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What organizations would help me the most if I plan on pursuing Nursing?

I plan on studying nursing at Baylor University. #planning #help

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John’s Answer

Jordyn becoming a nurse is huge decision and now that you have made it, consider joining Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), to help you prepare yourself for this rewarding but challenging career. HOSA provides an opportunity for future health leaders — including nurses — to take advantage of professional and academic resources while still in high school. The group offers events, scholarships, and plenty of resources to help connect learners with the nursing world while still in high school, which is ideal for making professional connections. When you become a member of HOSA, you'll gain access to new options for growing as a nursing professional. You can also get to know more experienced professionals and learn from professional role models and mentors. Your personal character is important to know before becoming a nurse. You have to be able to work well with people and be very patient. This is a career that can be very stressful, so being able to handle work under pressure and make quick decisions is a necessity. Since this profession requires you to work a lot with other people, there will be many different personality traits that you will interact with.

Now is a good time to develop a your work ethic. Preparing to become a nurse you will need to be able to work hard and know as much detail as you can to do this job accurately. Having good study habits and spending plenty of time reading and studying will help prepare you for the work ethic needed to be successful in the nursing. Developing your work ethic and mental strength will help bring you to your goal of becoming a nurse. Being a nurse is a lot of responsibilities as you have other people's well being in your hands. So preparing yourself for the responsibilities that you will be taking on is a good way to get ready for the nursing field. You should also develop your organizational and accuracy skills so that you will be able to prioritize and prepare the legal medical documents as a RN.

Reading publications such as the American Journal of Nursing or Science Daily can help learners stay aware of current trends and issues in the field of nursing. Following these publications also provides insight into some of the challenges facing the profession in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Hope this helps Jordyn

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Jordyn when you apply to Baylor University, be mindful of the competition. Begin practicing the diligence and excellence you’ll need as a nurse while you fill out your nursing school applications, and prepare for the interviews to make the best impression possible. If you have the calling, and already possess the qualities of a great nurse, make sure both are apparent as you fulfill the requirements and prerequisites of the nursing school you’ve chosen.
Volunteer – Spending a couple of hours each weekend at a hospital, assisted living facility, or in another healthcare setting can help students learn more about the profession and understand whether it offers a good fit for their personal and professional needs. Volunteer work hours also look great on a college application.
Interview Your School Nurse – Even if your goal isn’t to become a school nurse, don’t neglect this excellent professional resource. Most students have easy access to these professionals during the school day and can ask about their experiences. School nurses can share advice and offer tips on how to avoid common mistakes in nursing education.
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Tonya’s Answer

Great question I have not seen yet related to nursing in CareerVillage. One responsibility in nursing is to engage in nursing professional organizations. The obligation is based on the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses - Provision # 9 (2015). Nursing professional organization impact nursing practice, health policies, promotion of health and wellness to nurses and those we serve, create the vision for the future of nursing, and can influence local, national, and global healthcare. As a nursing student one national organization is the American Nurses Association (2021). The national nursing organization impacts the excellence in nursing, as well as policies, industry, and employers (American Nurses Association, 2021). You do not have to wait until you are a nurse to join the ANA. There a membership for nursing students. I have included the link below where you can read about the ANA and the benefits of joining as a nursing student (American Nurses Association Nursing Students, 2021).
As you are orienting at Baylor (or other schools as others read this answer) the nursing program’s present students and faculty can provide recommendations on-campus/ off-campus organizations. You may be interested in organizations on-campus/off-campus that aligns with your interest. Look to see if non-nursing organizations’ mission, vision, and goals align with the role of nursing. For example, a volunteer organization on campus could provide you experiences in working in various communities to learn about other’s experience, positive aspects, and challenges related to healthcare.

All the best.

American Nurses Association (2021). Nursing students. https://www.nursingworld.org/membership/student-nurses/

American Nurses Association (2015). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements (view only for members and non-members).
https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/nursing-excellence/ethics/code-of-ethics-for-nurses/coe-view-only/
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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Jordyn!

I would recommend getting involved in things you are passionate about that revolve around healthcare and/or nursing. It's great to get experience in a hospital or clinic setting as a volunteer or a nursing assistant, as the hands-on experience will help you at the bedside as a nurse. There are numerous ways to get involved outside of that as well, and organizations that are advocating for inclusive healthcare, racial equality in healthcare, and equal pay for women in the field are some things you may want to get involved in. Look into local organizations if you would like, but definitely focus on what YOU care about, not just what looks good on a resume.

Hope this helps :)

Sanober
Thank you comment icon So true Sanober, to focus on what one cares about. Thank you Tonya Lawrence, PhD, MSN, RN, CNM
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