Self-Assessment In My Celebration Of Becoming A Nurse
To maximize our human potentials, it is important to assess each of our beings: physical status, mental status, emotional status, our relationships, our choices and our spirit (Dossey & Keegan, 2009, p.158).
I believe that personal or self-assessment needs a person to reflect based on its experiences and methods available. I have found then myself that after going through the self-assessment questionnaires in the book (Dossey & Keegan, 2009, p.159-164), I discover myself of which aspect in my life consist of my strong points and somehow partly needs to be improve.
I also have read a journal that according to it, Dewey believed that education should help people think better, and he perceived reflective thinking very much as problem solving (Kenny, L., 2003,p.105).
Further in the journal identified the six thinking hats. The six thinking hats have different colours and each colour represents a different way of thinking. De Bono suggests that these six thinking hats represent every basic (domain) of thinking ((Kenny, L., 2003, p.107).
The six thinking hats ((Kenny, L., 2003, p.107-110)
1. The white hat
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2. The red hat
3. The black hat
4. The yellow hat
5. The green hat
6. The blue hat
This journal had helped me more discover myself and made me more reflective as to what I want to do in my life in reflection to my desire of becoming a nurse.
When I went through all the self-assessment questionnaires, I found out that I am the type of person who has high self-esteem. I am the person who is independent, courageous, brave and has endurance. I am a person no matter what is the outcome in any circumstance I do not regret and considers the situation as a way to learn and improve something. I am the person with perseverance, hardworking and open to new ideas because I believed learning is a way of knowing things continuously. That is why I value Education because for me education will give me tools and skills in my critical thinking. On the other hand, pointing my weakest phase of my life is my emotion when it comes to a family. I belong to a very close-knit family. We were brought up to be mindful and concern to each other as well in consideration of the environment where we in. It hurts me when any of my family is hurt. However, I am trying to suppress my emotion to any different situations that it will not hinder in any of my decision-making.
I grow-up with a family of so much values and beliefs to live by which I believed had helped myself become what I am right now. Just like what I said, I value so much education. I value so much all the teachings my parents taught me/us when we were young. That my parents told us, education is something that you possess and no matter what will happen, no one can steal it from you. And that being wise in any aspect of life, will lead you the right direction of your life. I am grateful that I have parents who even do not have proper education they were able to work so hard and sent us to be educated.
When I was about turning six year old, I remember that I asked my mother to enrol me in grade 1. I remember, she told me, I will not be accepted because I was too young. I was so persistent and even cried because I want to go to school and learn. And so my mother and I went to the school and see if the school will accept me. The teacher who was my grade 1 teacher evaluated me and I was accepted. My proper education started there. At that early age I already had planned myself of what I wanted to be. And that I want to be a medical doctor, a nurse or an engineer. Recalling my early childhood, my thoughts of planning my future, is a way of reflecting of what I want to be in the future. And I feel that I am that kind of a person because it continuous in me being so reflective, as a matter of fact, I used to have a diary, journal and write any events of my life and write anything that I tried something to change and requires improvement in me. Somehow, I stop writing in details about my life when my life started to be so preoccupied. Somehow, though I do not write my life events in details, I scribble notes of things I will do outright and things needs to be look after.
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In the six thinking hats as I read it, I discovered that I am correlated with the green hat and the blue hat. Green hat is associated with growth, energy and life, it is useful hat to wear when people to think more creatively (Kenny, L., 2003, p.108).
The blue hat, this hat is concerned with the thinking process itself and can be used to think about the whole process of reflection and reflexivity, De Bono identifies it as a useful way of thinking about “what have we achieved so far?, it can also be used to order the sequence of hats and in answering the question “what do we want to achieve? (Kenny, L., p.108).
I believe I am correlated with green and blue hats because I am the person who welcomes change, growth and has the energy to continue on no matter what. I am the person who organizes things orderly and see what is accomplished so far or not. Life is important to me and that while I am alive as much as I can, I will try to do the best for me and for my family as well as mindful to others needs in holistic way especially when I will completely reach my journey in becoming a nurse. However, I am also in the process of seeking other means or individuals that will help enhance my growth within other aspects in my life that I am not strong. I strongly believe that interacting with other individuals allows my being to grow, to know their whole-being with respect to their culture, their selves, their beliefs, sharing my strengths weak or strong and through these, it helps my individuality to improve something and in my critical thinking.
... become closer to achieving my goals. By accomplishing these goals, I would have lived my life to the fullest. It is important ... become closer to achieving my goals. By accomplishing these goals, I would have lived my life to the fullest. It is important ... become closer to achieving my goals. By accomplishing these goals, I would have lived my life to the fullest. It is important ...
My becoming a nurse
Back to my early childhood, I was already planning things to at least within my capability, I want to accomplish. I’d like to be a medical doctor, a nurse or an engineer.
I was a third grader that to my surprise our homeroom adviser assigned me to play a role of a nurse in our stage presentation. I was excited thinking in the future I will be doing nursing jobs. To my frustrations, nearing the end of high my school life after I thoroughly reviewed my choices, I remember feeling thrilled because I was sure of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I decided that nursing seemed to be the career that has significance of all of my strong points and I believe, It will offer me challenges that along the way I will enjoy seeking and accomplishing tasks, but then I was not in the field I wanted to be. My mother’s saying no to my dream has impacted to shift my plan. Although I was frustrated, I continued on my education in engineering and still I was happy because I would say, I was fulfilled, having able finished my degree. I had worked in an environment that molded me into a better person and had helped myself gain self-confidence.
I value so much education, that even I was working, at the same time I was attending my post graduate study. In 2003, that was the time I decided to immigrate to Canada. I’ve been to this country for eight years now. Working so hard but then back in my head, I plan to pursue the dream I desired to.
My experience in this country of being a client and a dental assistant to a health care facility has driven me more the passion to pursue what I wanted to in my life. So far, in recalling moments being provided with health care services, and provided health care services to a client as a dental assistant, I do not have, I would say, major bad experiences, that hinder my decision of joining the nursing program. My experiences in a clinical environment (i.e., being a client in a hospital and a dental assistant) give me positive thoughts of becoming a nurse. In fact, people (including my family especially my husband) I met in a health care facility encourages me to try and work on my dream. In them, I see compassion, care, respect, kindness, and a listener in which also as a dental assistant for eight years I acted that way not because I have to but it is important to my whole being.
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I knew very well that my decision to enter the nursing field is one I am definite of and so I decided to jump on this journey. Now finally I am accepted to the program and had given this chance to celebrate, I am so happy and privilege but I would say, not yet a complete way of celebration because I know this is a long road of my journey. Being a student nurse, a wife and a mother of two very young children I have to make sacrifices. But along the way, I have learned that seeking my dream to succeed requires passion, desire, and the will to overcome obstacles because I know there is no easy road to success or achievement, however I believe that with total dedication and realistic targets, I can make my dream happen. Hopefully I will be able to celebrate completely of my becoming a nurse. And one day when I will start into practice, I can make a client’s health – in whole-being perspective- a difference.
Reflection is more than just thinking about something, it should be an active process, which should result in learning, changing behaviours, perspective or practices (Kenny, L., 2003, p.105).
I learned that to be able to reach our goals we should be at first reflective as to what we want to seek and accomplish. And this can only be happened associated with values and determination, the will to seek essential tools and skills to reach the desired dream we want to accomplish.