To become the most successful Nurse Practitioner that I can be in the future, I will continue to do in depth research on the role, reach out to those who currently have that role to ask any questions and hope to shadow them, and continue my volunteering opportunities in the community so I can gain all the knowledge I can before going on to complete the first step to achieving my goal, which is completing the ABSN program. I know by forming relationships with others and having good, reliable connections and an extensive network, I can gain the most valuable information to help me succeed and achieve my goals.
With my time remaining at Ohio State, I want to expand my knowledge in the field with more Psychology courses that interest me, become involved with a research lab focusing on an area that is intriguing to me, and form closer, long-term relationships with my professors. I hope to continue learning about the role of being a Nurse Practitioner and the medical field through shadowing and volunteering opportunities.
During my time at The Ohio State University, I have had volunteer opportunities that are logged below. Many of these opportunities are thoroughly explained under the “artifacts” tab. I plan to continue participating in any volunteer opportunities that I encounter.
My short-term volunteer opportunities include:
Wesley Glen Retirement Community – 20 hours
Star House – 9 hours
Steps for Sarcoma – 5 1/2 hours
Mid-Ohio Food Bank – 4 hours
Huckleberry House – 6 hours
Ohio House Rabbit Rescue – 2 1/2 hours
Long-term volunteer opportunities:
The James Cancer Hospital –
I have a weekly volunteer shift of 2 hours, and so far I have accumulated 61 hours.
I have completed one trip, “One Heartland”, accumulating 40 hours.
My volunteer opportunities have allowed me to gain skills of leadership, confidence, and have shown me how to interact better with others. My current volunteer position at the hospital has given me the chance to communicate with patients and helping them feel more comfortable during their treatments by offering them complimentary items. This has not only allowed me to help patients just by offering a listening ear, but also letting them feel a bit more a home during this time in their treatment. Having the ability to communicate with patients and truly understand how they’re feeling and know what they need to feel better during a situation is an important skill one needs to possess to be successful in the medical field and provide excellent care to their patients. This particular opportunity allows me to see a glimpse of how my future will look.
Attached is my resume listing my achievements and activities thus far along with my Linkedin profile: