Critical Care Nurse

Topics: Nursing, Healthcare occupations, Florence Nightingale Pages: 3 (1128 words) Published: April 29, 2013
Since I was a child, I have always dreamed of becoming a nurse. When I was 18, I became a Certified Nursing Assistant, and though I have had several other jobs since then, I always found myself getting back into nursing. In my early thirties, in addition to having my two children I became a Certified EKG technician as well as a Certified Phlebotomist. I then pursued a job in a community hospital that I have now worked at for the past 5 years. In addition to working as a Phlebotomist, I work on the telemetry floor as a Certified Nursing Assistant where I hold my permanent positions. I work per diem Medical Assisting at the Wound Center and have also been given the opportunity to float to the Emergency Room and the Critical care unit to help with various jobs assisting the nurses. I have found that the most fascinating out of all my experience at the hospital has been in the Critical Care unit. It’s interesting, stimulating fast paced work. I enjoy learning new information all the time. I have a thirst for medical knowledge and a hunger for helping people. In what I have witnessed, critical care nurses are the only support systems that some patients have, with my naturally nurturing demeanor and ability to comfort people in their time of need, I think I would be a good fit for this role. I love a good challenge and enjoy a change of pace every day; these are my reasons why I am very interested in becoming a Critical Care Nurse. Though nurses caring for the critically ill have been led by several influential people and groups including Florence Nightingale and the American Red Cross in the mid 1800’s, it was not until nearly 100 years later that the AACN was formed. AACN is the Association for Critical Care Nurses. “In the 1960’s, the founders of critical care nursing and AACN valued and fought for humane, effective, collaborative, and accessible care for the nations critically ill citizens.” The earlier generation nurses came together and solely...
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