Ageism: My Personal Experiences

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Ageism – Prejudice and discrimination directed against people because of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth I had received my certified nursing assist certification when I was a junior in high school. I had tried getting a job as a CNA after I had graduated, but no one would hire me. It didn’t matter that I had made a perfect score on my state exam, which consisted of a procedure and written exam, or that I had promised to be the best employee, they saw me unfit for the job because of my age. Everywhere wanted someone that was older and had more experience.
Credential society – the use of diplomas, degrees, or certificates to determine who is eligible for jobs Right now I’m going to school to be a registered nurse. Before I could even get think about getting a bachelor’s degree in nursing, I had to get a high school diploma. I have to take pre-courses before applying for the nursing program. I also have to an entrance test and make sure that I have certain immunizations. I have to make sure that I am certified in CPR and first aid before I start the program. Once I earn my bachelor’s degree, I have to take a state test so I could continue practicing nursing. When
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(Give examples of both) I am a believer of the Christian faith. I believe that Jesus is God’s Son, and that he die for my sins so I could go to heaven. When I was younger, we would go to church every Sunday and read the bible. I have partaken in the Lord’s Supper, which symbolizes the body and blood of Jesus when I was younger, and praying and confessing my sins every night. Now that we are older and able to make our own decisions, we don’t go to church every Sunday. However, I still wear my cross necklace and recently, my grandmother gave me an angel necklace as a gift. I don’t believe in other religions but they do interest me. I believe that I am more optimistic about life because I know that I have God on my

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