My ideal job is working as a forensic nurse where I would use my experience in serving as an expert clinician in various forensic settings. I am aware that the fieldof forensic science is relatively new and requires a lot of qualifications, but am up to the task. As an aspiring forensic nurse I will start my path towards my career by enrolling in a master’s degree program in nursing. My current academic qualifications in the computer science field will prove imperative towards attaining my desired career goal. The field of nursing and more so in forensic nursing requires not only the primary knowledge of computers, but more about detailed computer skills. Since I possess a degree in computer science, it will serve as an important booster while operating as a forensic nurse.
The desire to work as a forensic nurse is driven by interests in specialized areas. The specialized practices are based on the nature of the task where a forensic nurse provides treatment as well as support to victims of violent crime like rape and assault. The work further entails giving testimony on behalf of the victims during legal proceedings. One of the notable practices that interest me relates to assessment where a forensic nurse is r...
equired to work with response teams that visit scenes of crime in order to assist victims. Engaging in the assessment process requires a forensic nurse to remain on call during various periods in both day and night. Once a forensic nurse visits the scene of crime, the nurse evaluates psychological or physical traumas that the victim has encountered. Undertaking such a role will serve towards achievement of my ultimate goal of helping those in need within the society.
The next notable interest in my ideal job relates to offering treatment to victims. Forensic registered nurses receive extensive training in treatment procedures that allow them to respond in a prompt and effective manner at crime scenes. In situations where treatment is required at a crime scene, it is the role of a forensic nurse to provide such treatment. It is equally the role of a forensic nurse to provide referrals to victims so as to ensure that they receive additional treatment. Engaging in such roles will prove imperative in my course towards helping the society. The last role that interests and motivates me towards becoming a forensic nurse relates to testimony provision. Effective support for victims of crime is accompanied by sufficient testimony that helps in bringing retribution to the offended. Forensic nurses are subjected to training in criminal justice, perpetrator theory, criminal law and victimology that proves of significant importance while testifying in a court of law. As such, it signifies that I will help in providing expert witness to help victims of crime where my services are used.
Skills I want to use
Working and succeeding as a forensic nurse will require application of various skills. These skills are attained during the learning process right from the time of
acquiring a bachelor’s degree in nursing science though acquisition of a master’s degree in nursing. It is equally important noting that work experience as a nurse and practical programs during the learning process serves in adding the skills of a forensic registered nurse. Continuous learning while practicing by attending seminars, workshops and other learning programs for nurses equally serves in sharpening the skills of an individual. The primary skills that I will use while practicing as a forensic nurse comprise of pediatric nursing, medical surgical nursing, psychiatric nursing together with pharmacology as well as nursing fundamentals. Application of these skills will serve in helping victims of crimes to recover from possible harm that may have been caused by a perpetrator. Skills in psychiatric nursing will prove crucial while dealing with victims of psychological trauma. Other than the skills in the nursing and medical field, I equally intend to use the computer skills acquired in my bachelor’s degree in computer science.
The computer skills will help in the compilation of medical reports for patients throughout my career. Evidence compilation further requires statistical knowledge with the skills learned while undertaking my undergraduate degree in computer science serving an important role compiling and preparing the best evidence. Application of psychiatric nursing skills will equally prove imperative during my course of operations as a family nurse practitioner. That results not from failure of encountering situations that require application of such skills, but more so from the fact that I will have to deal with victims of trauma..
In every working environment, various values that organizations maintain serve in affecting the achievement of employees. As with the case of other health care settings, maintaining specified forms of values in an organization where I will work as a forensic nurse will help in achieving both organizational and individual career and private goals. One notable value that I would want my ideal organization to observe relates to professionalism. While it is unlikely that an organization that requires the services of a forensic nurse will fail to adhere to professionalism, adhering to professional values of the highest level in every set of operations and level is important. Such a value will serve in achieving excellent results among individuals and also in developing expertise. The other important value that I would require within my ideal organization to observe relates to work-life balance. The role of a family nurse practitioner is focused on delivering family-focused care through different cultures within a given population.
Therefore, providing adequate time for the profession to overcome such challenges there is need to balance the hours spent on work and those spent on private life. It is my believe that subjecting an individual to more hours of work while ignoring their private life is counterproductive. Where there is a work/life balance, an individual worker becomes industrious as the person is relieved in the mind. As a result of the industriousness of workers within the health care set up, the quality of care delivered is improved. Another important value I consider is giving back to the society where an organization may engage in corporate social responsibility practices and