Nursing Graduate Program – Personal Statement Example
NURSING When I envisage my role and responsibilities as a first year Registered Nurse, I think first of service to the healthcare client, or client-centered care. Therefore, I know that the client must be my main priority in providing care. In terms of evaluation, the nursing care model goes back to the points of basic care, asking the question of whether or not the client is now able to be assessed in positive terms. Today’s healthcare system runs on a business model, where the client often can fall through the cracks, so client-centered care is doubly important.
I also imagine that as a first year RN, I am going to be dealing with diverse populations of clients and coworkers in a real world setting; these individuals will all have integral cultures. In terms of cultural competency at all levels, it is important to focus on client-centered therapy or humanistic approach. This approach also seems to be more aligned with the tendency to moderate and treat individuals within this population as unique human beings. I also imagine that in the first year, I will be acting as an advocate, because according to numerous studies, minority populations get worse care than white patients, “even when such factors as medical conditions, insurance and economic status are equivalent. Disparities range across the full spectrum of health services -- from who gets prenatal care to the quality of care received at the end of life” (Programs, 2007). Reducing discrimination in treatment and equalizing care for all patients regardless of race, socioeconomic status, and age are among some of the things that I can do as an RN to advocate solutions to problems in the underlying processes of care.
Programs to reduce healthcare disparities (2009). NCQA.