My carrying out risks assessments and finding a

My dream to do adult nursing was when
I suffered from pneumonia as a child. Growing up in Kenya due to living
conditions I got pneumonia. I loved how caring the nurses where and they never
failed to keep a smile on my face every morning. This then aspired me to be a
nurse. In addition I also volunteered in a45r  care home at the age of 16. I wasn’t able to
do personal care but I would sit with the residents during tea time and I
enjoyed having a chat and helping the service providers as much as I could.

Am currently studying level 3
extended diploma in Health and Social Care at Stockport College. During this
course I’ve been able to enjoy all my units and I have gained a lot of
knowledge from my tutors and peers. One of my favourite units has been anatomy
and physiology which I got a distinction. I learnt about the different functions
of the body system and how they interrelate to one another and the importance of
homeostasis in maintaining the healthy functioning of the body.  I have also learnt a lot from unit 12 public
health. This unit has increased my knowledge on key points of public health
strategies and how the National Health Service (NHS) was led and put into
effect in 1948 by Aneurin Bevan who was the labour health minister. Working
with adults, it’s important to know different types of dementia which could
affect people from all ages. This unit has taught me different roles and
responsibilities of health care providers in improving the health and quality
for people with dementia. This unit also outlines different types of dementia
and common signs and symptoms. Lastly, working in a health care environment it’s
important that health and safety measures are taken. For example carrying out
risks assessments and finding a way to minimise them for the service users.

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During my course, I’ve done 200 hours
of placement in a care home. I’ve learnt about the importance of multi-agency
working and good communication skills. For example writing and noting down each
activity the service users do. This has improved my communication effectively
and my interpersonal interactions. For instance, when talking to service users
it’s important to talk in a quiet place since noise can affect an individual’s
comfort and cause annoyance. It can also affect the concentration of the
communication cycle.

My hobbies are dancing, cooking,
spending time with my family and friends and reading. When I visit Kenya I also
love spending time in a children’s orphanage called Tumaini children’s home in
Mombasa and we try to provide basic necessities. I do enjoy sports and going to
the gym which helps improve my fitness abilities.

I came from Kenya to the UK in 2015
January. It was quite hard travelling all the way from a different continent
and having to start all over only with only a few months left to do my GCSE’S.  This made me more independent and dedicated to
do all my assignments on time and ensure I summited before the deadlines. I do
believe it’s important to set targets which give me more motivation and time to
plan and organise my work.  My
knowledge and skills have improved drastically and I have learnt a lot by
assessing my own development throughout this course and setting my
goals/targets. I do
have ICT skills which I believe is vital to have working in a healthcare setting
since it manages and saves all service data which could be used for later use.

I do believe that adult nursing is
the right career path choice since I’ve been able to work in a health care environment
and learnt from professional health workers what is needed and demanded from
you working as a nurse. Nursing might be challenging but it’s important to stay
calm and comforting to all patients regardless of the situation since they
trust you and look up to you for reassurance. I am confident I can overcome
these challenges since I believe I entail the academic ability and good
understanding of professional care values to be an adult nurse.

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