Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm
I can’t believe I am almost halfway through my last year in college. It seems so surreal that I began my journey at PUC two and a half years ago. I am now a Registered Nurse working on my Bachelor’s degree, and I will soon be out in the field. This last week, BSN students had core week, which consists of all our classes concentrated from morning until night. It was pretty exhausting, to say the least. This quarter, one of our main classes is Nursing Research. Honestly, it is one of the driest and tidiest subjects I have ever come across, even worse than statistics, which it is closely related to. I found myself groaning every time the lecture would begin and I cringe when I look at our list of assignments for this class.
However, I recently realized that I’ve had the wrong attitude about this class. While I had been focusing on the frustrating and time-consuming parts of this subject, I failed to see the overall purpose of the class. Nursing Research enables us as nurses to keep our professional standing in the Health Care Field. We can excel at nothing which we do not continually pursue. As nurses, we are responsible for keeping up-to-date with the latest research and technology in order to provide optimal care to our patients. This class teaches us to constantly challenge the status quo, and not be satisfied with the present way doing things. There is always room for improvement, and Nursing Research is reminder of that.
My goal for this quarter is to keep an open mind when it comes to the hard tasks put before me, because there is always a reason for them. We cannot grow unless we are challenged.
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