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Call of Duty: My Career as a Nurse
The field of nursing is very challenging but also very rewarding. My career as a medical surgical nurse has taken me to new heights. Are you up for the challenge?
I remember receiving a toy medical kit from my parents after a trip to the neighborhood toy store. I was very excited as I showed my mom all the instruments that came inside the kit. One of those items was a plastic syringe with a needle like tip. I remember using it to give my mother a shot to "help her feel better". Apparently it was a bit sharp because after my injection she screamed. She then took the syringe, went to the kitchen and used a pair of shears to cut the tip off. After fixing many "boo boos" on my childhood friends, I had an idea that I wanted to do something in the healthcare field but it took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to do.
Around the age of 12, I started to think that I would become a pediatrician. I loved kids- particularly babies- plus I enjoyed going to my pediatrician so in my mind that meant I should be a pediatrician! (Hey now, you must admit those are great deductive reasoning skills for a child). It wasn't until years later when my grandfather was placed on hospice care that I realized that my true calling was in nursing.
After four long years at university, my dream came true. The long hours of studying, lack of sleep, and extreme stress paid off. My first nursing job was on a medical- surgical unit. My position involved caring for a group of up to 7 patients status post urology and women's surgical procedures. At times I would also provide care to patients with a plethora of medical illnesses such as COPD, pneumonia, kidney failure, diabetes, etc. I have now been working in the medical-surgical arena for over 5 years. I am responsible for assessing patients, dressing changes, medication administration, assisting in bedside procedures, and other stimulating duties. If you can name it, I probably do it! I am also cast in the role of patient advocate, educator, counselor, encourager, and listening ear for each of my patients. Furthermore, my nursing career has afforded me the opportunity to travel as a nurse across several states. I get to see the United States as I perfect my craft! How amazing is that?
Advice for the Next Generation of Nurses
The best advice I can give to anyone who has hopes of becoming a registered nurse is to make sure you enter this field for the right reasons. The economy has inspired many individuals to come into the healthcare industry in hopes of gaining job security. Although job security is a great reason to start a career, a passion for helping people will help sustain your career for years to come. If there is no passion, you will "burn out" very quickly.
There is a common misconception that nursing is an easy job that pays this colossal salary. Do not be fooled! The salary is good but definitely not six figures upon hire as many people believe. Nursing is a very tough career field both mentally and physically. You will have to answer to a host of people from patients amp; families, different disciplines, doctors, and fellow nurses on a daily basis.
Picture this: close your eyes (just making sure you are still awake) and imagine your cell phone going off every five minutes for twelve hours straight. Everyone who calls has a question for you or needs you to complete a task for them and they need it done right now. There is no "ignore" button on this cell phone. All calls must be answered! You will need to be able to multitask quickly and be very detail oriented because any wrong decision could be detrimental to someone's health. This is the real world of nursing!
The twelve hours that you will spend working on a medical unit will be the most demanding hours of your life but also the most rewarding hours of your life. The idea of helping at least one person feel better during the shift makes all the challenges of the day easier to overcome.