Setting up Personal Goals

Settingup Personal Goals

Settingup Personal Goals

AmyMesser is a nurse paralegal who began her career as a nurse in chargeand a supervisor for a facility with a long-term care. She holds aBSN where she described a nurse paralegal as a nurse who can applyhis or her unique medical knowledge and skill-set to help a legalteam. She slowly transitioned to caring acute nursing as just a staffnurse. At the time of her interview, she is working as a nurseparalegal in one of the law firms, which specializes in only medicalmalpractice cases. During the interview, I told her that she was myrole model and she immediately offers some information about hercareer and information. She advises that I should not let schoolconsume my whole life. Instead, I should take time to take care ofone self and enjoy other things that life offers. She says thatwell-rounded persons not only make learners, but also great nurses.From the interview, I realized that Amy Messer possessed greatcommunication skills, empathy, emotional stability, and flexible.

Fromthe interview, Amy demonstrated certain beliefs, attitudes, values,and philosophies that when related to my long term goals could bevery essential. First, Amy believed that one should not onlyconcentrate on being an exceptional nurse but to be a well-roundedperson. Secondly, she exudes a range of values such as truthful,honest, knowledgeable, enthusiastic about her job, and open minded.Thirdly, Amy, all through the interview, exhibits positive attitudeon her approach to the questions even though some of them wereintruding to her privacy. Finally, she had a philosophy that shebelieved that nurses including her have responsibility to the publicto provide safe health care to the sick. She believed a good nursecannot turn off after his or her shift is over. He or she should bewilling to offer his or her availability at any time of the day ornight. At the end of the interview, I noted that all these attributesshould be incorporated in my long-term goals.