Ibelieve that nursing is important for the medical field, and thehealth system in the United States will always need nurses. I havebeen a nurse assistant for over 10 years and throughout the years Ihave had to deal with a lot of issues. These issues come from thevarious roles that I am assigned by the head nurse or attendingphysician. For example, in my role as a caregiver I have dealt withpatients who believed in spiritual healing more than modern medicineand would be resistant to medication as a communicator, I saved thelife of a man who was too stubborn to tell the doctor his wholemedical history – I had to be his friend for him to tell me that hewas allergic to certain treatments. Currently, the health system isstill trying to adjust to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA hasmade healthcare affordable to Americans that did not have healthinsurance before and enabled them to easily access medical services.It now means that hospitals receive additional patients which putextra strain on medical service providers. Because nurses understandthe needs of the patient more than the physician, hospitals need tohire more caregivers so as to effectively deal with the rise inpatients.
Iwant to pursue a master in clinical nurse leader so as to be at theforefront of care giving as far as new patients are concerned. As theprimary caregiver, a nurse has to be selfless and caring to a patientat all times, regardless of the situation. For example, some newpatients may be uncooperative and a bit difficult to deal with. Insuch a case, a nurse may become fed up with the patient’s rowdybehavior, and as a result, the health care worker may serve theperson out of necessity and duty, but not out of genuine care.Mistakes are bound to happen when an individual does somethinghalf-heartedly, therefore, nurses need to be watchful when dealingwith such patients they are psychologically disturbed and any harshtreatment worsens their condition. A master in clinical nurse leaderwill equip me with the administration skills needed to keep suchcaregivers in check and make sure that they learn how to get alongwith such patients. Healthcare professionals in the US offer some ofthe best medical amenities internationally, and although a rise inpatient numbers may put unnecessary strain on hospital staff, servicequality has to remain the same.
Theclinical nurse leader course gives graduates from other fields anopportunity to become fully fledged care givers and offer qualityhealth care services. Although I have practiced care giving before, Ido not have a degree in nursing. I majored in psychology for myundergraduate certificate, therefore, I feel that I still lack somebasic nursing skills medicine is always changing and nurses have tobe aware of these trends if they want to be effective at their jobs.This master program will keep me updated on the latest trends innursing and enhance my professional effectiveness. I also have apassion for nursing, and I know that this course will help me becomean outstanding nurse in the medical profession.
Inconclusion, the ACA puts more pressure on United State’shealthcare resulting in the need for more nurses. These nurses willneed supervision and that is why I want to pursue a master inclinical nurse leader – to give the caregivers guidance. I want togain the proper administration skills. I hope that the university ofMaryland admissions committee considers my application and gives methe chance to pursue my goals in the nursing profession.