Mary Mahoney: A Career As A Neonatal Nurse

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As children when we grow up we almost always automatically know what we want to be. I wanted to be a fashion designer, then an actress, and it was not until 7th grade that I realized becoming a nurse was my passion. After doing research on my field, Mary Eliza Mahoney is the person I look up to. Mary was the first African American women to complete nurse’s training in 1879. Mary Eliza Mahoney was born in a small neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts in 1845. Raised from nothing at the age of 18, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After being accepted into the hospital nursing school, she was 1 of 4 out of 42 people that graduated the next year. Mahoney’s professionalism made her a much-respected nurse and she went on and succeeded in this field. Mahoney 's accomplishments have driven me to…show more content…
I am hoping to obtain an A average in majority of my classes this semester so I can get into the nursing program for fall of my junior year. I know once I am in the nursing program I will be one step closer to my dream. I am very interested in becoming a Neonatal nurse because I want to help and save premature babies lives so they can grow up and have an opportunity to follow their dreams. Mary Being the first African American women led the way for me and other African Americans who have a passion to pursue nursing. I look up to Mary because she obtained her goals without any help and did not stop until she got where she was going. In conclusion, anything can impact someone’s life whether it is good or bad. Mary Eliza Mahoney has made me realize I can accomplish anything if I just try. As motivational speaker Rasheed ogunlaru would say, “Role models are only limited use or no one is as important, potentially powerful and as key in your life and world as you.” That being said, you are capable of doing anything, it is always within you, but sometimes someone just has to bring it out of

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