My Career Path For A Nurse

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Most people that I know would be shocked to learn that I didn’t always want to be a nurse. Nursing is a fairly new career path for me, and while I love it now, I have had several things that I could turn into career fields. If I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was five, I would have told you that I wanted to move to Japan and make video games. I loved them more than anything. I still do. At twelve, I would have said I wanted to be a writer. By sixteen I developed my passion for hair, makeup, and all things beauty related. My love of beauty coincided with my love of art, and while I didn’t take it as seriously, I considered it as a career by seventeen. I toured the University of Cincinnati for their art program, and I …show more content…

With every episode of the diagnostics specialty a patient is introduced and it is the player’s job to uncover the disease afflicting them. Ten-year-old me had absolutely no idea what dilated cardiomyopathy was, or what it meant to have high levels of bilirubin in the blood, or why tachycardia has a “key” sound in it while tachypnea has a “kip” sound. None of it made sense. But it was by far the coolest thing I had ever been introduced to by that time in my life. I needed to know what all of this meant. I started visiting my local library more and I had found they had a massive selection of various health books that contained endless knowledge about the human body. I spent the summer before high school reading an encyclopedia dedicated entirely to infectious diseases. I started watching shows on TV about ER doctors and individuals with seemingly unheard of diseases and how autopsies could tell the story of how a person died. It was around that time that my parents came to the realization that I was probably going to go to school to be a doctor. I’d be the first in my family to go to college. But college was still way far off, and I had other interests, and by the time I was in high school my passion for writing was full blown and my interest in medicine had tapered. I wrote a lot. I have poured my heart and soul into writings that I cherish even though they’re not very good. I was so busy writing that I never cared about editing or publishing, so when I say

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