PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AND STEWARDSHIP: Peer interview
Grand Canyon University
AMP-450V: Leadership and Vocation
December 13, 2015
This paper will paraphrase an interview conducted with Ally Hobert hereafter to be known as A. Hobert, and provide insight from her responses to questions related to her personal perceptions regarding, professional identity and stewardship. I had the pleasure of interviewing A. Hobert, a floor nurse on a medical surgical unit specializing on neurological patients within a hospital. The interview was conducted via phone and was conducted in a relatively short amount of time, less than 20 minutes, and was comprised of four questions. This author felt, the interview was able to accurately portray A. Hobert’s role as a registered nurse (RN) in the healthcare field. What leadership and professional means to her and how that translates into, and affects, her nursing practice and career.
A. Hobert’s primary role as a registered nurse within her facility is to provide safe, effective patient care. Her duties include providing patients with medication administration, educating patients and family members, active listening skills, assistance with or conducting patient’s activities of daily living (ADL’s). A portion of her duty as an RN is collaborating with different team members including physicians, speech, physical and occupational therapy. She also coaches and educates nurse techs and works alongside them as they assist in feeding, bathing, taking vitals and more. A large part of her role is advocating for her patients. “I am the first point of contact for my patient, if a problem or issue presents I must work to find a solution or get assistance from someone who can. Nurses must advocate for their patients, often they are the only one that will” (A. Hobert, Personal communication, December 11, 2015). Supporting patients, and providing quality nursing care to patients is what nursing as a profession is...