a. How have you demonstrated leadership in the past?
b. How does your past leadership experience influence your potential as a nurse leader in the future?
c. What do you think may be unique about being a nurse leader?
In the past, I have demonstrated leadership as both the assistant manager of a frozen yogurt shop and as a leader in the University Honors Program as a member of the Honors Student Council. I have also exhibited leadership throughout my academic and sports career by acting as a role model for my peers and leading by example. As a leader, I know that I do not need to be the most vocal, and instead understand that I should set the standard for my peers to follow. My past leadership …show more content…
Perspective on health care
a. What do you see as the three most significant issues facing health care today?
b. How should nurses become involved in and respond to these issues?
Three of the most significant issues facing health care today include access to care, avoidable harm to patients, and the issue of antibiotic resistance. Nurses can be involved and play a large role in responding to these issues. Access to health care is an issue that has long been plaguing our health care system, and while the Affordable Care Act has aided this problem, there is more that can be done to benefit those who still lack access to care. Nurses are unique in the way that they can also act as primary care physicians after obtaining advanced education. If more nurses were to become advanced practice registered nurses, it could help alleviate the primary care shortage and improve access to care. Additionally, if one does not have a desire to become an advanced practice nurse, they could still help improve access to care by donating their time and working with outreach programs that work in areas that would usually lack health care, such as in rural or low-income …show more content…
I think that diversity is incredibly important, especially in the case of education; it allows others to work with those who have a different background than their own, through which they may learn something they could not learn from school. As a nurse, diversity is even more important, because you will be caring for a diverse population in your patients, thus, you must be sensitive to their needs and background in order to be successful. I contribute diversity to the class because of the way I was raised. I am open minded and accepting of everyone because, as I child I lived on three different continents. This allowed me to interact with those who had different beliefs and came from cultures aside from my own. This upbringing led me to develop a strong desire to learn more about other people, cultures, and their traditions or beliefs. For instance, when I had a class with an exchange student from Cambodia, I was intrigued by his life, and was thrilled to learn more about about his life and experience in Cambodia, as well as his new experiences in America. My upbringing has taught me that even though someone may have different beliefs than myself, I should still respect them and their