While in my undergraduate career, I chose the field of Social Work because I felt a desire to help people. After graduating with this degree in 1993, I worked in a mental health clinic training chronically mental ill patients to live independently. Showing care and empathy toward my clients was natural for me. My drive to help people became even more obvious when my terminally ill in-laws moved in with
Though I lived near family, it was a hard experience. Everything I learned growing up, all of the struggles, became assets. Supporting myself became my fully time job. Fitting school in wasn’t an option. But, I still had extra time.
Goals are an important factor in creating success for the future. Without these goals, innovations and improvements to our society would not happen. Veterinary medicine is a professional field that has had empowering success contributed from individuals with a passion, and goal. Throughout my career at Colorado State University, I plan to study in the field of veterinary medicine to begin my journey of achieving my doctor of veterinary medicine, while also planning to open and run a successful practice in the field. These goals are strictly important to my course of study at Colorado State because of their suburb program for students interested in pursuing a veterinary medicine career, motivating me to be successful in the field of study for
Personal Statement I am interested in studying for a degree in the Mental Health Nursing in your university, and I would like to make my career in this noble profession. I first considered nursing as a career some years ago, after I lost my father to a chronic kidney disease. The role played by the nurses in terms of care while he was in hospital and after his death was quite overwhelming. Although I had my first degree in Agricultural Economics, but this nothing in compare to the passion I later developed for nursing after the death of my father. I have since developed myself in health and social care sector by training and updating my skills.
One thing that became clear was even though the Farm was an accepting place, I discovered not everyone shared the views and acceptance of those at the Farm. I learned sometimes people judge others on their appearance, the way they talk, their age or their abilities. I realized the characteristics and differences I grew to cherish in those with which I worked were perceived negatively by others. I think for a number of people this is because many are uneducated about the numerous disabilities that exist and how they affect those who have them. I believe if those people experienced what I did while I was volunteering, seeing children, teens and adults alike, learn, grow and improve their skills in a multitude of areas, in a safe and supportive environment they would change their view.
I had never been placed in this situation of having to actually put forth my skills, but thankfully for this experience, I came to realization of what my future profession was truly supposed to be. I was inspired by helping my father and the reaction he gave me, so I conducted research on nursing We always dream of ideas stitching together a certain way, and then suddenly something trots along the path altering the dream. Everything is not always going to pan out exactly how we imagine. There are going to be life changing decisions that we are going to have to make that may change our future dreams. For the first time, light shone on the possibility of becoming a nurse.
It starts off brief and I guess around about what things can be and then as I get to know the thing or person I identify with their stories and how the things that have impacted them have stuck in my head to impact me too. I have too many stories to tell and each story has a significance to me no matter big or small. Their story in my head could be about their life. I make up or that I get involved in create society and the people I like and get to interact with. Knowing other people's stories sometimes I sit back and wonder, do they know
I am applying for a place to study social work because I have always wanted to be able to make a difference to people's lives. With social work I believe I can do this in a caring and supportive way. Many of my life experiences have led me to who I am today. The first thing I remember that caught my attention was how my cousin would always stay with my family. He would be spent weeks with at my house without contract with his parents.
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
My family’s past experiences also teach me how to live my life the best way possible. For example, my parents did not finish college, so they were not able to obtain lucrative careers. Not finishing or not even going to college can take a toll on your life. If my parents finished college our life would have been more successful financially. Although my parents did not have the best money,