May 9th, 2014
At the age of three I was hospitalized and spent over a year in a children hospital for an unknown medical condition. During my time at the hospital I became the youngest nurse at the hospital. I have been a nurse for 18 years and have worked in many different institutions, but my love is community nursing. Caring for the clients in their home environment is absolutely different than in the hospital or long term facility. The challenges you face while working with the client and their families, following not only the policy and procedure of your organization but the policy and procedure of the client. (It’s their home and their rules). Having the ability to work independently yet having to incorporate other health care disciplines and resources in keeping the client home safe, less exacerbation episodes thus few re-hospitalizations.
In the pursue of my happiness, I took the long road from an associate degree to baccalaureate followed by masters why not your DNP. I do want to credit my professors for steering me into the right direction and always challenging me to do something out of the box, and out of my comfort zone. I gained a variety of experience throughout my journey which included the practicum at local homeless shelters, explore the health care system in Canada and Australia, and in addition working with AHEC of Hartford, in the development of asthma free homes in the greater Hartford areas. Incorporating all the knowledge and insights with my current work as a community health nurse and my practicum experience I realized that I can make a great difference in my community. Understanding the need for primary care physicians, the need to have face to face encounters for the home bound patient why not pursue my DNP to help support and focus on wellness of the sick, disable and home bound individuals.
I have a great interest in learning about asthma in children and to see if there is a link with ADHD in children. I am also...