Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 Tuesday April 12, 2011
This Inquiry Project has taken up a lot of time over this semester. Iwrote about my cautions in other papers regarding what we weresupposed to actually do, but once I figured it out it was easier to get the project done. I think i learned a lot from this project because I wasinterested in the topic and I was able to go through different steps toget to the final piece other then just writing a rough and final draft. Ichoose to present my paper in the form of a letter because I felt like it was a better way to show what I have learned. I wrote to my future self because I am going into the nursing career and will need thisinformation in the future. I also think putting it as a letter takes away from the boredom of reading a research paper.
Dear Future Self,Congratulations on graduating. I am so proud of what you havebecome. I know we have been through school together for many yearsand you probably think you know everything there is to know aboutyou field of work. Truth is you probably do, well at least you should, youwent to school long enough! However, there are a few things I wouldlike to tell you that may help you considering you are on the search fora job. I think my suggestions will do you well once you get a job andbegin working with patients.College supplied you with the knowledge in the subject of nursing. Youlearned mathematics, sciences, and english. You were also forced tolearn many things that you probably do not remember, and do notnecessarily care to be reminded of. Don’t worry, I am writing to answerthe question you have yet to ask yourself: “How do I communicate withmy patients?”.I read in a book once that “to become a successful nurse requiresunderstanding the wide variety of human responses to stressfulcircumstances in the healthcare setting.”(Sheldon) You can take this