From a very early age I have had a passion and drive to help people. I was first inspired to go in to a nursing career by my grandmother who would tell me stories about her experiences as a midwife. One that stood out to me was when she travelled through a snowstorm to deliver a baby, and it is this level of commitment, care and compassion that I aspire to have. I have also found inspiration from my mum who is an ICU nurse and has always shared her experience and advice with me. This has been something that has resonated with me throughout my life and has always served as an inspiration.
Throughout my four years of college, I wanted to learn about myself and the world. I did not want to follow a particular path or be strict with myself. Now, as a graduate I discovered my passion for health and helping people. I want to volunteer at New York Methodist Hospital because I want to learn more about health while getting to help people feel at peace during a difficult time in their life. I am ready to learn and I am ready for a new experience. I want to learn from accomplished individuals and further my knowledge in health for when I decide to go to nursing school. At the age of 5, I had to help my grandma because she could not walk due to arthritis of the spine and knee. At a young age I learned how one person can make a difference
Almost thirteen years ago, my life changed when my youngest daughter was born with undiagnosed medical problems. The challenge of finding answers consumed my life. My family and I spent a significant amount of time searching for answers in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals, always by our daughter’s side. Throughout my journey, I was able to learn a lot about the medical profession, including the differences between good and not so good healthcare professionals. We were fortunate to meet a lot of excellent doctor’s, nurses, and support staff, however, we also had our fair share of medical professionals that were not so great. At times our journey was extremely frustrating because we had to depend on medical staff that was uncaring and
"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why." -Mark Twain. That has been a favorite quote of mine for as long as I can recollect. Some people spend their entire lives never knowing what it feels like to be able to earn a living while at the same time fulfilling their passion or dreams. However i would be lying if i was to say that i don 't understand why. I am thirty one years of age, and deciding to make a career change and leave the job that provides a security blanket, to pursue the job that provides me with a purpose is exhilarating but nonetheless terrifying. When asked the question "Why do you want to become a nurse?" I could answer the same way that everyone else does by saying what it is I anticipate you want to hear or i can answer with my heart, I choose the latter. While a sizably voluminous part of my zealousness for nursing is centered on helping people, it goes much deeper than that for me. I have always believed that i should pursue a career that i would be proud of. That if a stranger was to ask me what i do for a living, I can answer them with a sense of pride, confidence and self admiration. Nursing would give me that. The path that has lead me up to this point in my life hasn 't always been the the most rewarding but i did what many of us do, settled. Just letting the years pass by, and getting no closer to reaching my goal. For most of my adult life i have been in the restaurant industry working as a
I was very popular in high school, because I was very nice and sociable and involved in lots of activates we had. I did not bully kids because I knew how it made me feel when I was younger. I joined a group called S.A.D.D and that stood for students against destructive discussions. We reached out to kids who felt alone and students who lacked the self-confidence. After I graduated my goal was to attend a community college not too far and not too close. So I chose Kirkwood. I wanted/ want to be a registered nurse. I was very determined in high school, I made sure I was on honor roll every semester! I did not have a social network because I saw all the drama it cause in school.
