Time Management in Nursing

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Time Management
Acacia Xavier Davidson
Everest Nursing | Henderson, NV
Fundamentals II
Professor McNeill-Day
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Time Management
A nursing student’s time is precious. The amount of time that it takes a student to secure a degree varies by college, yet the process still requires extreme dedication, diligence, mental stamina, and judicious time-management. Once a student has been accepted into a nursing program and begun their education, it soon becomes apparent the need to adapt and accustom a pattern of readjustment to the field of nursing. Overcoming what lies in the unknown, assessing one’s own stress, discovering ways to reduce stress, and creating ultimate compensation that is reflected by achieving good grades are some key qualities to procure. Nursing students, who apportion the majority of their time to academic tasks, not only overcome the stress of procrastination, but in return, achieve satisfaction. While the nursing students who allot only the bare minimum of their time, are overcome with stress to complete tasks and projects on time, and do not achieve that satisfaction; instead, these students may unknowingly put themselves behind others who managed their time wisely. This purpose of proper time management not only applies while attending nursing school, but likewise in the nursing field with patients. (Mirzaei, Oskouie, & Forough, 2012) Patients often come to hospitals for relief of pain, illness’, discomfort, therapy, or to sustain surgery. It is likely that the majority of these patients are maintained as ‘outpatient’, while others will be admitted and stay for some time. During patients’ medical facility stay, they generally trust their needs will be met, and that the healthcare professionals will acquire a level of “wellness” or comfort for them prior to their discharge. According to precedent studies, a feeling of safety and/or comfort arises from the respectful and accepting attitudes of the caregivers,...
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