Statement Of Purpose To Become A Registered Nurse

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I am continuing my education to become a registered nurse, because I learned how to care for others through someone very special to me. The person that I would say influenced this decision has to my mom. My mom is the smartest, hardest working woman I know. I am the youngest of my mother’s six children; she had me at the age of thirty-nine. My mother has always encouraged me to be in the health care field, when I was in high school she urged me to take Health Occupation and become a Certified Nursing Assistant while still in high school. She would always say people are always going to be sick and need someone to take care of them. I became a Certified Nursing Assistant and went to work at a nursing home straight out of high school. A few years …show more content…
In taking care of her I realized that I actually enjoyed taking care of others. By this time I had a family of my own, single mother of two kids, and going back to school wasn’t going to be an easy task. I enrolled at ECPI College of Technology to become a medical assistant. My plan was to get a job as a medical assistant and then go back to school for my nursing degree. After I began working as a medical assistant, my mom got sick again. She had a spot in her the top of her head that just wouldn’t heal. I took her to the dermatologist and a skin biopsy determined it was a form of skin cancer. I didn’t know but she had seen another dermatologist a year or two prior and was advised to have surgery. She said she was scared and didn’t want to worry me. She ended up having another surgery. They removed a portion of the skin in the top of her …show more content…
This was an office procedure, and I was able to be right there by her side the entire time. When she went home I had to change her bandages and apply the ointment to help the healing. The dermatologist was able to get all of the infected area and she healed remarkably. I was totally amazed at how the skin grew back. The human body is amazing. A few months later during a follow up colonoscopy the doctors found a growth in her colon. This time no chemo or radiation she had to have surgery immediately. She ended up getting a colostomy. My mother is now seventy-five years old and has dementia. She doesn’t remember what she had for lunch some days but, she never forgets me taking care of her when she was sick. My mom didn’t get her annual physical exams as she should have. She had no idea that you should have your first colonoscopy at age fifty or get mammograms yearly after age forty. I feel if I become a nurse, I can help educate people about screening test they should have routinely to avoid what my mom endured. Most people think you only go to the doctor when you are sick, but it’s the routine well visits that can catch small things before they become serious issues. I love taking care of people, and I owe that to my mother, my very first

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