The factor which provided the impetus for this decision included the genuine enthusiasm to be an instrumental contributor to the improvement of health and well-being of others through direct patient care…
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Concurrently, from a reflective stance, I realized that nursing is a career with vast opportunities for growth. As people get older, there would always be a need to address various ailments through their lifetime. As such, one could never be bored in this profession as it is seen to pose varied challenges through meeting diverse people with unique and distinct health conditions; yet, it also provides opportunities for personal fulfillment and uplifting rewards.
The graduate specialty track that I have selected is the Dual Family Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Public Health Nursing Program. I have always had the interest to gain specialization in the provision of primary care services, not only to individuals; but more so, to family members, and even local community residents within a defined population. I am interested to pursue higher education in this field to gain advanced theoretical frameworks on the provision and delivery of holistic care to a wider range of clientele. Through research in the online medium on this field of specialization, I strongly believe that by pursuing advanced courses and modules through the program, I would be accorded with the opportunity to develop the skills required for addressing health care issues within the community level that requires services such as addressing chronic illness, educating members on preventive care, as well as effectively focusing on interventions for acute care, as needed.
A situation that could be remembered regarding taking a leadership role was when I was elected the leader of a group in terms of complying with an academic project. As the leader, I assumed a proactive stance at discerning the need to delegate tasks; effectively identify the roles and responsibilities of each of the member according to their competencies and skills; as well as regularly monitoring the performance of each member to ensure that tasks were appropriately accomplished according to schedule. Through
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During American Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses and did everything possible to ensure better services to the patients, especially to mental patients. At the time of Dix insanity was considered as a social crime rather than a disease and hence nobody came forward to the rescue of the insane patients.
Although I wanted to be a nurse, I did not take that route after graduating from high school because I had a baby at the beginning of my senior year and then worked at UTMB half the day. When I graduated in 1989, I was a single mom to a nine-month-old. This changed my life.
I would work at night in the medical/surgical then in the morning I would see my home care patients. During my work, I noticed that many of my patients had co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders. This caught my attention and drew my interest. I was particularly fascinated by the pathogenesis of psychiatric disorders and how they affected the brain.
Notably, I have gained extensive experience in the provision of care and support to patients without harm. The practice has also taught me the importance of being client centered and goal focused. Within the 20 year-year period, I pursued a Nursing Degree in a Health School.
My role in the situation is try to be a friend and confidant. For some health workers, this role is beyond my concern. For them a nurse must only minister to a patient's needs. But according to the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS) "caring for a patients emotional well-being can have just as beneficial an impact on patient care." As a friend, I can minister to her emotional needs.
The good thing about the scenario is that the patient was able to verbalize his complaints which can pave the way to a systematic assessment of the patient's condition. However, the not-so-good aspect of the scenario is that the patient's complaints are very common to some other eye conditions which might be difficult to distinguish among other disorders, thereby necessitating a closer look at his case.
Even in the last few days it was her presence that gave my granny comfort. Florence Nightingale the founder of modern nursing expressed her meaning of nursing as "the goal of nursing is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him primarily by altering the environment".
When a medical practitioner picks up a specialty, he or she normally is stuck to the profession. However, nurses can change from one area of medicine to another, and they do this with ease.
The core values of nursing are caring, integrity and
ased on the provision of the best quality holistic care, confidentiality, compassion, respect for the sanctity of human life, and the promotion of health. It is my hope that through this philosophy, I will be able to actualize my mission of providing holistic and