I Want To Be A Nurse Essay

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Nursing is a hard profession; as well as, a very rewarding profession. Nursing is not only the skills you learn in school, such as, putting in an IV, pathophysiology or assessment of the patient, but it also requires empathy and compassion. This career is not for everyone. What persuaded me to become a nurse is when I was four years old I was diagnosed with Leukemia ALL, this changed my life for the next three years, while I was getting treatment for my cancer. I would be around nurses and doctors twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during this time. This is when I knew I wanted to be a nurse. During this time of my life I was around nurses and doctors 24/7; however, there was a certain nurse that affected me in the greatest way, she helped me choose my future career. This nurse would spend hours upon hours changing my bandage for my IV. This bandage change hurt tremendously, I hated getting my bandage changed. Furthermore, this nurse would spend hours slowly taking it off with alcohol wipes, so it wouldn’t hurt me as bad. Unfortunately, my…show more content…
I want to be the nurse that changes someone’s day or changes the rest of their lives. However, I didn’t always want to be a nurse, I wanted to be a doctor. This changed because to this day I have a personal relationship with favorite nurse, but I only see my doctor during my yearly checkups. Therefore, I decided I want that personal relationship with my patients. I don’t only want to change their lives with medicine but change their lives with empathy and compassion. Also, while being in the hospital while being treated with Leukemia another nurse had effect with me becoming a BSN because this certain nurse also was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was young. She shared her experience with me. This gave me hope and encouragement to continue fighting my cancer. Therefore, as a nurse I want to give some child hope and encouragement with my
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