My Passion For Helping Others And Taking Care Of Children

I have always had a passion for helping others and taking care of children. When

I was younger I would always play house with my baby dolls and siblings. I always had to be the

mom so I could take care of everyone else even though I was the middle child. As I got older I

couldn’t wait to start babysitting. In Wisconsin you can get a babysitting license when you turn

13, I got mine the exact same day! The passion had always been there but I didn’t know what I

would do with it. There are many career choices that work with children such as; childcare,

teachers, nurses, social workers, etc. The day I had my car accident my mind was made up, at

the age of 9 I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, I want to be a nurse;
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care I received in that moment and at the hospital afterwards made me choose my career path.

I knew I wanted to be the person everyone looked to in a crazy scary situation. I wanted to be

the girl that held little kids hands while they waited for their parents. Most children change

what they want to be through out there life but not me. I made up my mind 15 years ago that I

wanted to be a nurse and have worked every day since then to make this come true.

I have multiple reasons for attending college. The first is, my parents never really gave

us an option growing up. They always forced the idea and when I was younger I resented it, I

wanted to travel the world not go back to school right after finishing twelve years of it. The

second, as I got older I realized there is not much in the world if you don’t have a degree. Right

out of High School I did a six week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate course. I had

spent a lot of time volunteering at hospitals and working in a nursing home and although I

loved being able to help I wanted more. With my certificate I was able to love and
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I knew I would only be able to

do that with a degree. The last reason, I want to be able to provide for my family. I want a good

steady paying job without having to worry paycheck to paycheck.

I would like to spend the next semester at Leeward Community College getting the rest

of my core class credits. This time next year I hope to be enrolled at Kapiolani Community

College in the “associate in science, nursing” program. When I graduate from this program I

should know enough to be able to take my NCLEX-RN. Passing this will grant me my registered

nurse license! Once I have my RN license I would like to work in the pediatric unit or the

neonatal intensive care unit. I love to take care of all kinds of people but children and babies

are my passion. I will ultimately choose which unit will be main focus when I have experienced

both. If I choose pediatric, I hope to work a few years in a hospital and then eventually transfer

to a stand-alone pediatric clinic. If I choose to go neonatal I will have to stay at a larger hospital.

When I graduate from KCC I will have an associate’s degree so while working I plan on

concentrating getting a bachelor’s

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