Nursing Is The Profession Or Practice Of Providing Care For The Sick And Infirm

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According to English Oxford Living Dictionaries, “nursing is the profession or practice of providing care for the sick and infirm.” To me, nursing is much more. Nursing is being able to fully listen to patients when the doctor does not have the time nor patience to. Nursing is being there to care for patients at all hours of the day, whenever needed. Nursing is carrying out all requests of patients with passion and without getting annoyed. Nursing is being given the opportunity to be someone’s backbone, his/her supporter and caregiver. Nursing is much more than a simple dictionary definition. I became inspired to become a nurse when I was in eighth grade. That year, I suffered a traumatic injury in which I fell through a glass plate wall. I was severely cut in several places. As I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance, I was pinned and poked with IVs and tetanus shots, as well as hooked up to a heart monitor. As soon as I arrived to the hospital, there was a group of doctors waiting for me. Before I was sent to have a CT scan, and the doctors removed a large piece of glass from my head. The doctors were constantly running in and out of the room, while the nurses stayed by my side, almost as if they were there to be my backbone. Taking into consideration that my mom was four hours away at the time that this accident occurred, the nurses acted as if they were my mom. Because I was only thirteen years old at the time, I was so vulnerable. After being pricked and pried at…

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