Learning Self Analysis
New York City College of Technology has taught me a great amount throughout my educational career. I learned all the needed skills to head out into the field once I graduated. One of the most important skills I learned in City Tech was critical thinking. Critical thinking is the essence of nursing, for it is a skill that we utilize no matter where we go. It does not matter what specialty one is in, or what unit a nurse is in, she or he will always use critical thinking. This skills helps us maximize the nursing process–another great concept taught in City Tech. The nursing process includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation. The nursing process is another great skill that I learned in City Tech, for it taught me how to assess for symptoms, identify potential complications, and plan out a treatment process that will help improve patient outcomes.
The clinical experience helped me learn how to properly perform vitals, start an IV, how to perform a urinary catheterization, etc. I learned the computer systems of different hospitals as well as how to administer medications.
The lecture taught me to keep myself updated with evidence based practice and to take advantage of nursing research. I learned about safe practices, how to monitor for drug interactions, to identify disease processes, how to properly prevent infection and how to handle stressful situations. City Tech has blessed me greatly, and I can’t thank the staff enough for all the wisdom and knowledge they have brought upon us.
Reliable, Empathetic and Flexible
Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking & Triaging
Fluent in Spanish and English
Phlebotomy in Patients Over Four Years Old
Resilient and Strong Stamina
Ginny Roth brought up a quote by Florence Nightingale in her article “Nurses-The Heart of Healing.” Nightingale had stated, “nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.” Nursing requires a great deal of care, devotion, commitment and sacrifice. These are one of the many things I signed up to give and do as my part of becoming a nurse. I vowed to always work to my fullest potential, to individualize each client, to see them as a whole and not as a list of symptoms. I vowed to treat each client with dignity and respect, to be non-judgemental and to always put myself in a client’s shoes. Nursing is an art indeed, and I believe that each patient is the canvass. The nursing process is the act of painting and the patient outcome is the final polish. As a nurse, it is important to acknowledge that every day will be a new canvass, every person will be a new painting and there will be days where the paintings could’ve been better. What’s most important is to be aware that as a nurse, I have tried my best.
Roth, G. (2004, May 6). Nurses-The Heart of Healing – Circulating Now from NLM. Retrieved May 04, 2019, from https://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/06/nurses-the-heart-of-healing/