A Career As A Nursing Assistant Essay

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” As a child, this question always triggered a sense of excitement for me. I would always yell “doctor” without second guessing myself. My strong interest in math and science always seemed to drive my career path towards the medical field. I said I wanted to become a doctor so often that now I cannot think of anything else as a career option.

When I was eight years old, my mom became paralyzed from the waist down. She was moved from hospital to hospital for one year before getting discharged and coming home. After seeing my mom being dependent on medical care for the rest of her life, my interest in medicine began to grow. I used to watch when travel nurses and physical therapists would come to my house to provide her with medical care. I have experienced various procedures such as flushing a port
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I took a nursing assistant class through a dual enrollment program. I performed clinical hours at Golden Living Center in Rome, Georgia for CNA training. I took this class not because I wanted to become a nurse but because this was the only healthcare class left that I had not taken. I did not want to go senior year without taking a class in healthcare because I did not want to forget important skills that I had learned in prior classes.

This class taught me a lot about the medical field. It also provided me with hands on experience. I learned how to take basic care of patients. Even though I did not want to become a nurse, I wanted to work my way up because I believe that to become a doctor, I should be able to delegate duties of the people who work under a physician.

During my time there, I learned how to make hospital beds, give bed baths, change patient’s clothes, and other common duties of a nursing assistant. Working with fellow students and CNAs at the nursing home also allowed me to gain important teamwork
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