Why I want to become a Nurse Being a Nurse is much more than just hard work, critical thinking skills, evidence-based practice, and saving lives. It is a science as well as an art and one has to be a caring individual to be a truly great nurse. To be a Nurse, one has to be dedicated to helping others and caring about others to a great extent. I posses those qualities that makes a great nurse and that is why I want to be a Nurse. Growing up in Jamaica, I was always taking care of others; from my grandparents to my next door neighbors.
I always enjoyed helping them and they never even had to ask because I was always there. We didn’t have much access to healthcare in Jamaica so anyone in the neighborhood that was in the healthcare field was often looked up to for advice and help. My mother was one of those people; she was a Nurse and everyone in the neighborhood admired her, including me. I knew that when I grew up I wanted to become just like her. When my mother would come home from work with stories of how she helped saved someone’s life, I would get more excited and eager for the days when I can do the same.
When I came to America, the first thing I wanted to know was how and where can I go to become a Nurse. Now I am a Licensed Practical Nurse for many years and now I am financially, emotionally, and physically ready to further my education to be a Registered Nurse. I will continue to further my education in the Nursing field because I enjoy it so much. The atmosphere of it all keeps me on my feet and I continue to learn more and more every day.
Not only am I helping others but I care about them as if they are my own family. Being in the healthcare field, one cannot help but care and give their all. I do this to care for my patients everyday that I am at work. I want to be able to help others and save lives and it is so rewarding to see the smiles on the patients’ face when I have done something to make them feel better. Its such a hard profession and very stressful at times, but I would never trade it for any other career.
I cannot see myself doing anything else because I am helping others like I‘ve grown up doing but it matters so much more now. I grew up always wanting to be a Nurse and that will never change. Nursing is such a great profession where you get to care for others in need. You feel each patient’s pain, hear their stories, and try your best to make everything better for them. I wanted to become a Nurse so that I can help others and help save lives and I will always see myself doing that and so much more.