Essay on What Makes A Nurse?

1830 Words Oct 21st, 2016 8 Pages
When I was little, my dad used to tell me to be a nurse. At the time, I did not know what a nurse does. As I grew older, I came to understand what a nurse is and what a nurse does. I was told to take this path as it would bring us a good life because nurses can earn a considerable amount of money annually. Hence, when I graduated high school in 2009, I did go to a university in the Philippines that offered a nursing program. At first, I thought that it was not for me because it was all about science, and I thought it was going to be difficult. Day by day, as I went through each course I needed to take, I have become fascinated with all the science involved in this profession. I have learned about the human body, how it functions, and how each organ is important for a human body to function. However, I learned that there is more to being a nurse. Nursing students not only learn the basics of science, but they also learn how to save lives. With that in mind, I realized that I also want to be able to do that. Thus, I decided to continue my education in nursing, for I believe that being able to save a life is the most rewarding feeling that a person could ever experience in her life. As I was looking for answers to how I am going to set my goals, I asked myself, “What is my purpose?” “What is that purpose that makes me strive more to reach my goals?” Those questions made me go back to the reason why I wanted to take a nursing program and that is to save lives. I want to be able…

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