Hi, I have answered several questions regarding myself. Please edit these answers. Questions are related to the nursing program. Can you please make the flow of this paper better and without grammar mistakes. I do not need any cite sources because this is a reflective journal pertaining to myself. Thank you.
Please provide a 1-2 page reflection on yourself. While you are very early in your role as a nursing student and well on your way to becoming a professional nurse, there are many things to think about. I want you to answer the following:
I’ve always had passion for caring for people, but I did not feel competent enough to pursue as a nursing major because of fear of Science, and the intensity of the nursing program. I didn’t think I was smart enough(I did not do good in science and math when I was young. In college, I decided to pursue Psychology as my major, and started working as a Social Service Designee in a skilled nursing facility. There, I met wonderful RN supervisor who’s passionate and caring to the residents, and will go on and beyond the expectation. There was one incident where an Alzheimer resident lost her dentures during meal time. This nurse literally went inside the big dumpster can and diggedinside to find her dentures. I was inspired by what she did. Her knowledge and care for the patients pushed me to try to become someone I once wanted to become (nurse), don’t let insecurity go in the way of pursuing dreams. Additionally, my experience in healthcare setting helped to alleviate some of my fears and prove them unfounded.
Nursing is frontline caregivers in the healthcare field. They provide compassionate and empathetic care for patient in need of physical, social, psychological, or spiritual needs. They help promote, prevent, and restore health of an individual.
Yes, I consider myself as caring, nurturing, and empathetic. I used to work in a travel agency, always attached to my desk, looking for ways to sale travel inventories. There was no caring, nurturing, or empathetic component in there, and life was without motivation and lacked passion in my job. Healthcare is about these 3 components, and after entering this force, I really enjoy caring for the patients, thinking about ways to help optimize their life, finding ways to exceed the expectation of patients, and seeing them thrive would make a job more fulfilling and meaningful.
Bilingual in Japanese and English
I am flexible and hard working, and diligent. Living in Japan and America cultivated flexibility by interacting with different culture, and different people. I do not judge people by their looks and try to avoid prejudice. Hard working and diligent because I always set up a goal for myself, and work hard to achieve it. As a future nurse, I think I’ll be able to contribute by providing different care plans, working hard to achieve their goal by patiently listening, observing, and assessing the patient.
In general, I think of myself being the patient once. I’m often calm and able to make good decisions. I also use strategy of taking a couple of breaths before interacting with difficult people to calm myself. Time management has always been a struggle for me as a student. It seems like I’m constantly bombarded with assignment, reviewing tests, and readings. As a nurse, time management will probably the skill necessary throughout the career, especially in a busy healthcare setting. I think this program will help me grow this skill, It is up to me to explore the time managements skills that works for me.
I would like to be a nurse who can work beyond the expectation, be good role models for the patient, and a nurse who can lighten the day of someone in the most vulnerable stages.
Yes, fears of failure. When I was taking the pre-requisite to going into nursing program, it’s been a struggle applying to several schools. Rejection discouraged me and made me feel like a failure. Now that I am in the program, this is not the end goal and this fear does not go away. It seems like fears and anxiety keeps growing as I get closer to being a real nurse- fears of whether I’ll pass the program, fears of whether I can pass the board exam. As a student nurse in the first semester of this nursing program, it seems like a long way to go. I hope to gain more knowledge and experience in this program to develop confidence.
I didn’t expect our clinical rotation would be cancelled, and it was very sad to hear this news because I was desperate to get the hands on experience and interaction with patients. I think the take-away from this is to be flexible and take out the best in our situation. Although we did not interact with real patients, I think I was able to learn to imagine outcomes and plan care for patients though the case scenarios.