"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi
My professional philosophy is the driving force behind my career as a nurse. I believe it is an absolute privilege to make a difference in the world by caring for others. As a nurse, I have the ability to empower my co-workers and patients to be active partners in striving to achieve excellence in healthcare. Every patient encounter is an opportunity to make an impact through competent, compassionate, and holistic care. It is my personal objective to see the person behind every patient. I need to utilize my critical thinking, communication, and assessments skills to identify not only physical needs, but also psychological, spiritual, and emotional needs. How can I make their life better than when I first met them?
My short-term goal is to become an aesthetic nurse. I am currently a cardiac PCU nurse that is working on the designated COVID PCU unit at my hospital during this time. Depending on the number of cases and diagnoses, I may be caring for either cardiac patients or COVID patients. I have come to realize my true passion is in understanding and applying the science of aesthetic nursing to make my patients look and feel their best. My long-term goal is to become an aesthetic NP and/or cardiac NP. I believe this will allow me to do what I am most passionate about and also be able to give back to the underserved populations in my community.