Motivation Statement For Motivation In Nursing

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The motivation to pursue a career in nursing has always seemed to be part of who I am, and some of my earliest memories are of my mom and her grandma, both registered nurses, talking about being a nurse and caring for others. Inspiration from my mom and great-grandmother was complimented by one of the biggest inspirations in my life, my cousin Jacob. I was just eight years old, but still vividly remember Jacob being born and visiting him for the first time in the hospital. Jacob was born with Downs Syndrome and had open heart surgery shortly after his birth. As we waited to be able to see Jacob, I was sure I wanted to be one of the people walking around the halls in scrubs responsible for helping care for Jacob and the other children in the…show more content…
I plan to continue my education full time because I understand the demands of an accelerated nursing program and preparation for the NCLEX test is a substantial commitment. I think the curriculum of the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, a degree program that requires pre-requisite science classes and natural science classes, helped prepare me for the requirements nursing will bring. I have also take pathophysiology as an elective at MSU and completed the State of Ohio’s STNA course and examination. This background and the focus of being a full time nursing student should contribute towards success at Xavier in the accelerated nursing program and enable me to achieve my…show more content…
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families. This experience helped me learn how to overcome challenges faced when caring for patients each day and it reinforced my motivation to work as hard as possible to succeed in nursing school and continue to work to care for others. The experience also provided an opportunity to act as leader since the assisted care home I worked at this past summer was understaffed due to a change in ownership and some staff changes. When my team was short caregivers, I made sure that I spent more time with each patient to ensure they did not have anxiety about the change and end up worried and feeling alone. I found that a few minutes of companionship and
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