Is Nursing A Nurse? Essay

1296 Words Dec 5th, 2016 6 Pages
Most people have life already figured out by the time they are in elementary school. There are quite a few that have life planned for them before birth and they often follow the path that is chosen for them. However, it was different for me I didn’t realized I wanted to become a nurse until after I had Strep throat, my senior year of high school. I had to stay in the hospital three consecutive days for recovery; I was lucky to have had such a wonderful and caring nurse. She made me feel like I was her only patient. I will not forget how well I was taken care of and how comfortable she made me feel. I was young and scared, but she was reassuring, because it was like my own mother was taking care of me. She was the reason I wanted to become a nurse, because I wanted to make others feel the way she made me feel. In my opinion the definition of nursing is encompassed within that one nurse. A nurse should be loving, compassionate, dependable, competent, empathic, responsible, joyful and comforting (just to name a few). A nurse doesn’t only cares for the physical aspect of the patient, but the mind and spirit as well. There are important skills needed to become an excellent nurse, which include a strong educational background, determination, follow-through, and patience.
I believe a nurse should promote physical and emotional well-being. However, nursing is more than just administering medications and performing different procedures; it is being with people, talking and visiting…

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