Desire to Study Adult Nursing

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My desire to study adult nursing started when I volunteered at Keech Hospice for my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award in year 11. At this end of life care home, which looked after my cousin in his last moments, I realised how extraordinary nurses really are as I witnessed it first-hand. Nurses that would do everything in their power to make a patient feel better emotionally and physically. That is what I hope to be able to do and provide extraordinary care every day. Maybe someday I can be an inspiration to others to strive for a higher level of care just as those I look up to were for me. During this time I loved engaging in conversation with the patients and developing relationships with these people that had so many lovely stories that I enjoyed listening to.

It was then that I realised I had a talent for providing support to those who needed it and giving an ear for those who just needed someone to listen. I also believe I am good at making people feel at ease when anxious as I have experienced a lot of concerned and somewhat angry customers in my previous job roles, such as front of house staff in a pub, when customers made clear their worries or distaste I would always make sure they were sorted straight away with some sort of solution that benefitted them. I also run my own lash extension business which sees me talking to a lot of customers about their day and a lot of the time their worries in life and better my interpersonal skills. With this experience I believe it has made realise that my bubbly personality and ability to listen and give advice is something needed in nursing when patients just need someone to talk to. Itruly enjoy working directly with people which is one of the reasons I have decided on this career path. I realise that nursing is a profession for life. Once you become a nurse you are a nurse for the rest of your life. It will influence the way you act and think, the way you see the world around you. I feel I am ready to embark on this profession and the way of life it entails.

My interest and previous A level in psychology I believe will help in my study of adult nursing as I loved to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the human body. By becoming a nurse I look forward to helping those not only physically but mentally and aid them into recovery. As just being kind to those who are in need can help their day be better even if it just be for the time you’re with them. I’ve seen this first hand as my parents are foster parents and have taken in children who aren’t as fortunate with a safe home environment. Just that little bit of respite through the week made their childhood a better one to remember as nurses involves bettering the welfare of the paitent. This also gave me the urge to become a nurse as I recognised that not everyone is as lucky as I am to have a stable home and I strongly believe I want to use this to help those who haven’t as I recognise nurses are there through all stages of life.

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The scientific and academic side of nursing is as engaging to me as the caregiving duties of the profession, one of the aspects of studying nursing that appeals to me in particular is the balance between theoretical learning and its practical application. My experience with clinical skills may be low now but I look forward to tackling this. My mother is a phlebotomist and has given me some insight into the skills required. I am also an avid blood donator to the blood bank and have encouraged all my friends and family to also do so as such a little thing has saved lives.

I have recently finished reading 'The Student Nurse Handbook' by Bethan Siviter. From reading this book I have had a useful insight into what it is like to be a student nurse. I have learnt about medical terminology, nursing models, nursing theories and clinical placements. I also watch lots of Youtube videos on student nurses ‘day in their lives’ and have gained some valuable knowledge and how to distress and cope with the large responsibilities. Your own mental and physical state is very important as without this you can’t provide the best care that needs to be given. I understand that when I become a nurse this will be even more important as being a nurse can be stressful and emotionally challenging, I find it easiest to relax and unwind by playing team sports and listening to music. Since a young age I have taken part in Netball and Hockey as well as lacrosse and tennis in school teams. As I have grown up I have kept my passion and continue to play team Netball and Hockey for my county. This shows my ability to work within a team which is also vital in nursing, to communicate and address issues and gratification is important.

I wholeheartedly embrace the philosophy that underpins the NHS and I would feel honoured to be able to care for people through working within it. From what I have learnt about the NHS it is an organisation that welcomes individuals who are eager to progress to positions of greater responsibility and acquire extra skills by taking on extra duties, spurred on by their personal drive and commitment. The dire need for nurses in this country is one that is shocking and needed and I hope to help to be a solution to that and therefore improve the already amazing but calling out for help NHS. The nature of nursing also demands a person who loves to work with a diverse range of people, act professionally when working under pressure and continue to learn on the job as they do so. I feel that I would thrive in this environment and I would hope one day to become an adult nurse.

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