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November 12, 2015
I chose nursing as a career because, as a child I was exposed to different health conditions within my family. One in particular that stood out was one that I was involved in the most. At the age of seven, I found out my cousin was diagnosed with leukemia. During this time she was on hospice at home where me and other family members were caring for her. I was with her every step of the way taking care of all her needs.
This included bathing, taking her to the bathroom and serving her food. Then abruptly, the cancer began to take over her body fast. At this time I wasn't exactly sure what it meant to have leukemia. But I was for certain that it was not a normal stomach ache. When my cousin began to lose her hair I became very curious and wanted to know more about this illness.
As the days went by she started to lose weight and she would always complain of pain. Some days were better than others but I knew my cousin was not herself anymore.Her condition had worsen, she was rushed to the hospital because of a fever that would not come down. Everyday I got to see the nursing staff care for my cousin and they were so caring and compassionate. I would talk to her even though she gave little or no response at all.
This one particular day I told my cousin that when I grow up I wanted to become a nurse. All I could remember was her last words that she said to me; " you will make a great nurse. " Those words really stuck with me as I grew older. Once I was old enough to obtain a job I went straight into the medical field. I knew that this was where I belong. I began working as a resident assistant then eventually I went for my certified nursing assistant certification. At this point this is when it really hit me. Everything that I was doing for my cousin during her illness is what was reflected in my current job. I'm determined to move forward in my career and take it to the next level, delivering great nursing care with compassion and respect. This is why I want to pursue my career as a nurse.
My personal philosophy of Nursing will be the care that you provide for others. Nursing others takes a special patience, commitment and understanding of what is needed at the time. Although Nursing can be very challenging at times, having patience with others is a virtue. When you have patience with others it show how understanding and caring you are no matter the obstacles the person may be facing at that time. Caring come natural for me so I always feel great about the outcome.
When working in the nursing field you have to care in order to be able to understand the the person you are caring for. When you care it’s reflected in the care that you deliver. Once you understand and is able to empathize with your patients you developed a connection and is able to build a rapport with that person. After you developed the patience and you understand what the patient is facing then you will be able to commit through the process. Its difficult to commit to something that lacks understanding. When I chose to go into the nursing field, I also chose to
commit myself to care and to have compassion for others. To sum up, my personal philosophy of nursing it will always be having the patience, understanding and commitment to others and to myself.
Why do you think you will be successful in the PN Program?
I believe I will be successful in the PN program because I’m very dedicated, responsible, and motivated in pursuing as a nurse. I also have a great support system that consists, of friends and family who are very understanding. With the successful people around me and the determination I have. I am willing to do anything to accomplish my goals.
Some challenges or obstacle I may need to overcome in order to be successful in this program are, being able to juggle school and work simultaneously. Considering that I’ve been out of school for quite some time I will have to reestablish time management and make sacrifices for me and my family. But with the help from my family I will be able to overcome these obstacles and be very successful in the program.
What motivates me to become a nurse?
My children motivates me to purse my dream in nursing. Watching my best friends become nurses, and growing as a nurses has also been motivation in my life. Self motivation is the most common factor. I’m not where I would like to be in my career and I see more for myself. Going through the daily obstacles that life throw at you is enough motivation for me to go strong and continue to follow my dreams.
As you can see, I didn’t just wake up and want to be a nurse. Nursing and caring for others is an untaught gift for me. Getting accepted into this program at this time is very imperative to me. After reading this I hope you can see that I am ready, willing and devoted to following through in this program.
Nursing Career u will make a great nurse. " Those words really stuck with me as I grew older. Once I was old enough to obtain a job I went straight into the medical field. I knew that this was where I belong. I began working as a resident assistant then eventually I went for my certified nursing assistant certification. At this point this is when it really hit me. Everything that I was doing for my cousin during her illness is what was reflected in my current job. I'm determined to move forward in my career and take it to the next level, delivering great nursing care with compassion and respect. This is why I want to pursue my career as a nurse.
I believe I will be successful in the PN program because I’m very dedicate