What Makes Me Who I Am

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Part of what makes me who I am is the values I uphold. They motivate my every action and underlie my every thought. Values are what make us human and define our philosophies. As I receive my education in nursing, the more I realize how impactful nursing philosophy is. It affects all of my thoughts, actions, and reasons why I do the things I do. Though every nurse is unique and has their own theory of what it means to be a nurse, they all follow a set of values, are influenced by previous nursing theorists and have a commitment to community service, lifelong learning, and being leaders in the professional nursing practice.
Bellin College Values The reason I chose Bellin College is the learning environment that constantly …show more content…

My decision to become a nurse was greatly influenced by my grandparents. They’re the ones who taught me the values I maintain to this day, including excellence, caring, integrity and community. As a child, I spent my summers with them, swimming, gardening, and going on adventures. They always take me on the best adventures. My grandpa always has a surprise up his sleeve. From zip lining, parasailing, riding to the candy shop on his motorcycle and swimming a mile and back across the lake, he chased adventures and taught me to do the same.
One reason I have so much respect for my grandparents is because they taught me the value of hard work. Part of being a family includes doing chores. I learned from a very young age that if you do something, you have to do it well. There’s no point in giving it half your effort or rushing through it. No matter what you do, you have to give it your all or try again. This is how I define excellence. It’s more than just being the best. It involves taking the bull by the horns and pouring yourself into everything you do. From sweeping the floor to writing a paper, there’s no point in trying unless you give it your best shot. No matter what you do, you have to be proud of the product at the end because you did it right the first time around. This is how I live my life and how I plan to live my college experience. I need to learn the material thoroughly while I can and make

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