Where Am I Now?

I have had many life experiences along with several family influences, one that has always stayed with me which is the biggest reason why i first wanted to take upon this career was my mother. When i was little my mother would always talk about how she helped people and it would give her the most amazing feeling knowing she helped at least one person everyday. Consequently this made me wonder how it felt to support those people that really needed aid.

It also made me wonder how amazing it really felt whist doing this partly the reason why I wanted to do this career. My mother was a nurse and since i was around the age of 7 I always wanted to be like her, due to the fact that i want to help people just like her.

Moreover my mother made me realize how important it is to help those in need. She made me strive for the best and I always wanted to be just like her helping other people.

In addition when she was ill in the hospital the nurse taking care of her did so well making sure she was comfortable and we was comfortable too; when she passed away I knew she was happy, this made it less harder to let her go. This made me realize the real meaning of being a nurse and how helping people is only part of the job it also includes being able to help others feel emotionally ready. This concept made me more want to be a nurse.

Another concept that made me want to take this course is my work experience during year 10. In year 10 I did my work experience at St Wilfred’s Primary school. During my work experience i worked with year 2 where i learnt many different skills that would help me in the primary school sector. Work experience really made me want to work in the health care sector because I really enjoyed working with the kids and doing several activities. Seeing the children happy made me think what helping people really meant and that is one of the reasons why i want to become a nurse, to help people and make them happy.

School, also another reason why I took the subject. My teacher in Health and Social really made it fun for me to learn. This made me want to learn more about the subject and it made me realize how i really enjoyed doing health and social and what the subject includes. Enjoying what i did in health and social made me succeed and do well in the subject.

There are no current requirements into nursing, however universities are looking for the skills and values which are also important to becoming a nurse. In addition universities are usually looking for a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including English language and literature and science. This may vary by what university you are applying to because some universities may have different requirements.

There are many alternatives to GCSE’s and A-Levels such as; GNVQ advanced level or NVQ level 3. For example, GNVQ advanced level or NVQ level 3. An GNVQ means General National Vocational Qualifications. There are different levels of GNVQ which includes; GCSE graded A-C and one year course graded pass,merit,distinction. There are many more alternatives to A-levels and GCSE but having a GNVQ is just one of them.

Next are the roles and responsibility for being a nurse; the roles and responsibility varies due to the type of nurse you are. A children’s nurse and an Adult nurses roles and responsibility is different due to who they are looking after. An adult nurse deals with a diverse health conditions. They have to often juggle a lot of responsibilities to be able to get the job done. They have to deal with things like counseling and all aspects of interpersonal skill to improve the patients health. Their work may be based in hospital,clinics or a community setting to provide a 24 hour care.

There are many desirable skills that a nurse needs to have excellent people skills, good communication, observation, being able to answer question, offer advice, happy to work as a team and dealing with emotional situation. A nurse needs to have excellent people skills due to the fact that they work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and ages. They have to put people at ease and allow them to gain confidence to deal with their problems and fears.

Next a nurse has to have good communication and observation due to the fact that they need to observe the patient and what is causing them pain or problems. Another desirable skill that a nurse needs to have is being able to answer question and offer advice. Nurses are usually the point of contact meaning they must be able to answer their questions and offer advice to the patients and their families so that their needs are seen by the rest of the hospital team.

Values, nurses have many values such as; caring, compassion, communication, courage and commitment. A nurse has to be caring towards their patient and the service users. Compassion, is how care is delivered through empathy, respect, intelligent kindness and respect. A nurse has to be able to have courage which enables them to do the right things for the service users. courage means speaking up to people when their is a concern and having a personal strength. The central of success in the field of work in the health care department is communication as nurses would usually have to work as a team and for teamwork to work successfully there has to be good communication. commitment is also a crucial for being a nurse because they have to be committed to the patient and the public to provide good service.

A socail worker has many entry requirements for example an honor or a post graduate degree in health and social which has to be approved by the Health & Care Professions Council in england. However you may also be required to have subjects like politics,legal studies, social science and social care. For the training you will need a minimum of 2.2 honors degree is needed to the postgraduate professional training.For the GCSE you will need maths and English at grade C and above.

Social workers with people with different ages, adult services roles includes working with people with mental health and learning difficulties and residential care. Social workers working with children have different roles and responsibility including assistance and advice to keep families together, working with children in their homes, managing adoptations and foster care processes and providing support to younger people who are facing difficulties.

Skills a social worker must have are; the ability to communicate clearly both orally and written, good interpersonal skills and ability to relate to a wide range of people and the ability to organise his/her work effectively. A social worker needs to be able to communicate clearly orally and written as they will be speaking to their clients a lot where they have to speak in a clear voice so that they are able to understand. Also they should be able to have the ability to relate to a wide range of people due to the fact that they have to communicate well with different people from different ethnic groups and religion who may be more comfortable to speak in their first language.

In addition their are skills that a Social worker could have but does not nessesarily need to have, this is called desirable skills. The desirable skills a social worker could have are skills to directly work with children, assessment skills to relate with children and their families and skills to negotiate with agencies and clients. Skills to direct work with children is when a social worker has to be approachable towards children as they will need to be able to talk and let them open up with their problems.


http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/nursing/careers-in-nursing/adult-nursing/ http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/nursing/skills-required/ http://www.prospects.ac.uk/social_worker_entry_requirements.htm http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/workforce/jobs/jdps/17158ps.pdf- N. Edward. 2009

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