Fifteen years ago, I decided I wanted to become a nurse. It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family.
Here I cared for women who experienced miscarriage and early pregnancy loss on a daily basis. I also on occasion cared for women following a stillbirth or early neonatal death. During this time I assisted in the planning and organisation of the annual remembrance service. I was struck by the large number of bereaved parents who attended and the appreciation they showed to the staff that looked after them. The experience I gained here encouraged me to apply for the Higher Diploma in Midwifery.
Throughout the last three years, I have worked with the elderly in a nursing home called Aase Haugen as a certified nursing assistant. Since then, I have gained a tremendous amount of respect for registered nurses. Their leadership, passion, and commitment has inspired me to provide great health care to patients now and in my future career as a nurse. I am currently a freshman that has been accepted into the nursing program at Luther College. I think I would be a good candidate for this scholarship, because I put a tremendous amount of heart into my job and truly enjoying helping and assisting the elderly.
When I was younger, I always said that I wanted to be like my grandmother. My grandmother, who is a nationally recognized Cincinnati Enquirer’s Woman of the Year, is a successful Obstetrics Gynecology Registered Nurse. I’ve taken an interest in becoming an Obstetrics Gynecology Physician, also known as an OB GYN solely because of my grandmother’s influence. During the summer, I visit my grandmother in Ohio, and she often takes me to work with her and I get to see just what the job is about. I enjoy seeing the babies in both the nursery and the Intensive Care unit (NICU) as well as observing the OB GYN’s visiting with their patients while they are in the hospital.
I started doing that every time I went to the doctor. Eventually, I asked her what kind of nurse she was and she told me a Family Nurse Practitioner. She explained a lot of what they do to me and I loved it, they get to work with adults which I didn’t know they did, but mainly kids, and that’s one thing I always wanted to do was work with kids but I nice mix up of
My kindergarten teacher always called me the mother hen of her class. She called me that because I would always make sure others were doing what they were supposed to be doing and I would make sure that everyone was okay and happy. For example, if someone got sick in class, I would constantly ask them if they needed anything, and I would get it for them. Since then I’ve always wanted to be a nurse; I want to help others. There are many personal experiences I can relate to nursing.
Every single patient I cared for, I used my past experience with my family, and used that as my foundation for my bedside manner. I not only cared for the patients, but I also cared for the families. The family members of sick patients were also my patients, and they too require care; warm blankets, water, food, compassion, and empathy. I had been in their
My grandmother was the nurse that inspired me to pursue the profession. I am so thankful that she is still here to witness me getting closer to that goal. I’ve always wanted to fulfill her foot steeps and make her proud. I am the first one in my family to attend college, and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment, but it has been a very tough road getting to this place. As most of my family is working class that did not attend college I was expected to get a job right after high school.
I chose nursing specifically because I love the idea of taking care of people, and nurses make a huge difference and have such an impact on the patients and their loved ones lives. In my junior year, I went to Butler hospital to shadow one of the nurses that worked there. During her shift, she was always busy and working hard in order to take care of all her patients. The thought of working hard