Growing up I did not dream about becoming a nurse. I graduated from high school with honors and was planning to go to law school. However, several months later, my life drastically changed. Unexpectedly, my beloved mother was diagnosed with stage II ovarian cancer. Spending countless days and nights by her side at the hospital made me recognize how significant and life-saving her care was. Nurses were highly skilled professionals who worked together to provide essential care for my mother, give immense support and encouragement, ensure that her treatment would be delivered timely, promptly assess and address her physical and emotional needs and manage her distressing symptoms.
Many of whom were lacking in both the knowledge and at times grace to work with a women in my mother’s state. As a result of this and my willingness to learn and love I have lately found myself stepping up to care for her. I have experienced the early mornings and late nights associated with caring for and maintaining an IV line as well as the handfuls of medications to be delivered at certain times throughout the day. This experience I have come to realize is part of what made me truly fall head over hills with nursing. In addition to the endeavors with my mother I was able to obtain and keep a job at my local elderly care center. It was my three years there that helped me to both learn and love to care for people in a professional setting. The work I accomplished with my coworkers and supervisors during my time there also turned out to be not only helpful when providing care but in my everyday life as well. They helped me to understand that everyone has different personalities and beliefs and that when they are combined something magical just might happen. Despite the different opportunities I have had in my life, I like all other people am still
Witnessing the patience, strength, and compassionate attributions that nurses convey within their care was remarkable. Having the opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of another human being was a very overwhelming and humbling experience for me. Therefore, these encounters set the foundation towards my pursuit of a nursing career.
This encouraged me to pursue my current job, a patient care technician in the emergency department. When I landed my job in the emergency department I was not too sure what to expect since I always worked in the field as an EMT and a firefighter. Well, turns out I loved it so much that I want to now move on to pursue a career in nursing. I did not realize the love I have for continuing my patient care which is what I like the most about working in the emergency department. Unlike when you work on an ambulance you only care for the patient for a short time and then have to leave what you had started. Working as an EMT in the hospital setting has given me the experience that I will need in order to pursue my goal now to complete nursing
She and my whole family knew that I was kind, caring, but overall head strong. In situations that one would think I would fail, I would keep going. My stubbornness and charisma too wild to stay in a cubicle 9 to 5. EMT school strengthened my desire to want to help others. Seeing those in need made me want to help and be there for those at their most vulnerable times. From a young age I had to deal with seeing people hurting, and sick. My grandfather dealing with spinal problems, and mental illness. Every time I see him I want to stay and make sure he is being taken care of. Being a nurse allows me to fully give my life to helping and making a difference in everyday life. The idea of being a nurse, and helping someone during their time of need bring me happiness and fulfillment. I want nothing more in life than to feel like I am creating a better world for someone who is
was key in helping patients. From their, I started doing research in nursing and saw how
When I was in high school, my great-grandmother became ill and came to live with us. Before school, after school, and during the weekend, I helped take care of her. This gave me a sense of pride and during that time, I realized how fulfilling it is to help people. I did not start out on the path to be a part of the medical profession, but I always had the desire! I have often given of my time volunteering at the Agape Senior Care facility. Now I am well on my way to becoming a medical assistant (MA)!
When I was five, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Even though this was a truly terrible event in my life, there were people who were extremely helpful to me. Obviously, my parents, other family, and friends helped me through the situation, but I am eternally grateful to the nurses. They made me feel like everything was going to be ok as it was happening in the moment. They were the reason I made it through the ordeal. Since then, I could always picture myself going into nursing so that one day, I can be that same trusted support system for someone else.
Growing up around three female nurses in my family has sparked an interest in working in the medical field; being the introvert that I am, I decided that it was best to become a medical records field technician in Surprise Arizona. Being a big part of my life has I was growing up, my Nana and my two aunts Phyllis and Theresa all took upon the same career choice and became nurses. On February 14, 2012 I went with my Nana and my sister to the nursing home where my Nana works and passed out cookies for Valentine’s Day. While I was passing out cookies with my sister, I was able to see how the staff interacted with the patients and helped them if was needed, it made me realize that one day I would like to work somewhere in the medical field, but
My mom has worked in hospitals since before I was born. From being a nurse to becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, she spent a lot of time in hospitals, which meant her family did too. After spending many nights and even holidays at them, hospitals became like a second home to me; and the staff, a family. I learned to love everything about hospitals: the smell, cleanliness, layout, and even the chaos. I saw how controlled yet sincere everything was. I saw and learned things wandering around hospitals that many others will never understand.
During high school, I was a member of the New Visions program; through the program I was able to observe and volunteer at Monroe Community Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital. I spent four days out of the week at Monroe Community Hospital and one day at Strong Memorial Hospital. I was placed on many different floors. For instance, I was on a geriatric PT floor of Monroe Community Hospital where I watched therapist work one-on-one with patients. I went on room calls with therapist to observe care outside of the PT facility and watched how they set up patient care plans. Also, I was on multiple nursing units at both hospitals, where I would push patients in wheelchairs to their desired destination and help feed patients at lunch time. I was
My lifetime goal is to become a Registered Nurse since I was 18 years old, but, unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to go college, but to go to a technical school and get a medical assistant degree. Since then, I worked in many different doctors’ office in Florida as a Medical Assistant until 2 years ago when I met my husband and moved to Maryland. Luckily, with my husband's support, I have been having the opportunity to go back to school and continue my education.
My mother has worked at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham for over thirty-five years. Through her experience, I have learned that nursing requires strong people with dedication and compassion for others. I have also learned that nursing can be fulfilling because of the opportunities to help and to heal people. I hope to live intentionally and desire my career to be interesting and purposeful.
I actually have a similar experience like you. I have a patient during my first semester that she was constantly in nervous/panic mood and always talk about how she wants to go home. I remembered the previous shift nurse and the nurse I followed have the same expressions and saying how the patient was just missing her alcohol (they were thinking she is alcoholic even though her medical record did not indicate she was a drinker). Anyway because we were taught to be non-judgmental on our patient, I decided to talk to the patient about why she was panic and wanted to go home. It ends up the patient is not alcoholic but she just don’t like to be in the hospital and constantly thinking about she may not be about to go home after all. I think many
I later enrolled in a practical nursing program, in pursuit of my dream of becoming a nurse. While taking my prerequisites, I decided to volunteer at a local hospital in the emergency department. At the hospital, I assisted with transporting patients within the facility, preparing rooms for incoming