Nursing Career Goals

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As we get older, we are often challenged with the question of what we want to be when we grow up. I remember being asked often, and I almost always responded with a different career every time. For the longest time I was unsure of what path of education I wanted to pursue or what jobs I would be happy doing the rest of my life. It is very tough making a decision that will impact the rest of your life. Some people figure their out their calling at a very young age, whereas others are not as lucky and spend most of their life trying to find their calling. I believed I knew what I wanted to do with my life at a very young age until that dream became true and I realized I had no idea what I really wanted for the rest of my life. I choose to pursue a nursing career because the amount of schooling necessary is lower than most occupations, I believe my personality is caring and helpful in nature and I enjoying assisting people in becoming the strongest, healthiest version of themselves, and lastly my father’s illness has influenced my decision to pursue a nursing career. As a young adult in high school, I never enjoyed school as …show more content…
This was a hard time for all members of my family. He was scheduled to get surgery to get his pancreas removed and the surgery took around four hours. After a long day at the hospital, the whole family was excited to see him when we were finally allowed. There was one nurse in the room who was very sweet and caring towards my dad. She made him laugh and made sure he was as comfy as possible. After watching her treat my father with such kindness, I knew I wanted to be just like her. I wanted to be the person who is there for a patient right after surgery to make them feel safe and well taken care of. This was a turning point in my life because this is when I made the decision clear that I wanted to switch my major to

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