My Career As A Licensed Practical Nurse Essay

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Personal Philosophy
In December of 1992, after graduating with a diploma from Long Beach City College in California, I began my career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Compassion and caring became the cornerstone of my nursing philosophy during my LPN educational track. The Registered Nurse population is encouraged to learn the books and problem solve, while the LPN population was taught to learn the books, but to have an excellent, caring and compassionate bedside manner. In 2007 I received my Associate’s Degree from Cincinnati State Technical School. In 2010 I was accepted into the College of Mount Saint Joseph Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) cohort from Saint Elizabeth. In May of 2013 I graduated with my BSN. My career with Saint Elizabeth began in 2004 on the Orthopedic floor. After graduating with my Associates Degree I began to look for a career in a specialty area. My goal was to obtain a position in the Emergency Department, but ended up in the Endoscopy Department. I started as a staff nurse and have worked my way up to Assistant Nurse Manager.
Definition of Advanced Practice Nursing The advanced practice nurse is a nurse with an education that has gone beyond their graduate level degree demonstrating clinical expertise not only in the nurse patient relationship to achieve optimal outcomes, but also the ability to problem solve using evidence-based research. The advanced practice nurse will further the scope of practice by gaining respect with knowledge…

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