Nursing 101

Posted: October 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

I have recently started my nursing program and I just want to describe the awesome ride it has been and knowing it will be better in the future. Each congratulations now merely becomes our motivation because we all understand there are no more little things in life; and everything we do now has a bigger picture. We are all in this program to do something greater than money, laws, and rules… as we all know that we are limited by boundaries. Nothing in the universe is greater than the opportunity to give life and create comfort for others. To serve others is to serve yourself… especially in a society where often times systematic funding decides the fate of an individual. The nursing profession may not possess the highest power in the hierarchical system but it is indeed the most intimate and most dedicated group of humans the world has ever seen. We are the people who become the middle men/women between everybody in society and each health care professional who determines their future. We have the power to provide comfort in times of grief, we must have the strength to carry each individual through the medical process, and we have indirectly swore to protect all from harm and disease. After thinking about this, it may have dissuaded you a little bit…

But it is the crazy ones who will cause change for the future and those who think we are a little bit delusional or illogical, are those who lack the understanding of doing something beyond only what must be done. Nursing was never intended to about yourself; it is the only profession that truly mediates pain and suffering on the journey towards psychological hell and physical incapacitation. We must also possess utmost resilience and an open mind-set as others will rely on us to be their guidance; and if we falter, everybody will fall.

Finally, we shall stand tall together and strive for responsibility for personal care, not for ourselves but for the people in need. We signed up for a profession that basically engraves in our minds and hearts, the value of staying healthy. However, it is extremely ironic as we work in an environment that is constantly contaminated by everything known to the human race. It has some comedic value to this statement, but it also proves that a nurse symbolizes the notion “against all odds” as we must persevere through things that some will never ever experience in life. Therefore, as a profession, we must understand that we do not expect a great understanding from the external perspectives; but all we ask is for everyone to support the aspect of protecting life itself. Everybody is familiar with the importance of life so it will be easier to persuade people in this manner; while we continue to uphold the health care system both psychologically and physically.

“To put it simply, our occupation is to provide a comfortable environment and elicit a story that creates a special connection between two human beings.”

“Trust can be easy or tough to gain; but it is simply our ability to communicate with another person with no walls and complete vulnerability.”

“To understand somebody’s story is the hardest thing to do in the world, why? Because the genuineness of the story often depends on more than just the individual themselves.”

“True understanding of an individual may never be achieved but it is our job to have the willingness to take a step into a chaotic environment and have the ability to suppress our anxiety and provide the best care we possibly can.”

Forget the past, just focus on the present!

  I tasted things                                                                                                       I have a position

I felt things                                       I AM THIS SOCIETY                                      I am content

I am accepted                                                                                          I have no more ambition

Safety is the key to survival

The unknown is my rival

I see my ignorance                                                                                        I saw my own life

Maybe there is a truth

Turmoil cause me to shut one eye

Ignorance is the greatest bliss

So why find out how we exist

Conforming to society is not so bad

Making ends meet is all we need

Stop this bullshit! go to school and just study hard! (Kamloopa).

Embodiment of a Bear unravels a protective mentality

If we forget our subtleties there will be no calamity (meaning people will hate you if you do not conform to western society. Or disregard you and cause sudden distress or damage to your well being).

Society was always my safety net

I do not wish to pursue this truth

But I must understand this is no longer just for me

Discovering my past

Safety was my weakness

Wisdom is all around us!

                  We know things                                                                              We are something

We see things                               I AM THE LAND                                We are anything

We are all around                                                                            We are a miracle

Knowledge is within us

Nature is its history

I see a Prophecy                                                                                       I saw your destiny

Soaring through the skies

Carrying forgotten cries

Maybe it is never meant to be

Yet there is a glimmer of light

You’ve heard of all the made up lies

Which has covered up our historic demise

I believe it was always meant to be

Darkness is temporary if the light flickers from within

“Work together sisters. We must if we want to discover ourselves” (Kamloopa).

