Library Home eChapter Student Nurses' Perspectives

Student Nurses' Perspectives




Grace McCorkell - It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This is a perceptive commentary into the reasons why a high school graduate chose nursing, and thereby is an invaluable resource in understanding how the youth of our contemporary society view nursing. More specifically, Grace McCorkell touches on very interesting aspects of nursing, which she has encountered. Namely, the ability to assist and care for those who need it most; the job security inherent in the profession; the diversity of roles and responsibilities in every nursing aspect; the continual ability to improve and update a nurse's clinical knowledge; and the ability to place value and respect in every human being as an equal member of the human race.

Zoe Youl - It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This insightful, intelligent and interesting perspective provides a glimpse into the reasoning behind a student's decision to embark upon a nursing career. More specifically, Zoe Youl describes the pre-conceived perspective she had about the nursing profession and how this was altered by personal experiences and external influences such as advice from other nurses. In addition to this, she implicitly conveys that touching, caring aspect that is so cherished within a nurse.

Tamarin Macleod - In this student nursing perspective, the unique position of a career-change to nursing is explored. As Tamarin Macleod decided to become a nurse at 33, she shows that more pragmatic approach to the decision to become a nurse. That is to say, she frankly acknowledges that some areas of the profession are less appealing. However, the overwhelming judgment of nursing is that the prominence placed in care and patient-centric focus is validating and exhilarating.
Previous Chapter | Next Chapter


Comments
Click to Refresh
Add new comment

Author / Editor Biographies

As Tamarin Macleod decided to become a nurse at 33, she shows that more pragmatic approach to the decision to become a nurse. That is to say, she frankly acknowledges that some areas of the profession are less appealing. However, the overwhelming judgment of nursing is that the prominence placed in care and patient-centric focus is validating and exhilarating.
BN, Grad Cert Clin Nurs (Intensive Care)
Zoe Youl is a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Nurse Planner and Event Education Manager at Ausmed Education. In this role, she manages Ausmed's Event Education Team which coordinates the content development for Ausmed's 300+ conferences and seminars run nationally around Australia for nurses and midwives. Before commencing at Ausmed Education, Zoe worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in Intensive Care at a large private hospital in Melbourne. She values the ability of education to enable personal and professional growth, is a passionate teacher and has experience as a Sessional Academi...
It is widely understood that the future lies in those youthful enough to affect and experience it. This is a perceptive commentary into the reasons why a high school graduate chose nursing, and thereby is an invaluable resource in understanding how the youth of our contemporary society view nursing. More specifically, Grace McCorkell touches on very interesting aspects of nursing, which she has encountered. Namely, the ability to assist and care for those who need it most; the job security inherent in the profession; the diversity of roles and responsibilities in every nursing aspect; the cont...

Other eChapters from the eBook

Related Resources