Why I Become A Professional Nurse

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I wish I could tell a story of me as a little girl, and the person who changed my life and made me want to become a nurse. I can’t though, because this never happened to me. At age 15, when I decided to become a CNA, I was taking a leap of faith, knowing that not only would it not be easy, but it could end up being something I hated. Luckily, not only was this not the case, it was the best decision I have ever made in my life, and it has made me more determined than ever to become a professional nurse. There are a multitude of reasons why I hope to become a professional nurse in my future. Most of these reasons stem from my experiences as a CNA, which took me from being unsure of the nursing field, to knowing there was no better fit for me. …show more content…
There is no greater satisfaction than the one I have when I walk into work and see all the faces of all the people I have helped in life so far. Even on a bad day, all it takes to reaffirm my love for nursing is that one resident I can make smile at the worst of times, the one resident thanking me for making their day. Through this I have found my passion for helping people, and I want to become a nurse so I can experience this every day of my life in the future. I want to help people, and I want to truly make a difference in other’s lives. There are many ways to do this, but from what I have seen in life, I believe I will be able to help others best as a nurse. One distinction between nurses and other medical professions is that nurses take over when there is nothing anyone else can do. …show more content…
Nurses need to be both book smart and practical. I am a straight-A student, top of my class, with an ACT score of 31. I have worked extremely hard to be able to say I am all those things, because I believe to succeed as a nurse, you must be educated. This dedication to academics shows not only my dedication to doing whatever it takes to pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse, but also shows I possess many essential skills a nurse must have. It shows I have a sharp mind, am very detailed and goal oriented, can think critically, and am committed to the education and development needed in such a dynamic field as nursing. I have worked on my practical nursing skills through my job experiences, volunteer work, and my involvement in extracurricular activities. In my job I have strengthened my ethics pertaining to the nursing field such a dignity and commitment to the health and best interests of my residents. Through my job I have gained skills only experience can teach you like adaptability, patience, resourcefulness, and being quick on my feet. I have strong leadership and communication skills, as well as my ability to work as team, through being the captain of my high school cheer

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