Contemporary Nursing Roles Essay : Nursing

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Contemporary Nursing Roles Essay My career in nursing happened very different than most. I never wanted to be a nurse, actually never thought about it. I went a business path while in high school. I loved math, economics, business and accounting. I was excited about anything that dealt with figures or formulas. I was actually enrolled at a university for a business career, one day my mother happened to see an advertisement in the local newspaper about a local hospital with a Licensed Practical Nurse program that was starting the next class recruitment. I remember that day so vividly in my mind when I said to my mother “Mom, I have no desire to be a nurse.” My mother had always wanted to be a nurse, but for other reasons never pursued a nursing career. I thought about it and just let it slip out of my mind.
The next morning I was awakened by the only thing I can describe as a very cold, icy hand on my shoulder and a voice telling me that I needed to be a nurse. It literally scared me. I got out of bed and quickly found that advertisement and went and applied. I was accepted into LPN school and graduated after twelve months of some of the most intensive months of my life. That was twenty-six long years ago, after I graduated from that hospital program I went to work there as a bedside staff nurse on a very busy understaffed Neuro floor. In those days we mostly only had Registered Nurses in the unit and a Nursing Supervisor. On the regular floors an LPN was the charge nurse.…

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