Personal Statement : My Career Choice Essay

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When I first graduated high school in 2014 I was clueless of what I wanted to do in life. The only thing I knew was I wanted to be around children since I really love helping them. At first, I was leaning towards a teaching degree, but I later found out that just was not for me. The other career choice that interested me was nursing. I have a good idea what that career field entails for the fact that my mom has been a labor and delivery nurse for 17 years. Nursing has always interested me, but I was never completely dead set on nursing and if it was a right fit for me. That 's why the shadow assignment was a perfect task for me because it allowed me to get my feet wet in nursing and would help me come to a final decision with my career choice.

The first task of finding someone to shadow was the difficult part. I knew for sure I did not want to shadow my mom or anyone in her department because delivering babies was something that didn 't interest me. After talking to my mom, though she gave me a number to a nurse that worked on postpartum, which is taking care of the moms and baby after delivery. I personally felt postpartum was the happiest floor to work on out of the whole hospital because babies are just a happy moment in someone 's life and they are just so adorable. I ended up calling Denise the nurse and leaving her a voicemail explaining the assignment and that I was trying to get an idea of what nursing all entails.

The next step was for me to wait for a…

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