Describe about goal statement and nurse practitioner.
I have completed my bachelor's degree in nursing and aspired to pursue the master's degree in nursing. My goal is to provide healthcare services in clinical settings to the patients after completing my education, I would like to build up my career as a Nurse Practitioner. Since the profession of Nurse Practitioner is associated with many challenges and it is very much aligned with my goal of patient care in a clinical setting, it will be the career of choice after completing my formal education. Therefore, my desire to pursue the master’s program in nursing is relative to pursuing my goal in the profession of nursing as a nurse practitioner.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
The career option that I look forward to is to become a nurse practitioner. Since my career goal is to provide patient care in the form of nursing, nurse practitioner will be the most suitable career choice for me. The nurse practitioners are required to deliver a blend of medical and nursing care that will help the patients to make better healthcare decisions with a healthy lifestyle (Iglehart, 2013). NPs while treating the health problems focus on the patient as a whole by educating them on the problems and their effects on them along with their communities and loved ones. Since I have been practicing this process of treatment with communication during my bachelor's curriculum and my activities as a healthcare volunteer, being an NP will only aggravate my desire to serve and educate patients. NPs are known to impact lives by caring one patient at a time (Kilpatrick et al., 2013). Since it is a position of responsibility, it will be quite challenging to me to take up the assignments and take care of the patients individually. The opportunities for the NPs are growing and therefore, I will be benefitted with many career opportunities after completing my education. NPs help the patients to manage their needs and health problems. They also practice preventive care by circumventing a crisis (Williamson et al., 2012). This is quite fascinating as I have gathered the theoretical knowledge about this work process from my formal education and the profession of NP will provide me with an opportunity to convert the theories into practical application and realize my goals. NPs are expected to collaborate with their patients and guide them to practice smarter lifestyle and health choices. This is something that forms one of the most important aspects of the nursing profession and I feel that it will be a good opportunity for me to learn a lot by being an NP. High quality, comprehensive, cost-effective and personalized care is taken by the NPs that are patient-centered and the outcomes are expected to be excellent (Stanik-Hutt et al., 2013). They are the skilled clinicians, who also carry out the responsibilities of counseling and teaching the individual patients, their communities and families and it constitutes a major component of their practice. Since all these professional activities are in alignment with my goals, I would like to pursue my career in NP as it will not only enhance my nursing knowledge but will also help me to grow as a responsible nursing professional.
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