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becca temple

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My life goal is to be a positive influence on those around me. My educational goal is to receive my DNAP to practice as a CRNA, providing anesthesia to various patients and making them as comfortable as possible before and during surgery. Currently, I am completing a concurrent nursing program through Muskegon Community College and GVSU to receive my ADN/BSN degrees so I can become an RN. Outside of education, I currently pay for school through waitressing on the weekends. I also volunteer as a Meals on Wheels driver through Age Well services. In my free time, I like to visit family and friends. I also spend a lot of time in the gym and exploring new hiking trails and beaches with my family.

Education

Muskegon Community College

Bachelor's degree program
2019 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Minors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • GPA:
    3.7

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      CRNA/Nurse Anesthetist

    • Lifeguard

      Michigan’s Adventure
      2016 – 20171 year
    • Waitress

      Olive Garden
      2018 – Present6 years

    Sports

    Kayaking

    Present

    Weightlifting

    Present

    Tennis

    Varsity
    2018 – 20191 year

    Arts

    • Painting
      Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Blast Off Choir Camp (high school organization) — Instructor/Volunteer
      2018 – 2018
    • Volunteering

      age well services — Driver
      2020 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Dynamic Edge Women in STEM Scholarship
    Health care is expensive and even unattainable for many people across the country. I personally know many people in my Michigan community who struggle to receive adequate healthcare because of their financial circumstances. I recently ran into an article that discussed the use of 3-D printing in healthcare. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Bryan Lai, created a splitter template with his 3-D printing system. This device, the splitter template, introduced the idea of splitting a single ventilator between multiple patients with similar assisted breathing requirements. This device was used during the COVID-19 pandemic and undoubtedly lessened the blow of reduced ventilators in major cities. Among the trends in healthcare and nursing, a key component is the availability of resources to patients. 3-D printing allows products to be made cheaper and faster than ever before. Although the splitter template is a personal interest of mine because of my passion for anesthesia, numerous medical devices could be 3-D printed to reduce healthcare costs and increase patient availability of resources. The FDA (2020) has approved 3-D printing for medical devices and even lists some common printed devices, including models, orthopedic implants, and dental restorations. The emergence of technology in healthcare has certainly been a blessing to many individuals. It will continue to increase accessibility and lower costs for people in our country and around the world. Aside from the splitter template being a miraculous tool during the COVID crisis, I am interested in this particular device because, after nursing school, I will continue to a CRNA (DNAP) anesthesiology program. My love for anesthesia grew after I had a very frightening procedure. The CRNA assigned to my case was one of the most calming and helpful people I have ever met. She taught me about the anesthesia machines and explained every step of the process to ease me into my sleep. She gave me my initial interest in anesthesia services and care. After my procedure, I did an abundance of research on the science behind anesthesia and the career as a whole. I was hooked. Anesthesia incorporates my love for science and passion for nursing into one wonderful specialty. The nurse in me loves helping people, so after I graduate from CRNA school and become an expert in the profession, I intend to take my education and services to people in underserved communities around the country and world. An ophthalmologist I saw online a long while back, whose name I can not find nor remember, unfortunately, inspired me to provide anesthesia services for ProBoNo procedures. He traveled the world delivering ProBoNo cataract surgeries in underserved countries. This simple procedure was life-changing for his patients, and best of all, at no cost for the patient. Anesthesia services are required for cases as mentioned above and I would absolutely love to take part in something so special and rewarding. Subsequently, 3-D printed breathing and anesthesia devices could make these ProBoNo procedures more cost-effective for the provider and the equipment could be made on the spot, as needed. 3-D printing has many healthcare applications and I hope to see a rise in this wonderful invention.