Why I Am A Nurse

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The Twenty-Year Journey to Being a Nurse My call into nursing does not derive for one specific instance but a combination of many experiences I have had during my life. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for the medical field. Both my father and mother work in medicine and I have always found listening their stories fascinating and intriguing. Being involved and a part of a church that routinely did missions work in Mexico was where I realized how much I truly enjoyed helping people. While those experiences did not directly led me to becoming a nurse, I believe they had a huge influence. The initial desire to be a nurse struck me when I was about 13-14 years old. I was at church listening to the stories of a medical missionary couple that was visiting our church. I was very impressed with the impact they were able to make on these people’s lives and became determined that I too would like to make an impact on people’s lives. One experience that renewed my enthusiasm for going back to nursing school was actually a death in my family. This was when my father-in-law who had ALS got pneumonia, and died one week later. The care and treatment by the nurses in the ICU was top of the line. These nurses displayed all the characteristics a nurse should possess such as being warm, kind, compassionate, and caring. They were always attentive not only to my father-in-law but also to our family. Additionally, they always made time to answer questions

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