From A Nurse to a Lecturer

One of the principles I hold on about landing a successful career in nursing is being able to grasp the knowledge and practical advises given by your mentors who can be another nurse, a case manager, leaders in the field and doctors. As a child I never imagined myself working in a hospital. Matter of fact, I remember telling my mom that someday I’d be working in a bank because money is there. When I graduated in high school, I was wondering what course to take. During that time nursing positions are expanding and the number of registered nurses seemed insufficient to meet the career demands.

So I took the university entrance exam and when I successfully got in, I took another entrance exam for the college of nursing. The idea of working as a nurse sank in deep over the years of learning. One major concept that appealed to me is the practical learning nursing subjects offer. I also delight on the idea that nursing students were integrated with students from other courses in some subjects.

Our community exposure made me realized how nurses play a greater part in the community. Furthermore those experiences taught me how nurses play an undisputed leadership role in the health care field. After I graduated, I came across nurses who were good at inspiring others. When I joined a review class session for the first time, I know nursing is for me. But not working in the hospital area but doing what the person in front of the room did and that is teaching other nurses.

My First Ward Experience

After graduation I went home and decided to keep myself busy in a hospital job while waiting for the board examination. During that time unlicensed nurses are still allowed to work in hospitals with the supervision of registered and experienced nurses. My first day of work knocked me off physically. The hospital I worked on had a strict protocol and was regarded as one of hospitals providing the best hospital experience for nurses. The actual clinical experience really helped in building my confidence in my profession. After quite some time, I filed a leave to take a 2-month review class for the upcoming board examination.

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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