I Want to Pursue Being a Registered Nurse Essay

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After going through a lot of trial and error in my career, I have decided that I want to pursue being a Registered Nurse. Many things have led me to this career choice, including personal and financial gain. I have tried many other occupations and educational programs and none of them have fulfilled me like I believe nursing will. It has taken me a long time to get to this point and I often joke that I finally know what I want to be when I grow up. I will tell you about my journey and what I hope to gain in my future. I had always been told that I was supposed to do well in high school, go on to college, and then I would be able to get a good job. So, that is exactly what I did, and that was not my case. I first went…show more content…
I quickly found that this was not the field for me. I did not have the patience for it and hated every day of it. I then took a job as a Patient Access Representative in an emergency room. I loved the hospital environment and the fast pace of the job but the pay was not something I could live with for the long term. I continued to apply for criminal justice positions and continued to get rejection letters. I then started hearing about Paralegal studies being a lucrative field. So I looked into obtaining an A.S. degree in Paralegal Studies. The program was not very long and I decided to give it a try. Once again I had run into the same road block. This time when I applied for open positions, I was told that law firms were looking for someone with a Paralegal certificate and experience. Now I was really dumbfounded. I just could not imagine that attorneys would be more interested in hiring someone with a certificate instead of a degree. I guess I could have gotten a certificate but at that point I was very hesitant about putting any more time or money into that venture. By this time I had relocated to Atlanta, GA from Savannah, GA thinking the opportunities would be better. Once again I was unable to find a job to pay me what I thought someone with a degree should be paid. I turned down numerous jobs for a few months until I realized that earning some money was a lot better than earning no money. So I took a job at

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