Personal Life Plan of a Registered Nurse Narrative Essay by scribbler

Personal Life Plan of a Registered Nurse
This author considers her goals, challenges and irrational beliefs from the perspective of her nursing career.
# 152631 | 900 words | 2 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 07, 2013 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Psychology (Theory)

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This writer, a registered nurse, relates her irrational beliefs that concern her competence and ability to stand on her own 'two feet,' and her need to do well and win the approval of others for her performance so she does not perceive herself as a failure. The writer describes how she wishes to obtain the objectives of Abraham Maslow and also offers personal insights on how she has overcome personal difficulties to create a successful nursing career. Finally, this writer considers the goals she has set for herself and mentions the barriers that must be overcome for her to achieve these goals.

Irrational Beliefs
Objectives of Adult Development Theorists that You Wish to Attain
Personal Insights on Work Values, Transferable Skills, Career Interest Patterns, Roles, Occupational Environment and Corporate Culture
Goals that You have Set for Yourself and Barriers that Must be Overcome to Achieve your Goals

From the Paper:

"The theorist of adult development who has always seemed the most persuasive to me is that of Abraham H. Maslow. According to Maslow, every human being must satisfy certain, basic needs before satisfying his or her higher needs. As a nurse, when helping my patients, I see how helping a person feed themselves, making them comfortable, and relieving their pain can dramatically improve their state of mind. In my current work on a mental health unit, I see how when people's illnesses make them unable to engage in basic life tasks, their psychological state worsens. Feeding them, giving them shelter, and adjusting their medication is necessary before engaging in dialogue about their belief systems and striving to satisfy their higher-level needs. Without the meeting of the "most basic needs that are vital to survival, such as the need for water, air, food and sleep," individuals cannot reach goals of self-actualization (Cherry 2010). Even in my personal life, I have seen how alleviating the pain of an elderly relative with arthritis can enable him or her to play with grandchildren, relax, and have a more positive outlook on his or her life. Without addressing physical demands, achieving spiritual satisfaction is not possible."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Cherry, Kendra. (2010). Hierarchy of Needs. Retrieved July 11, 2010 at
  • Ellis, Albert. (2006). What is rational emotional therapy? REBT Network. Retrieved July 11, 2010 at

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