I think I made a meaningful contribution to my workplace through my project. The directors and my mentor told me that when new nurses are sent in or when new residents come in, they don't know anything about each other. We thought, how can we fix this problem. That is when my project came about. This is meaningful because I am fixing a problem that Carlsbad by The Sea once had. Also, I know for a fact that all of the residents enjoyed getting interviewed. It makes them feel special. I am really excited to go around to each of the residents and read the scrapbook that I made to them. They will get to read not only about themselves, but their neighbors. It will create a sense of community.
After working here for almost a month, I have had time to reflect on my career and how my mind and goals have changed. I have realized that being a doctor or physician in this field is not for me. I now know, after following Dr. Given, that I do not have the patience, nor the desire to work 36 hour long shifts. I want to raise a family and have a social life, so becoming a doctor is just simply not for me. After shadowing Teri (RN, BSN) I have realized that I love what she does. She is helping people and she is appreciated. She has many friends here and she is more than just a nurse to all of the residents. She is a friend. I want to make a difference like Teri does. She does not work long hours, and she has a meaningful career.