My Life As A Nurse Essay

871 Words Sep 25th, 2016 4 Pages
It is fairly common for young children to be asked what they want to be when they grow up. I can remember being asked that many times when I was a young child. I would always give the same answer, to be a nurse. I can not remember the one defining moment, in my life, when I made that decision. My Grandmother was the biggest influence in choosing this career. She would always express how proud it would make her, if I pursued a college education and became a nurse. She lived vicariously through me, and I was perfectly fine with that. 
 I began nursing school at the young age of 19. I knew little about life, let alone how to save someones. Although I was young, I had a passion for helping others. I could not think of a better way to be of service to people in need, than to become a nurse. I chose nursing because I wanted to make a difference in peoples lives. Nursing has impacted my life much more than I could have ever imagined. I have watched the life cycle from birth to death and have helped out in the middle. I have laughed with patients and cried with family members. I have developed unbreakable bonds and lifelong friendships. All the while, pursing a career that I have grown to love. 
 The textbook role of a nurse only scratches the surface of what nurses truly do. “A nurse is a healthcare professional who is focused on caring for individuals, families, and communities, ensuring that they attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and functioning.” (Crosta, 2015, para.…

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