HCS/301 Undergraduate Nursing Studies
March 8, 2011
Personal Goals Paper
A goal is defined as something that you hope to achieve. Setting goals will give you long-term vision and motivation; it will help keep you focused on organizing your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life. Objectives
1. Identify one professional short-term and one long-term goal. 2. Identify one personal short-term and one long-term goal. Deciding where I would like to be, and how to get there in five to 10 years will take a lot of conscious effort, to do this I will need to identify some goals that will help me get there, whether it be personal or professional is very important. Several steps are involved to be successful, such as defining the goals, setting a time frame and putting a plan into action. With any serious goal, a strong support system must be used, to avoid becoming overwhelmed when challenges arise. “Make sure your goals and expectations are realistic. Unrealistic goals are self-defeating. Make sure the goals are measurable, manageable, and meaningful to you, not to please somebody else.” (Chitty & Black, 2007, p. 266). When it comes to nursing, you must have a clear understanding of your personal truths, thoughts, and goals and determining how they relate to your professional career as a nurse. Each nurse has his or her own personal reason for choosing nursing as a profession. I believe that nurses are drawn to the profession because they have nurturing characteristics. In my personal view, the nursing profession is a highly respectable profession, which should always place the care and concern of the patient as a top priority. In order to provide high quality care and to provide the latest improved treatment techniques, continuing education is mandatory for nurses.
One aspect on nursing that attracted me to becoming a nurse is that a nurse is...