I have to say that the decision of my nursing career has been largely the product of my past practice, which has helped me enjoy the profession over a period of time. Being the first child in my family, I was brought up by being encouraged to be responsible not only to myself but also to others. For a period of time, my mother expected to look after my younger siblings and manage the house while she worked shift after shift to provide financial help for the household. It is, however, important to note that this did not affect me in any wrong way possible, in fact, it made me more determined to work hard so that I may thrive financially in the future. I began to notice that I had qualities that would perfectly suit me into the nursing profession from my early years in high school. I have not only upheld endurance and strong grades but have always had an enduring personality. Because my mother could not afford to push me through to college as she had to support both my siblings and me. I choose to join the army and slowly and slowly I would save enough money sponsor my own nursing educational career, as well as, help her financially support the family. In the army, I have also gained new experience and that experience has molded me especially in stress management, as well as, effectively dealing with both intense and rigorous situations. I have been taking online courses last semester and I’m currently preparing for a bachelor in science of nursing. This particular paper is a clear statement of the 3 goals of my educational career at the Colorado Christian University.
Attaining the principle characteristics that determine a successful nurse
Nursing is the act of protecting, promoting, as well as, preventing injury and illness. Nursing does this by making sure that suffering is alleviated through the process of diagnosis and treatment of the human symptoms and responses. It can also be acknowledged that nurses act as advocates for families, individuals, communities, as well as, bigger human populations (American Nurses Association, 2001). A nurse should make sure that he/she is fully capable of influencing his/her career path. Personally, I believe that nursing engages an individual holistically, that is, the mind, body, and the soul. It is known to be a physically demanding job, however, it should also be widely acknowledged that as a job it also demands a lot of emotional input from an individual. I believe that my academic performance in high Scholl, as well as, the experiences I have gained in school and in the army lay a perfect foundation for this educational career. One of the major core characteristics I need to gain I hope to attain is the ability to work effectively with a team of nurses. In the army, I have been trained to work with a team in the most life threatening situations, however, in nursing is quite different and I’m willing to seek out for help when necessary. The other fundamental quality is learning to understand and appreciate diversity, thus, to always understand and appreciate the differences in people.
To be committed to lifelong learning
Education never ends, thus, people continue to learn despite their age. I know that my education in nursing will not stop at graduation, however, it will continue throughout my nursing profession. Becoming a nurse is applying the knowledge already acquired and in the process acquiring the knowledge that had not previously been acquired.
To provide my nursing services to the less fortunate and those in need of medical assistance
One of my wishes has been to give back to the community. There are very many ways through which a nurse can give back to the community. Personally, after I have acquired enough skills in the nursing profession, I plan to volunteer in disaster organizations to help people across the globe that have been hit by various disasters, for example, earthquakes and pandemics.
I choose nurse as a career due to previous experiences and it is this experiences that laid a foundation for the nursing career. I have established important goals in my nursing career and hey include, to provide my nursing services to the less fortunate and those in need of medical assistance, to be committed to lifelong learning, and to attain the principle characteristics that determine a successful nurse.
American Nurses Association. (2001). Code of ethics for nurses with interpretive statements. Nurses books. org.