My name is Drew Newman and I am in school to become a Nurse, but getting a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in sociology. I plan to help people in hospitals or other medical settings feel as comfortable as they would when they are in their own home. It is important to me for a patient to be treated as if they are in a supportive environment as if family is present at all time because nobody enjoys being in a hospital.
As an interdisciplinary major with a sociology minor, I hope to gain insight about how people interact, as well as different symbols of communication and their meanings. My focus is to be able to have a lot of knowledge in many different subject areas and use all of that knowledge and apply it to nursing. With knowledge in multiple disciplines, it will be helpful when dealing with patients of different cultures, races, and classes to make them all feel more comfortable with whatever situation they are in.
My portfolio will express the reasons for my career choice and how it will help people in the future. I know that my communication skills and dedication to providing prolific care will allow me to make patients' happier in a negative environment. It is very known that hospitals are not a favorite place to be for everyone, so if my presence will make it a little better than it will please me. The group that hopefully will be effected the most by seeing this will be hospitals looking for a caring nurse and patients that have been helped by my abilities to not only provide care but provide comfort.
Objective To benefit an organization that can use an accomplished student with a strong aspiration to contribute to their company
Education Currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree with a RN license with intended Graduation Date of: May 2017
Current GPA 3.7
Current Nursing School Student
Lead Scholar, former member of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Certifications Hold current certifications in EMT-B and CPR/AED, and Emergency Response
Affiliations Health Occupations Students of America, Rho Kappa (Chairman/President), Pledgemaster/Rush Chairman/ Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (held many other positions)
Skills Microsoft Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Picture Manager; Fluent with Windows and Mac computers.
Employed- Meals That Fit
Orlando, Florida, 32835
June, 2016 till current
- Deliver food and help with customer acquisition
- Make and prepare healthy meals
Employed- South Phillysteaks
Orlando, Florida, 32817
May of 2014 to January of 2015
- Interact and greet the customers upon arrival while taking orders at the register
- Cook and deliver food
- clean up the restaurant at the end of the night
Volunteer- Barr Chiropractic
Fort Lauderdale Florida 33311
June 16, 2011 to August 14, 2011 (Summer Employment)
- Patient comfort and interactions upon check-in
- Administer Electric Stimulation, Ultrasound, Water Beds, and Temp Packs
Course Of Study:
When it comes to my course load, I have a pretty wide variety of classes throughout my time in college. The best way to express that is that I have many credits in other majors that I took before I made my final decision on majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in sociology. Knowing that capstone is the class that will tie together all my interdisciplinary knowledge in multiple fields will hopefully help to me to become the most proficient and knowledgeable nurse that I can be later in my life. Due to the fact that my areas of study are health and biomedical science with a minor in sociology, I feel that those topics all relate to nursing and will assist in my eventual performance in the hospital.
There are two major things motivating me to graduate by the end of the summer. Those things are graduating in general and advancing in my life to eventually obtain my ultimate goal of becoming a nurse. It is unfortunate that the way that the education system is currently setup, I am unable to pursue my nursing career currently as an undergrad because I will allot to many credits, which would result in me getting charged 200% per credit. Thankfully, while I was taking classes as a biomedical science major I was able to complete all the necessary prerequisites that I would need to apply for nursing school upon completion of my bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in sociology. I feel that sociology will help me to learn how to communicate and understand the reasoning for why my patients may be acting a certain way, and that my health and biomedical science major areas of study should give me a well-diversified knowledge about the body and the medical field that should help me to be a knowledgeable nurse and a highly desirable applicant when I am applying to work in a hospital.
The health field is something that has been an interest of mine since I was a very young age. Personally, the idea of being able to help someone feel better than they did at a prior moment is an amazing feeling. Throughout my past 8 years I have gained many experiences in the medical field and those experiences have confirmed to me that this is the field that I want to be involved in for the rest of my life. The first major decision I made in the medical field was obtaining my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license (pictured below) when I was graduating my from high school at the age of 18. This license allowed me to see many different people in many different situations as well as learn about situations that you don’t experience. Unfortunately, I never obtained a job with this profession because I went to college immediately following the completion of my EMT program. While in college, I did attend nursing school for 2 years and learn much more while in nursing school as well as the things that I was able to see and do during clinicals.
College is an experience where students can flourish as unique individuals. It is a great time to learn as many attributes for your profession and a successful life while attending classes and living in the new environment. I know for me, I was able to gain abilities such as becoming more resourceful, learning how to orchestrate and lead groups of different sizes and becoming proficient at working with other individuals in different departments to accomplish a similar goal. Surprisingly, I was able to accomplish all of these from being an active member in a fraternity. Many successful individuals in the world have Greek origins and I can see why. As a member of my chapter, I took the responsibility of being in charge of rush which required me to assemble a group of brothers who would look out for the best interest of the chapter in trying to gain new members. These brothers all had very different perspectives and opinions of how to get people and the kinds of people that we wanted, but ultimately we were able to work together and sign 20 kids in 2 weeks do to a prior punishment we had to serve before functioning. The next responsibility that I took on was being the pledgemaster, which required me to work with 2 other brothers to help train and educate the new pledges and teach them what being a brother of our chapter means and what we stand for. It is a serious commitment that requires someone to take a large amount of time out of their schedule to lead the new members of the chapter to help take the chapter to new levels.