Why I Become A Nurse

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Why I Want to Become A Nurse
When people ask me the question, “Jas, why do you want to be a nurse?” The first answer that comes to mind would be the generic answer, “Because I want to help people.” However, during the process of being in Lower Division and competing with almost 400 other students with the hopes of being accepted into Upper Division my mindset has changed. After studying my hardest through each class I am in and overcoming the challenges that come with each one, I am more determined than ever to be a nurse, more specifically a Traveling Registered Nurse, and I will not let anything stop me from reaching that goal. Ever since I was younger my parents have taught me to share, be caring, and always have a giving heart. As I went through high school I knew I wanted to be in the medical profession but I could not decide where. After attending a Career Center for two years and attaining my certification to be a Nursing Assistant, I knew nursing was the career I wanted to pursue. Nursing was the best fit for my personal values, financial commitment of the present and the future, and the ability to travel. According to the American Nurses Association (2015), nursing is described as the prevention of illness and injury while alleviating any suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of an individual. Nurses will also advocate for the care of each individual, families, communities, and even populations (American Nursing Association, 2015). All the descriptions
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