Nursing strengths are essential in making a nurse practitioner’s career successful. They include time management skills, communication skills, compassion for the patients, flexibility, reliability, and critical thinking (Al‐Yateem et al., 2020). A nurse must know that patients need quick attention because the patients’ lives lie in the medic’s hands. Thus, the healthcare provider should not waste time administering any form of treatment to the sick, especially in emergency cases. The communication skills determine the outcome of the patient and support in building the medic-patient relationship. The personnel should be compassionate to offer consolation to the patient as they are already in great distress due to the disease. Nurses must show flexibility in the hospital to perform various clinical job requirements required of them. They must show critical thinking skills to develop solutions for the conditions affecting the patients.
Nursing professional weaknesses, such as emotional attachments, being uninformed about the new technological advances, and fear of seeing patients in severe conditions, affect the clinical performance of the practitioner. Practitioners encounter ethical dilemmas in their profession where they are required to think to establish the best decisions critically (Rainer et al., 2018). Attachment of emotions and fear patients in critical conditions may affect the nurse’s ability to make the best decisions, such as at the end of life decisions. A medic being uninformed about technological medical advances cannot perform some clinical procedures.
What Impacted My Career Decision?
The patients, other nurses, fellow students, lecturers, and relatives have significantly impacted my nursing career decision. Since my childhood, I have visited hospitals and watched patients suffering. These scenarios have compelled me to admire being in a position where I can assist such patients, and the nursing specialty is one of them. I have witnessed other nurses who have had a successful nursing profession, and they have inspired me. Margaret Sanger, who championed the creation of awareness and education on pregnancy issues, has been one of my biggest motivations (Mundt, 2017). She is considered one of the most influential women in caregiving, and that is my dream to be influential in the nursing field.
My relatives, especially my parents, have constantly encouraged me never to give up. I have always found the strength to keep working hard in my studies to become better personnel. My lecturers have been inspiring to me, as they have displayed their passion during teaching. It dramatically motivates me as it shows that people want me to become a better medical practitioner in the future. As nursing students, we engage in talks that encourage each other to be better health practitioners in the future.
Where do I See Myself in Four Years?
Planning and making realistic goals is crucial for a nursing student. In four years, I see myself as a registered nurse offering medical help to patients. I am motivated to work in any part of the country or world as my dream is to help in improving the patient’s health. In this period, I visualize myself being a nurse leader as guidance has always been my passion in nursing. In these four years, I will be planning to enroll in my Master’s Program in nursing in the field that I will find interesting. I want to develop my knowledge in one specialization so that I can serve my patients better. In the four years, I plan to enroll in a short course on information technology during vacations to improve my knowledge of modern technology. The world is changing, and it requires each nurse to be adaptable to the transitions.
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