Essay about Being A Nurse And Caring For Others

784 Words Aug 14th, 2015 4 Pages
Employee of the month! My name was announced and I was surprised. Surprised, because what I received this recognition for required no effort. One of my patients grew ill and even though I was off the clock, I took the time to make sure this patient was comfortable. I was surprised because I did this all the time. Lots of our patients have very few or no visitors and sometimes people just need to know someone cares. I received this award because I cared. I’m a nurse and caring for others is what we do.

Hi, I’m Yvonne Mburu, born in Kenya and came to the United States at age of 17. Shortly after I arrived, I applied to and got accepted to the Nursing program at North Seattle College. This was a logical step. Helping where you can is how I grew up. This I learned from my grandparents and while attending an all girls Catholic boarding school. My grandmother worked a plot of land which she owned with four other women. She would sell much of her produce, but gave away lots for nothing in return. My boarding school had service days and even though it was required, this is something we all looked forward to especially because it was a break from classes. I was a good student and really enjoyed my boarding school and the lessons of caring and contributing are part of me.

Even though I was a very good student, I had lots of friends. In fact, to this day, my friends would describe me as being a very social and balanced person. I love to organize events, read, run, watch movies and…

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