A Career In Nursing

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For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to work in hospital. While most kids feared their doctor’s office, I was fascinated by everything around me and the detailed protocol nurses and doctors needed to follow, except giving me my regular shots! I would run over to my neighbors house everyday and play “doctor” with them and their fancy, plastic doctor kit.

As I got older, I began volunteering and attending sessions at my local hospital, Bon Secours Memorial Regional. These experiences are what led me to pursue a career in nursing. I volunteered at their “Family Center” while I was in middle school. This was a daycare for infants all the way up to age 11. While I was not directly learning about nursing, I did learn how
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I went to the first meeting and ended up going for the rest of my time in high school. A specific moment I remember was a session I attended in the winter of my junior year. A woman came in to speak about her job as a forensic nurse. As she explained what it is, I felt like a lightbulb went off in my head. I immediately knew that is what I wanted to do in life. Later that year, I ironically went on a field trip that was all about forensic nursing. I was able to practice some of the jobs a forensic nurse would have to perform. This moment solidified my dream of becoming a forensic nurse.

I was surprised to see the reactions of other people (mainly adults) when I told them I wanted to be a nurse. It was disappointing to hear that nursing school was expensive, long, difficult and demanding. I was also told that I could do more with my life. After thinking it over, I realized that this was MY passion and this is what I had to do in life. Many of my peers were uninterested in this type of career. I know that I am unique, along with all the other students in the world that want to become a nurse. We are strong students that will go on to make the world a healthier and happier
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