Personal Statement: Why I Chose Nursing

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Why I Chose Nursing As a young girl, around the age of eight, I decided I wanted to become a singer, however, that was only a dream of mine. As I got older and more mature, I realized all fantasies do not come to life, so I began to venture toward a more reasonable career path. At first, I wanted to become an anesthesiologist, then a nurse anesthetist when I heard they spent less years in school. I would not necessarily say I lowered my standards or decided on a less prestigious program, but as of right now, I wish to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. This decision was solely based on my shadowing experience. During the summer before my senior year of high school, I had the opportunity to shadow a nurse practitioner within my community…show more content…
Both my mother and my aunt hold nursing degrees while my grandmother is a caregiver. They have all influenced my view on nursing. To me, nursing is all about nurturing and caring for others and thinking about their well being. Nursing is taking care of the community around you. For instance, no matter how great their need, my grandmother has always accepted people into her home and works in a child rehabilitation center. Even without an actual degree, her experience with health care allows her to successfully heal others. As registered nurses, on the other hand, my mother and aunt, have both spoken about their experiences in the field and given me insight into what nursing entails, all the hard work and dedication. Once accepted into the nursing program, I know the more difficult learning will begin. I will have to start clinical hours, which will require me to start working in a hospital setting. By doing so, I know my superior will evaluate and scrutinize me daily, from how I interact with patients to how I collaborate with the other nurses. I have heard also, that a social life is difficult to maintain once accepted into the nursing program. The time for parties, athletic events, or other social outings are limited. Time management will be more crucial then, than it is
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