My Career And Career Goals For Travel Nursing

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My second alarm blares, tearing me from my private world. I squint at the clock and sigh; it’s six forty-five already. I save my work and close my word document, then climb out of my chair and grab my empty mug to deposit it in the kitchen sink. I’ve only been awake an hour and a half, but I’ve done most of my personal work for the day.
Getting up at five in the morning used to be a chore, but now I look forward to it. With my schedule, it’s one of the only times I can devote wholly to writing. Morning by morning, I piece together short stories and novels that’ll never see the light of day. A man named Malcolm Gladwell once wrote that it takes ten thousand hours of deliberate practice to master something, and, while not backed by science, I
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For two years, I’ll work in some of the biggest hospitals in the state to subject myself to almost every imaginable emergency situation and type of person so that I’ll be fully prepared for my ultimate career goal: travel nursing. Traveling all over the country and working where nurses are most desperately needed has always appealed to me, and after traveling America for a few years, I’ll move on to caring for the rest of the world. During this time, I’ll be writing when I’m off duty. I never want my art to have to support my lifestyle, so I plan on working as a nurse until I’m forced into retirement, but I would like to have to opportunity to soften some hearts and change some minds with fiction. It may be a lofty goal, but hopefully after a lifetime of traveling and caring for people, I’ll have something worthwhile to …show more content…
But, I’m not satisfied with the bare-minimum experience. If I’m going to succeed the way I want to be able to, college is a time where I have to make connections, learn outside the borders of the typical classroom, and take courses that challenge me not only as a student but as a person. To truly grow, I need to be in the Honors College. But, ask not what your country can do for you, right? As a student in the Honors College, I would bring discipline, diversity, and passion into the program. I’ve always been a hard worker, and my drive would only increase if I knew I was part of a program that celebrated it. That, coupled with my passion, would be infectious. In the program, I hope to find peers that not only inspire me to be my best but are open to being inspired themselves. Besides all-around inspiration, I hope to open a few minds. As an LGBT student, I believe I have a viewpoint of the world that the majority doesn’t share, but college is a place where students should strive to become global citizens, and, believe it or not, LGBT people exist in the world. I could be a source of information for those who want to learn more about the community, and a practice in tolerance for those who

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