Personal Statement Of Purpose: A Career As A Nurse

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As a child, I was never sure on what I wanted to be when I grew up, but was sure it was in the medical field. I would skim through my science textbook at the beginning of every single school year to try and accurately pinpoint when I would get to learn about it. The human body never ceased to amaze my childhood self. Growing up, my family was full of nurses. Both my parents, seven of my aunts and uncles, and three of my cousins all have their BSN. Nursing is simply second nature to me. Although I have had many thoughts about the possibilities of what I can be in a hospital setting, I have decided on becoming a nurse because it allows me to be the person that sees the entire process: from when first admitted, all the way
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Nursing is so much more than just caring for sick patients; you are the person that the patient relies on most and are the mental and physical healers of the hospital. I believe that a good nurse is kind, caring, and compassionate. When I become a nurse, I want to use information that I have researched to provide care, educate and minimizing risk of harm, all while advancing the world’s knowledge of nursing.
Although I do not consider myself to be bilingual, I am able to understand, but not confidently speak, Spanish, Tagalog, and Ilocano (a Filipino dialect). I learned up to Spanish 3 in high school, and Tagalog and Ilocano at home. My parents speak Ilocano and Tagalog, and I have learned, with time, to understand most of their conversations. I am still trying to learn how to speak Spanish fluently, and willing to keep
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I am organized, responsible, an overachiever, and a perfectionist; qualities I have possessed by being the eldest child. I have been a part of my school’s leadership class since the beginning of my junior year. I have helped make some of our school’s most popular events successful, like our annual Halloween Festival and Winter Formal. I am also in ASB, and was elected as Vice President during my senior year. As Vice President, I help lead the leadership class in creating a safe and exciting high school environment by creating and carrying out events for the student
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