Life changing events had a great impact on me becoming a nurse. In 1992, my husband was suddenly diagnosed with colon cancer. We had two small children, and I only worked as a hostess in a buffet. He was the sole bread winner of the household. He had a colon resection and then underwent a year of chemotherapy. After he was diagnosed, I decided I needed to have a job that could support my family in the event my husband would not be able to care for us. I enrolled in college to pursue a nursing degree. I thought why not nursing it's a respectable job and they make decent money. It took me a long time to get through my prerequisites. I had some stumbling blocks to get over along the way. In 1993 my father in law passed a way exactly a year the day my husband had his surgery, he died of colon cancer. In 1995, my husband's cancer reoccurred, I lost my father to cancer and we also lost my brother in law to colon cancer. Then in 1996, we buried one of my step brothers, who was 23 years old, he died in a motorcycle accident. One would think that after seeing so much death in such a short period of time why would I still want to be a nurse. But I was determined to be a registered nurse. After getting into the program, the more I became
My interest in nursing began when I was a young girl, being part of a dance group that traveled to nursing facilities throughout Pennsylvania to bring joy to the elder population. This experience introduced me to the healthcare field and developed my perception of both the caregiver and patient experiences. Also, contributing to my interest in the nursing field was caring for my terminally ill uncle, with my mother, until he passed. Originally, being only 9 years of age, this experience made me angry and confused, however, gave me motivation to find out more information such as what treatments we were taking him to, why they didn’t cure him, what was cancer, and how does it take a person’s life. Finally, I have always excelled and had a love for science and math, which has assisted me through achieving my dreams of becoming a registered nurse. These experiences developed a few main personal traits
In my choice of majoring in the field of nursing I have come across multiple opinions and different views on my decision. I have not had a family member, friend, or acquaintance tell me that I have chosen wrong but I have been questioned on why I didn’t choose accounting like the rest of my family. My answer exactly, “I have a desire to seek out and help those around me.” I’ve always told myself and others that my future career would be something that was different every day. A registered nurse earns a yearly salary of $60,000 or higher. Nursing is a career that will always be necessary and important to have in the work industry, the world will always need another nurse. I chose the field of nursing simply because I have always had a
Critical events and life changing factors are the main reasons I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. Excelsior College has given me the opportunity to obtain my degree by giving me flexibility and the ability to study on my own pace. Being a nurse is something special and very rewarding. A nurse will have different functions in her career either assisting the Doctor she or just give bedside care to a resident. Having the love and compassion for her patients is a must. The responsibility of the nurse is to be of some assistance to the patient no matter if they are sick or well, by helping with their activities of daily living that contributes to the patient's health or rehabilitation (or the serene passing away) that the patient will be able to function by
Time dawns upon me to move and transform into the man my family hopes of becoming as I turn the new chapters of my life preparing for college. The constant pressure of preforming academically excellent and competing amongst my high school classmates displays the difficulty and challenges of a young adult seeking a better life. Throughout my years of learning and studying, I came to realize the valuable knowledge I’ve acquired and the future potential of increasing the betterment of society. From my current academic studies and the strenuous extracurricular activities performed during my high school career, I learned key aspects in life that taught me lessons in order to obtain success and achievement. Specific experiences across my past evoke my dreams of becoming an officer in the armed forces and also having a drive to become a nurse practitioner in the coming future.
With all of these factors, I feel that the biggest reason I am choosing to follow the path to become a nurse is that God put it in my heart to do so. I strongly believe that He gave me these gifts so that I could put them to good use and help the people in the world that need it the
My dreams and ambitions bring me peace and balance. Because they help me center myself on what is important, They force me to work hard, and they are very crucial to me. In order to obtain these dreams that I have, I want to have a career in nursing, I want to go to a good college and be successful in life. Just attending all my classes is not enough for me. To acquire where I want to be in life I want to be regularly learning and making new experiences and learning life lessons. In order to be successful and to be a nurse, I need to always be on top of my education and helping others. Learning to be a successful nurse involves a great deal of work.
I chose to pursue a career in nursing because I give me a sense of accomplishment in life. It happened when I was a little girl. I first encountered my ideal model of life when I saw a nurse devoting her best effort to take care for my grandmother. Since then I started to dream to become a nurse. And I decided to become a nurse. Nursing brings hope for patients and makes them feel better about themselves. It is also teaching, promoting and supporting patients so they are more bravery to face their illness.
I did not choose to become a nurse, I always wanted to be one, and despite all the obstacles I encountered all along my path, I made it to the TAMUCC nursing program. In my youth, I enjoyed taking care of my ill grandmother, from age thirteen to age eighteen. Tending to the needs of my chronically ill grandmother had influenced and shaped my career decision to become a nurse. I saw the impact my presence had on her, and how happy she was when she had me around. She died two years later from cancer. I felt like if I was still around, holding her hands, talking, and singing to her, she would have lived longer than those two years.
In fact, there are several reasons why I chose nursing as my profession. First and foremost is that I want to focus on changing people’s lives (Nurse Journal, 2016). As a nurse, I would study the life's value when I would be seeing individuals struggling to remain alive. Since I am fully aware that each life's breadth is a gift, I would, therefore, understand this lesson further as I would be nursing various patients daily. I greatly respect human life, I possess strong values and I am compassionate for empathy and suffering, factors that have further attracted me to the nursing profession. Second, nursing profession allows continuous learning. As I like learning, I would possess unlimited opportunities for advancing my medical knowledge. As such, I would capable of choosing to work in various departments, train to become a medical assistant and as well enter the nursing management where I would grow and mentor new nurses through sharing my knowledge