Personal Narrative: My Goal Of Becoming A Nurse

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As I continue on in my education I want to learn as much as a can about what to expect when I enter the “real world”. Learning and discovering more about my possible future grows my excitement and interest in what I am hoping to pursue. From what I already know, I understand that nurses are amazing and strong individuals that are highly valued for their contribution to society.
There are many education paths one can take in order to reach the final goal of becoming a nurse. For older individuals who want to take a faster track, there are two-year degrees offered by most community colleges and hospital based schools that educate an individual enough in order for them to be able to pass the (NCLEX)-RN exam. Most younger people who are just starting
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One of the bigger stereotypes is that nursing is a female profession. Even though this may have been true at one point in history the thought that only women can nurses does the entire profession a disservice. Although the ratio of female to male nurses is 16:1, the number of male nurses is rising. Another major stereotype is that nurses work for doctors, when in fact that is entirely untrue. Nurses and doctors simply have different roles in the medical field. It is true that nurses act as a liaison between patients and doctors, but nurses and doctors share a professional …show more content…
There is said to be three different types of values, all of which are highly respected by the medical field. There are terminal values, which are fundamental or personal values. Included within this category are family security, happiness or freedom from inner conflict, and a sense of accomplishment. Next are instrumental values, which are learned from parents or are strengthened through past experience. Instrumental values include honesty, responsibility, and intellectual capability. Finally, the values, which are shared by most all nurses, are the professional values. Human dignity, equality of patients, and the prevention of suffering are all values crucial to nursing professions (Gokenbach). The medical community is constantly changing and growing, especially in the world of nursing. Nurses are affected by healthcare changes, technology changes, and over the health of the community of people they are caring for. Caring for the unhealthy has definitely gotten a little more complicated. Overall, hospitals these days are understaffed and on a very strict budget, which would make everything difficult enough. On top of that, society had grown increasingly unhealthy with a major increase in obesity, diabetes and other complex

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