Pursuing A Nursing Personal Statement

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My decision to pursue a career in nursing began in 1981, while I was living in Peru. I was accepted into the Medical School of National San Marcos University. This program taught me the basics in medicine and patient care. I attended this University for almost eight years, nearly completing my studies. Peru 's government structure had changed dramatically, causing a decline in entire country's finances, and I found it necessary to find a full-time job immediately to help support my family. I accepted a job as a legislative secretary to the National Congress of Peru, working for several congressmen for over nine years. In 1996, I moved to the United States and continued my studies as a Surgical Care Assistant at Memorial Hospital in Colorado …show more content…

I was elected Employee of the Year in this department for my dedication, accountability, and teamwork. In 2009, I accepted a position in the Oncology Department at Memorial Hospital, where I worked as a Patient Care Technician for 3 years and received recognition from patients, their families, doctors, nurses and management for my work and dedication. In 2012, I accepted a job at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree Colorado, working as a Patient Care Technician/Multi skilled/CNA, in the Float Pool department where I am still working and I’ve learned new skills within the nursing scope of practice, such as removing peripheral IV, performing bladder scanning, discontinuation of indwelling catheter in addition of a regular CNA responsibilities. I believe I am a good fit for the nursing profession and have been told I am a good communicator and educator to patients and their families, as well as an excellent team player. I am ready to combine all of my past studies and work experiences into the bachelors nursing program of Colorado Christian University (CCU), and I look forward to the opportunity to expand all of my past learning, as well as to explore and study new areas of health care. The nursing profession is a major area of desire in my life, and I am ready to give

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