My Nursing Career Research Paper

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For as long as I can remember, I have taken much pride in the fact that I have very good common sense. I’m pretty certain that this is in part due to the fact that at a very young age I had to pretty much fend for myself. I grew up one of eight children in a Hispanic family. We were quite poor, although I didn’t know it then. There were eight children, my mother and father. We lived in a Hispanic neighborhood on the east side of Chicago. Ten of us lived in a four bedroom, one bathroom apartment in an area called Humboldt Park. Humboldt Park was a pretty rough neighborhood. Gang fights, shootings, and young people dying unnecessarily. Growing up I thought this was the norm and everyone lived this way. As a child I recall dodging gun fire while …show more content…
I have worked and stressed over every class I took and every paper I have ever had to write. I have always believed that education is something that cannot be taken away. I knew that having an education I would ultimately have a better life, as well as provide a better life for my family. So, I worked and did whatever I had to do to become a Nurse. It took me longer than most to achieve this goal but I was so proud when I graduated from nursing school. I have been a nurse for 24 years and have loved my career. I graduated from Wabaunsee Community College School of Nursing with an Associates degree. I always thought that one day I would go back to school and get a Bachelors Degree .Then I remembered how difficult school was for me. I had a job working at a wonderful Christian hospital doing what I loved. I have always worked for Christian based hospitals simply because it was what I believed in. I also thought that getting a higher degree was not going to make me a better …show more content…
I genuinely cared for people. I knew enough to ask questions if I didn’t understand something, and people liked me. I had so many good excuses. I am now 55 years old and am feeling the need to broaden my life and my mind. I want to go back to school because I feel that it would help me to become more of a leader in my field. When I worked for Florida Hospital Adventist Health system some years ago I was placed in a position of charge nurse as well as the house supervisor for a pretty big hospital. Although I feel as though I did a very good job in those roles, there was always a feeling of insecurity due to my lack of higher education. I have a full life. I work for an Adventist hospital in the emergency department, where I am still put in a role of charge nurse. I have a wonderful husband who works for the Police Department as an officer. I have an adult daughter who I love dearly and have always tried to set a good example for, and I have a great dog. When the thought of going back to school entered my mind I knew it would have to be an online program. It is very important to me that any program I attend is Christian based. I have always been a woman of

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