Essay On Nursing Application

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After completing a career project in the sixth grade, I have not been able to see myself working in a career other than nursing. As early as I can remember, I was interested in books of the human body and having my mom tell me her experiences as a certified nursing assistant. I knew I wanted a career involved with helping people. My fascination with the human body became visible around the age of five. My mom says that I was curious as to what the “real” name of our body parts were called, such as the kneecap being the patella and our chest bone as the sternum. Although my mother was only a certified nursing assistant for six years, this was a significant part of my reasoning to become a nurse. By the age of seven, I had memorized the twenty…show more content…
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