Describe your motivation for pursuing the family nurse practitioner role
When I think about my motivation for pursuing the family nurse practitioner; I can only think on my favorite nursing quote.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do” Steve Jobs
This quote defines my career as a nurse, as a mother, as a friend and as a human being. Nursing for me is not only about optimization of health, prevention of illness and alleviation of suffering; it is more than this; it is a dynamic process that involves emotional connections, compassion, listening, touch, exploring, teaching, healing, empathy, respect, cultural competence, tolerance and acceptance. As a family nurse practitioner; I will have the opportunity to care for a variety of populations which includes different ethnicities, backgrounds, and ages. Further; I will have the honor to assist families in need by providing a high quality of health care, but most important an exceptional holistic care that includes structural and detail physical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, cognitive, functional, developmental, and economic assessments.
Family Nurse Practitioner degree would enable me to grow as a professional, to improve my nursing skills, to implement and utilize new knowledge, strategies, advance communication skills, and new clinical experiences that will allow me to improve healthcare outcomes. Furthermore; the NPR field has endless opportunities for all different areas of interest. For instance; one of my main professional goals is to specialize in the Pediatrics field. Particularly; I would love to work with children with cognitive and physical disabilities. During my pediatrics rotations in nursing school; I experienced the need and demand for nurses in this area. I feel like this sensible population has been forgotten. There is an urgent need to addresses their needs and access to resources, treatments, interventions, medications, and improvement of care for this community.