Essay On Why I Want To Become A Nurse

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In my perfect world people would live healthy lives; they would always pick the healthy option rather than the cheap more convenient one. Free clinics would be more readily available for the homeless or less fortunate. The public would be interested in precautions on how to prevent the spread of diseases and illnesses. Realistically this is a challenge that our world faces and is one of the many reasons why I want to pursue a degree in nursing. My desire to enter into the medical field and become a nurse stems back to when I was an adolescent; I can remember watching Dr. 90210 do multiple surgeries on patients and I can just remember myself saying “I want to be able to make people feel good about themselves, no matter what.” Even though that …show more content…
The desire to pursue a nursing degree grew as I entered high school. I was signing up for all science and medical classes that would prepare me for the higher level learning, I even based my graduation portfolio off of my nursing dream. After graduating from high school my dream of becoming a nurse was put on a hold. I had received a full ride Track and Field scholarship to the University of Arizona and being an athlete and a nursing student was not an option the athletic department was allowing me to do. The closest degree I could get to a medical profession was a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, and I could not have been happier with this choice. Not only would I have a Bachelors of Science in Public Health I could use this degree and specialize in becoming a Public Health nurse, it was a win win for me. During the last months of my college life I started to look for programs I could apply for that fit with my public health degree. I realized that most schools required me to have taken microbiology, one class that my public health degree did not …show more content…
The DNP programs offered at SU say that they “focus on community practice and caring for vulnerable clients,” and this is what I want to do. I want to be able to use my BS in public health and my MS in public health, and combine it with my nursing degree to help vulnerable populations get the help they need. I have already been taught how to reach out to communities and populations in a public health way now I want to be able to reach out to them in a medical way. Not only will I be able to teach and implement programs that help the communities choose to live in healthier ways, but also now I can help cure them, give them the shots and medicine they need. This is why I picked Seattle University, not only is it one of the only schools that offers an immersion program for DNP in a field I am familiar with but their values and beliefs on bettering the entire community not just one population match mine. The only reason why I do not choose to DNP/APNI in advanced community public health is because my ultimate goal is to become a nurse practicer, and from the meetings and information session the public health option is the only one that does not become a nurse practitioner. The family nurse practitioner track still allows me to be broad enough with my focus or specialization options and will still allow me to choose another specialty

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