My First Memories Of Becoming A Nurse Essay

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One of my first memories of becoming a nurse was the summer of 2009. I was swimming at a friend’s pool for their birthday. Her little brother didn’t know how to swim well and while trying to retrieve a toy in the deep end panicked and was drowning. I was the closest and was able pull him up and get him out of the pool. We all stood around him trying to get him to breathe. I had never done CPR before nor knew how to do it. His dad rushed over there and began CPR. Very quickly he finally spit out all the excess water and started to breathe again. In that moment I knew in my heart I was meant to do something with helping others. Ever since then my dream has been to become a nurse. Working with children has always interest me the most. I graduated high school a semester early because I was so anxious to start on my perquisites for nursing. I’ve watched my cousin Michelle graduate from nursing school and how hard she worked to get to where she is as a Pediatric Nurse at Methodist Hospital. I have seen how dedicated she is to with her patients and it inspires me to work hard and stay focused, so one day I can make my dream come true. It makes me excited in becoming a nurse by seeing how much she enjoys her job at the hospital.
In the spring of 2015 I began volunteering at Texas Children’s Hospital downtown and it’s one of the most rewarding feeling to be able to give a lending hand. I volunteer weekly in the emergency center checking in new patients and transporting them to…

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