Personal Statement For Higher Education

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I am the first person in my family to seek higher education. Majority of my family, roughly 75%, have never been educated past a basic high school education. My father has a few certifications specific to his field of work, fiber-optic technology. My mother went to Ball State for a brief time, but ended up being a housewife instead. She wasn’t really interested in college; her grades were poor when she attended. Perhaps she picked the wrong major, but she is content with not going back. Despite the fact I never finished high school, I wanted to continue my education. I worked my butt off and got my GED, General Education Diploma, around same time my class was scheduled to graduate (2013). I paid for this on my own. After a few months of working …show more content…
I aced the certification exam. Shortly after the New Year of 2014, I find employment at a small nursing facility in a small town just outside of Muncie, called Yorktown. It was less than 100 beds in the facility. It has changed management since I have been there, I’m not sure what it is called now. I enjoyed working there. I ended up leaving after a few months, but not for the work requirements. The management of the company refused to pay me for 3 weeks I was there. They claimed they “lost” the papers, and my “clock ins could not be validated”. I was furious. I threatened to call the Department of Labor, and put in my two weeks’ notice. I got my pay three days before my two weeks’ was up. I found employment with another nursing facility before my time was up at the home in Yorktown, this time in Muncie. Again, I enjoyed my work. However, I began to see again the business practices of nursing homes is flawed. We were constantly understaffed. Every staff member ended up doing the work of 3 people. I was exhausted, mentally and physically. I was heartbroken, all I wanted to do was help people. I couldn’t physically do the work of 3 or more people by myself. After working there 6 months, and working my 5th 50-hour week, I gave a two weeks’ notice to this …show more content…
I plan to transfer to Ball State soon. I got my toes in the water, so to speak; now I want to dive in head first. I want to become a Registered Nurse, and work at a hospital. I may pursue my Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing (BSN). CNA work was a stepping-stone for my greater purpose. I am saddened I cannot physically continue CNA work, but the emotional satisfaction I get is from helping people is a high. I would be over the moon going into work, saying hello to my favorite residents. I would ask about their kids, their grandkids. I would bring joy to them for a moment: their eyes would light up like stars when I asked how little Johnny was doing. However, my mother has been sick off and on for most of my life. This may be inspiration for the desire of helping people as well. Really, I believe the main cause is this: I want to leave people better than I found

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