Rural Nursing Experience

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Science, Health Science, Immunology
Share Embed Donate

Short Description

Download Rural Nursing Experience...


The Rural Nursing Experience

By: Maritza Lima BScN (c)

Fear of the Unknown “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” – Confucius (500 B.C.)

Accepting the rotations across the Huron Perth County is the beginning of this journey…

A Changing Work Environment

Changing Colleagues

Staff at Stratford General Hospital

Self-direction and independence were fostered with the encouragement of supportive preceptors and colleagues Staff at Goderich Marine & General Hospital

The interprofessional collaboration between nurses, physicians, laboratory and x-ray technicians enhanced the experience as a student.

Staff at Wingham & District Hospital

The people encountered in the rural nursing experience are proud of practicing in this field and have made the experience unforgettable.

Living Environment

Staying Healthy

Cooking as Therapeutic

Professional Growth

Vast opportunities for attainment of various clinical skills

Practicing to care for acute and complex clients

Prepare for and assist in casting

Using the defibrillator

Performing 12-lead ECG

Learning to interpret X-rays

Learning from physicians

Learning from nurses

Learning from x-ray technician

Fostering independence and self-direction

While collaborating and working with a team

Leisure provides passive, recuperative, and restorative opportunities and is a means of coping with stress (Trenberth & Dewe 2002).

A Day as a Farm Girl

Dan and his horse, owner of the largest organic pig farm in Ontario. So many babes!

A Day as a Farm Girl

At the dairy farm

A baby calf looking for milk

Living Life …the Country Style

First time quilting

First time snowmobiling!

First time four-wheeling!

Time has flown by and I did not feel like I was doing school or work…

“Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius (500 B. C.)

References Confucius. (500 B.C.). Analects. [Electronic Version]. Retrieved April 4, 2008 from Earvolino-Ramirez, M. (2007). Resilience: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, 42(2), 73-82. Retrieved March 15, 2008 from ProQuest database. Lazarus, R. S., & Folkman, S. (1984). Stress, appraisal and coping. New York: Springer. McConkey, A. (2005). The immune system. Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives. Retrieved April 4, 2008 from tml

Trenberth, L., & Dewe, P. (2002). The importance of leisure as a means of coping with work related stress: An exploratory study. Conselling Psychology Quarterly, 15(1), 59-72. Retrieved February 12, 2008 from CINHAL database.

View more...


Copyright � 2017 NANOPDF Inc.