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WHY DID A CHOOSE TO BE A NURSE ESSAY? Is Nursing a Profession?

As I have begun the pursuit to further my education I have been faced with the question of whether Nursing is a true profession. During the 19 years that I have been a nurse I have thought nursing was a profession but as I have learned in my reading not everyone feels this way. For example, World Book (1999) states that there are two main groups of nurses, the professional nurses and the technique nurses. They define the professional nurses as graduates of four-year or five-year college programs and the technical nurses as graduates of two-year community colleges or the three-year hospital programs. The American Nurses Association (ANA) offers characteristics of a profession that I plan to show that nursing possesses (Hood and Leddy, 2003). Authority to control its own work is one of these characteristics (Hood and Leddy, 2003). Although nursing is required to follow physician's orders and the rules of the employing agency there are many ways nursing is capable of controlling his/her own work. There is a wide range of opportunity for work and intellectual growth. There is clinical work, teaching, research, and a melding of the three. There are many opportunities within each of those areas. For example in clinical work the nurse may choose from a physician's office, health department, school system, or hospital, to name a few. Within the hospital the nurses continues to have multiple opportunities. Some of these are medical nursing, surgical nursing, obstetrical nursing, pediatric nursing or critical nursing. As nurses we have the freedom to choose from a wide array of scheduling options, full-time, part-time, weekenders or prn. Self-scheduling is also frequently an options. "Accountability has always been acknowledged as one of the hallmarks of a profession" (Hood and Leddy, 2003, p.384). Nursing is accountable to the patient and family to provide the highest quality of care and the knowledge to provide this care. Why I Chose Nursing? Being a nurse is a very influential and rewarding profession. Nurses care for people through illness, injury, pain, loss, dying, grieving, birth, growth, aging and health. They not only care for people through illness, but they also promote health, prevent diseases and educate the public. We all know that nursing is a field that is concerned with helping people, yet I believe that in becoming a nurse, a person needs more than that desire to succeed. It is essential for a nurse to be open, strong, determined, thoughtful and caring. These qualities would reflect on the nurse and would make caring for the patient easier. When I first gained my dream of being a nurse I was in the fifth grade. I would always hear older people say that nurses and doctors make the most money, and I always wanted to be wealthy and successful so I decided this is what I would do. I believe that I belong to this field because ever since I was a child I always wanted to make a positive influence in others lives. Throughout my
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childhood I felt the need to care for others since I know that I have the power and the choice to do so. I have always had this theory that if you have the knowledge and ability to achieve a goal then thats what you should reach for. As a child and teenager I suffered a few server illnesses and was hospitalized. Being there made me scared but encountering the nice nursing staff and doctors made me feel more secure. I would always ask questions like do you love you job and what made you become a nurse. Getting those answers and having those experiences made me feel more competent about the career choice that I was playing on pursuing. As I got older I began to do research on the field and I learn that it was not only a rewarding career but it was an auspicious one also. Nursing is one of the few careers that not only help others but it also helps you as a person.

What Renate says is true. However, if you are not on androgen blockers and start to put oestrogen into your system your body may respond by producing more testosterone. The higher the E possibly more response to produce T. Some clinics and some professional are in a habit of reporting information in an inaccurate way to 'receive' your attention. As long as you are with professional endos and medics just follow what they say. (IMO) Cindy http://www.anzgsg.org

Reply #3 on: May 13, 2011, 03:36:59 am

If a distinct increase in serum estradiol is sustained for approximately 36 hours (1), a positive feedback becomes manifest, this promote the excretion of GnRH results in LH surge that causes testosterone production to increase temporary, after that the level drop back to normal. When steady level of serum estradial is maintained, and if the level is sufficient to manifest as negative feedback, then the secretion of GnRH will be suppressed (2) , result in lower LH level which reduce testosterone production. Reference: 1. NEURAL CONTROL OF OVULATION*Judith L. Turgeon. 2. http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/S/SexHormones.html