Embodiment of an Eagle provides limitless possibilities

Now you must understand your credibility

Believe in what you feel

For that will be your driving force

Find a deserving future

Knowledge is your strength

Ahhhhhhhhhh!

I hear things                                                                                                              I am nothing

I smell things                                      I AM THE BEAST                          I am everything

I am something                                                                 I am extraordinary

Fever elicits a dream

Lost in history it seems

            I see the truth                                                                             I saw through a lie

Maybe a vision of a destiny

Or simply a misunderstanding

Blood boils with unknowing self-esteem

Like water, Blood can flow or crash to the extreme

Natural callings cause unimaginable pain

The heart races to fill the vessels with rage

Wake up realizing the lesson of the dream

Light strikes you like a translucent beam

“Something died out there and it wasn’t a coyote” (Kamloopa).

Embodiment of a Coyote Tames the Beast Within

Be humble in our roots and you will see where it begins

The vision was not a misunderstanding

Blood is contained with contentment

The battle is over as bliss is achieved

But the war is eternal as you remember what “WE” believed

Found in the present

Fever elicits a gift

I have always been appreciative of health practitioners of all fields but in my opinion, physiotherapy is the most holistic treatment approach for the majority of mechanical problems. Since I was a child, I was always active but once I suffered a small injury that turned into something extremely debilitating and long lasting I realized that my goal is to become a competent Physiotherapist and my dream is teach prevention and rehabilitation strategies that will help everybody reduce the amount of dysfunction and pain they may develop throughout life. Our society is fast paced and it is easy to forget that our top priority is our health. Therefore, I hope that my experiences as a patient will help me connect and communicate with help me in my professional career as a hopeful physiotherapist.

I have harnessed an in-depth patient perspective from my share of dysfunction and debilitation. Having about seven years experience of self-discovery in recovery and rehabilitation, I believe that I can deliver a personal message on how to motivate yourself and develop a optimistic mind-set to never give up. This is extremely important because people can give up easily when they feel there is no clear explanation on how and what they feel. Most seemingly debilitating symptoms can actually be reduced to minimal or none with the correct mind-set and management strategies.

~Open Our Minds

I believe that there should be a balance between large and small class room sizes in all educational settings. But I personally wish for a qualitative approach towards academic education as opposed to a quantitative one. We all know that quality is greater than quantity but we also know that we live in a monetary world right? So coming from that perspective, let me tell you the pros and cons of having larger class sizes versus smaller ones.

Having larger class sizes allows a greater number of students to receive education while sacrificing the “effectiveness” of the knowledge gained by each student. Think about it like this: if there are 300 students, each of their brains will absorb a piece of the information that they have learned from a professor or teacher. In other words, the gain in educational soundness is like an “intense competition” between 300 unique and thriving brains. And with some luck maybe 1-10 students achieved quality education. However, on the positive side, since we have a vast world population we benefit by having larger class sizes because we can provide an opportunity to hopefully teach the majority. The monetary value will also be lower compared to a qualitative approach because there would be less of a need to upgrade and build new infrastructure, hire more professors and teachers, and purchase more and better academic equipment.

From the other side of the spectrum, I believe that having smaller class sizes will indefinitely produce sound education for current and aspiring students. Think about it like this: if there are 30 students, the amount of information distributed and received by each nervous system should be higher in quality as there is “less competition” between brains. And through this effective education we can and will produce more thinkers then doers and less doers then thinkers into society. As opposed to larger classroom sizes, the monetary value will definitely be greater to facilitate and manage smaller class sizes.

Therefore, since we live in a monetary world, we can only hope for and slowly change for more quality and less quantity in our educational settings. However, we should never forget and always strive to teach and educate in a qualitative manner in any appropriate setting. And on the plus side, most universities provide a qualitative ratio of professor to students at “higher course levels.” One more interesting note is that the class room sizes in elementary schools and universities/colleges should be switched around to produce the “ideal” educational settings.

~Open Our Minds

“Life is what you make it, but it’s up to you to take what you deserve.” – David So

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