Application Essay: A Career As A Nurse

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For generations, my family has made sacrifices to ensure that we have an opportunity filled future. When they still lived in the Philippines, my grandmother ran a store in order to support her six children to finish their academics including my mother’s journey into the medical field. My mother worked in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Hermann and would occasionally bring my brother and I along when a babysitter was not available. Growing up around this setting, I witnessed the types of work that nurses had to perform for long hours, and I was intrigued by what I saw, but I was too young to understand how deep being a nurse truly was. Being in college and having several family members in the nursing field has allowed me to explore what I wanted for my future, and as I juggled around several different paths that I could pursue, I have reached a point where I know that a career in nursing is what I want.
People can be afraid and anxious of being in a hospital, and I admire the roles that nurses play in helping patients feel a
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Suddenly my father was the only one in the family working, while me and brother were both full-time university students. With the fear of not being able to financially back my education, I eventually got the job at the daycare and I had to learn how to manage my time between having a job and school which I had difficulty doing. This past year, I often questioned if I was mentally prepared for the hardships of nursing school, or if I would even be accepted into them. With school, work, and my negative mentality hitting me all at once, I found that part of my life as an immense challenge that was difficult to overcome. However, I have realized that my goal of becoming a nurse is something that I am passionate in achieving, and I must pick myself up and focus on persevering through the obstacles that may come my

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