BSN prepared nurse

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My name is Ndumu Thomas, and i go by Thomas. I have been a BSN prepared nurse for over thirteen years. As a first generation emigrant from central west Africa , Cameroon in particular, the health care system in the United States of America was and still is a fascination to me when i try to juxtapose health care practices here with that of developing countries and that of Cameroon in particular. The humane treatment my dying father received from the staff of Clarkson hospital in Omaha Nebraska was what i had never seen in my homeland. The holistic approach to care, and the support i received sealed my fate of trying to give back or contribute my fair share no matter how small.My personal goals aligning with university vision and mission.

Though my vision of what kind of nurse i wanted to be has developed over the years, my mission has remained same. My vision was simply to be a dedicated, passionate nurse and use whatever tools were out there to be an effective nurse regardless where i ended up. My mission inspired by the treatment accorded my late dad on his dying bed, to be at my best always and make a difference in the lives of my patients with the care i provide throughout my nursing career. No wonder when i decide to make this leap, Walden with its vision of a ” different 21st-century learning community where knowledge is judged worthy to the degree that it can be applied by its graduates to the immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good”.

It’s mission of ” a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change”.

The most recent political crisis in my native homeland of Cameroon that has resulted in massive killings, property destroyed and millions of people internally displaced, facing all kinds of challenges, has sharpened my goal of contributing my fair share as a participant to the advancement of better health care processes in the work place of our global society. A society where medical treatment is overwhelmingly viewed from the lenses of a voodoo doctor, Walden with its goal of providing ” it’s programs through diverse process-learning approaches