Making a Difference in Wound Care

Scholarship Entrant: Traci from Colfax, Louisiana
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I am aspiring to become a registered nurse by taking nursing courses and completing nursing clinical requirements at Northwestern State University. I am on the right track to doing what I love most: providing holistic care to patients. I truly believe that a career in nursing is my calling. I am interested in the specialty of wound care. I hope to earn the experience and skills needed to decrease hospital acquired pressure ulcers and offer education to the hospital community. I believe that if I can achieve my goals, I can save patients the experiences of pain, longer hospital stays, and higher medical expenses. Educating those involved in direct patient care, about prevention of pressure ulcers, would also save hospitals financial losses.
In order to achieve my goals, I must first graduate from nursing school and pass the state of Louisiana’s nursing board exam. Then, I plan to become certified through the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society. I hope to start my career working on a medical-surgical unit of a hospital, in order to strengthen my knowledge and skills as a nurse. Finally, I hope to train with the wound care department after I have acquired the required experience.

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