Nursing Personal Statement

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I have chosen to pursue a career as a nurse because I want to make more of an impact in people 's lives. I have always had an interest in health and it wasn 't until I graduated college and work as Medical Secretary for the Operating Room at Montefiore New Rochelle that I realized I wanted to make a career out of nursing. My previous job was an unit secretary that mainly consisted of interacting with patients families, discharging patients off the unit, and pharmacy runs for the nurses. However, after nearly four years, I found myself wanting more. I realized the missing component from that job was that I didn 't feel satisfied with the work I was doing because I was not relating to the patients. I am a results driven person and in that job, …show more content…
Furthermore, it seems as though more and more hospitals prefer to hire nurses with at least a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. The BSN degree provides a stepping stone for furthering my profession should I decide to pursue a Master 's degree. Also, through my previous work experience, I have realized the value of a Bachelor 's degree. Without that level of education, I would not have been able to enter my previous profession. I believe a BSN will open doors for me in my career as a nurse that may not be available to me if I were to become an RN with an Associate 's degree. Personally, I believe I will be better prepared as an entry-level nurse and will be more desirable as a potential employee if I pursue a …show more content…
One of my best qualities is patience. I have a very easy demeanor and a peaceful disposition. I think this is essential for nurses to have because one of the duties of a nurse is to teach others, and teaching requires patience. I 'm also a very compassionate person. I am able to empathize with people and when people around me are feeling down or are in pain, I try to help them come up with solutions so that they can feel better. In addition to patience and empathy, I accept people for who they are, regardless of race, economic level, educational level, sexual preference, etc. These qualities and the desire to improve the lives of others will help me to be an excellent

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