Molloy College School of Nursing – Class of 2014
Mental Health Nurse Practitioner MSN student at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
I am Jeffrey Mauze native New Yorker born and raised in the city. Growing up I endured several accounts bullying throughout middle and high school. I found solace and refuge by going to the New York State regents review sessions early before school. This was so that I wouldn’t have to interact with students in the cafeteria who ate breakfast, and waited to be released in the hall. In addition, I would attend review sessions after school in order to avoid students who loitered the halls. By that time the path was clear and I could bypass individuals whom I knew where very notorious for starting fights. This became a daily maneuver for me, a sport that I adopted as my hobby. Many kids played basketball to join teams, but I found gratification out of getting mastery on exams, and trying my best to stay clear from trouble. I always had the greater goal in mind. My grandmother who lives with my family in our home is a retired nurse’s aid. She inspired my mom to take her career to a higher level. My mother became postpartum BSN nurse graduating from LIU when I was in first grade. She then later motivated my older sister to be an antepartum MSN nurse & nurse educator. Therefore it was a no brainer what I would declare for my major. Honestly who am I to mess family tradition up?
When I reached Molloy college in my freshman year it was a breath of fresh air. I was relieved to be surrounded by like-minded individuals in my nursing program whom all strive to get the best grades. Previously in middle & high school I witnessed students take out their phones to video tape fights or send messages of explicit content, but in college every student in my class used their smart phone to record the professor lecture. I quickly adopted this method. By utilizing lecture recordings, power points, and textbooks I had in my possession an instant recipe for success. Every semester I received excellent grades so much that my employer at the time provided reimbursement for my tuition expenses. As we all know tuition can range upwards to tens of thousands of dollars. This was a great help more like a blessing for me as a college student who balanced studies with tutoring ESL Spanish speaking middle school students for work study.
My objective is to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My next objective is to have a practice that consist of evaluating individuals from the perspective of a mind and body connection. The purpose of me applying to Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing is to a have educational foundation of excellence that will prepare me to fulfill my goal of providing care for the undeserving populations.
These are my special interest because I believe that these individuals need specialized research and evidence based practice care. I would like my practice to focus as a follow up outpatient facility which provides for the psychiatric mediation, holistic, and medical treatment of these person post discharged from the hospital or correctional centers. My goal is to ultimately become a Doctoral care provider for the underserving population. I want to fill the void and shortage of health care providers in the specialty of mental health. I plan to manifest my goal into existence by dedicating my learning to a graduate institution. Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing will solidify my comprehension of psychiatric nurse theories and practice, patient safety, and maintenance of milieu healing environment.
My employment at Mount Sinai Hospital Neuroscience Unit has given me clinical experience with patients Status Post S/P cerebral vascular accident (CVA), Craniotomy, and Epilepsy. These clients share secondary diagnosis of mental illness with their primary medical diagnosis. For example in result of a CVA paralysis can occur on either brain hemisphere. Clients often suffer from powerlessness and depression, due to their inability to be independent with activities of daily living. S/P Craniotomy patients suffer from impaired self- image and self- perception due their head’s being shaved, and inflamed cranial sutures post-surgery. Epileptic patients also have depression and powerlessness because of their inability to control episodes of epileptic activity.
My vision for the men in nursing NYC MIN group is to inspire members to reach out to the group for guidance in their nursing careers. Honestly I feel that NYC MIN group have been doing a stellar job since I attended my first chapter meeting in December 2014. I feel that chapter leaders and speakers have a great sense of style in clothing and mannerism, which provides a prime example of how to make great impression to employers, patients, family members and potential life time partners. My vision for NYC MIN group is for them to continue to increase its member. I look forward to also expanding my network with clinical and lecture educators & professors as well as fellow students, prospective employers, and members of the NYC MIN group.