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Personal statement adult nursing
A few years back, I worked as a care assistant for an adult care home which created a deep desire within me to pursue adult nursing as a career. At this institution, I was tasked with providing care for adults with mild learning difficulties. My tasks included picking them from the care home and dropping them off at an adult education center. At the care house, I supervised adults in my care by attending to their every need (Yarbro, Debra and Barbara). This included aiding them ensure constant body hygiene was kept at highest possible degree. At the care home, some of the adult residents had difficulties stemming from their mild disability challenges. This called for my care services which ranged from assisting them prepare dinner to shopping as well as any other activity they had difficulties in performing. My experience at the care home is presented me with a core motivation towards seeking to pursue a course in adult nursing at UCAS.
At the care home, I discovered that I have an innate capacity towards providing reassurance and care to people under my supervision which is a vital skill in the nursing field of adult nursing (Barriball, Joanne and Julia). Adult nursing entails providing care to individuals above 18 years of age and requires adult nursing practitioners to have the professional ability to take care of patients of every age group. This means that an adult nursing practitioner has to have the necessary acquired skills, knowledge and expertise to provide quality healthcare services to young, middle aged as well as elderly adults (Baillie). I believe that at UCAS, I will acquires the skills and competences towards my core career objective which is to accord professional adult healthcare services to Americans of different age, creed, ethnicity disability.
Adult nurses are tasked with ensuring the creation of good working relationships and partnerships with the patients as individuals, the patient’s family’s patient groups and other care providers (Mitchell). This implies that adult care nurses have to have a vast array of skills as well as expertise. These include excellent communication skills, proactive approach to meeting professional challenges and more so decision making skills. They have to be flexible enough to work in different health care settings (Bulman and Sue). These may be in hospitals, homes and at the community level (Schiamberg). Adult care nurses can therefore work in prisons, industries, military establishments or in specialized health care settings.
I am also a mother to two children, a boy and girl aged 5 and 3 years respectively. My daughter was recently diagnosed with a health condition referred to as idiopathic generalized epilepsy (Berragan). This has contributed greatly to my desire to pursue adult nursing. I have had close interactions with nurses from different nursing fields in an effort to improve my daughter’s health condition. I therefore greatly admire the important role nurses play towards improving the quality of life for people in society.
Other experiences which have fueled my desire to become a nurse include my most recent job as a cashier in a restaurant. I have also previously worked as in a nursery for a fortnight. These experiences enabled me to learn more on how to be caring, compassionate, accountable and trustworthy (Arnott). I excelled in these personal qualities and earned a promotion to the post of supervisor at the restaurant. This has enabled me to understand the value of teamwork and helping my junior staff to integrate well into the restaurant’s business operations. I also have learnt to value our restaurant’s customer complaints. I always endeavor to understand what they need and this has led to a high level of customer satisfaction and loyalty. I believe that this will continue in my career as an adult care nurse.
I am currently studying an access course to health professional three. The units in this course include biology, chemistry, math, and research. I have been able to work, care for my family and study due to my innate flexibility and the ability to prioritize tasks (Waltz, Ora and Elizabeth). I also enjoy meeting new people from diverse backgrounds I am a compassionate and caring individual seeking to offer my professional services after completion of the adult nursing course at UCAS.
While at UVAS, I will continue to participate in extra-curriculum activities such as swimming and cooking. I am sure that more opportunities will present themselves at UCAS which will work towards ensuring I pursue my adult nursing course to its successful completion.
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