in my purpose.
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.
In this essay I am going to explain key influences on the learning process of individuals. I am doing a BTEC extended diploma in health and social care right now at college and I am enjoying it so far. I did As levels last year in applied science, media studies and communication and culture and did like the subjects which made me go off track I didn’t attend lessons and my attendance dropped poorly. However when I came to pick up my results and I didn’t get the grades that I needed I realized that I need to put my head down because I don’t want to end up doing a boring/retail job all my life. My career goal is to become a radiographer which my dad first introduced to me and I found rather interesting, but my plan B is social work.
Learning one’s strengths and weaknesses, and understanding goals are essential in meeting the demands of graduate school. Goal Setting It was a daunting task for me to arrive in my decision to pursue advance-nursing education beyond my busy career and family life. After careful analysis and consultations, I realized that the advantages I would get from completing Family Nurse Practitioner Program outweighed its disadvantages. I utilized Specific, Measurable, Action related, Realistic and Time based (S.M.A.R.T.) Objectives in setting my goals to ensure my success in my chosen “battle” (Pugsley, 2009).
I was never really encouraged to attempt to make my dreams a reality. Until recently, the most support I had received was “good luck”. Worse yet, were those who were quick to point out reasons why they thought it would be too difficult -too expensive, too time-consuming, etc. I know now that the challenges are part of the reasons why I want to be a nurse. I want to face challenges on a regular basis and overcome them so that I can continue to learn and grow.