Personal Statement: Why I Aspire To Become A Registered Nurse

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Why do I aspire to be a nurse? I could name a million and one reasons why I am determined to work my way up to being a Registered Nurse, but one of the main reasons is to help and comfort people in their time of need. When choosing my future profession, my family background made the decision easy. When I was seven months old, my father passed away from an accident, leaving my mother single with three children. In order to make life a little less stressful, we moved to Fresno where my grandparents lived. Unfortunately, when I was seven years old, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Being the youngest of three children, I had a hard time understanding why my mom was so sick, but I did what I could to help. My two older brothers were in high school and both had jobs, which left me home with my ill mother. As a seven year old, there is only so much I could do, but I helped her bathe her, emptied her bedpan as well as her vomit pan. Almost a year after being diagnosed, she lost her battle to cancer. While my mom was in the hospital, I was able to see what an impact the nurses had…show more content…
Being a nurse is a very influential and rewarding profession. Nurses care for people through illness, pain, loss, and grieving. They not only care for people through the tough times, but they are also there through happiness and healing. Although the nursing profession is related to helping people, I believe that in order to become a well-rounded nurse, a person must have more than desire to succeed. It is essential for a nurse to be open, strong, determined, thoughtful and caring. These qualities will reflect on what kind of nurse you are because even though having knowledge is very important to this profession, it is also important to have compassion and exceptional bedside
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