My name is Semia McFadden and I am currently employedas a private duty nurse with Care Master Medical and Savannah River Nursing. Mycase load with Care Master is a twenty four hour care patient that I see threetimes a week. With Savannah River Nursing, I have one patient that I see on anas needed basis. I enjoy working with both of my patients.
Although their carevaries greatly, I like the challenges they present. I have alwayswanted to be a nurse. I received my license just a year ago, but I have learneda lot in that time. I began following my dream to become a nurse at AikenTechnical College (ATC). My dream became a bit deferred when I failed my secondnursing class in my final semester with a 79.3%. I was then approved for LPN byendorsement.
Although it got me in the door to where I wanted to be, I knew Idid not want it to be my final destination. My long term goal is to receive aMaster’s degree in nursing and become a nursing instructor. To achieve that goal is why I have enrolled into theTransition program.
I know that this program will put me back on track to reachingmy destination, but I am a bit fearful. This fear extends from the fact that Iwent through the ADN program and not the LPN program. I fear that thedifference will hurt me because this is transition from LPN to RN and I havenot had the training of an LPN. I perform my duties as an LPN through theeducation I received for an RN.
In a home sitting, it is wonderful because Ihave no one to tell me that my actions are not in line with an LPN scope ofpractice. My supervisor praises me for the work that I do and for noticingthings that my fellow co-workers fail to pick up on and making decisions thatare best for the client. I do not want to over step my bounds in this programand not succeed. The only thing I see positive coming from that fact that Iwent through the RN program, is that I will be thinking like a RN and this willmore than likely be a review for me. Ihope to complete this program by August 2018. I understand that the summercourses can be grueling, but I am willing to put the effort in to succeed.
I wantmy degree as soon as possible. I was offered a position with the Burn centerduring my preceptorship with ATC. I have talked with the nurses their onseveral occasions in the hopes that that position is still open for me. I wouldlove to work there while I obtain my master’s degree.