Why I want to be a Nurse
Many a times are we inspired to do what the people we are looking up to do. In this context, I am talking about parents, guardians, relatives or friends. These groups of people, with whom we interact with more often, tend to create a world for us. We want to follow their steps, or they want us to follow their steps. Many a times do we find ourselves cocooned to their dreams. We want to do what they are doing and be better than them but in the same field. Describing me as a prodigal child will be a little harsh but anyway, I will still use the adjective. The fact that I was born and raised in a business environment with business parents did not confine my mind to wanting to be a business person. I had other desires; I wanted a different path, I wanted to be different, I had a different calling, I wanted to be a nurse. I still want to be a nurse.
As said earlier, it was not a matter of following of footsteps of the people that I look up to but rather a gradual but constant realization that nursing was the best field for me. My inspiration comes from this innate desire to want to help and care for different people in their dire times of need. I am one person who likes challenges. I thrive well by being challenged. On addition to that, each and every morning, I have new goals for the day to be achieved. The diversity and learning opportunities that nursing offers makes it the best field for me to get into.
Luckily enough, I have had a chance to interact with health professionals who have been a great inspiration to me. The manner in which they perform their daily duties with care but assertively is incredible. The feeling I got is that these people loved their job. I remember one addressing us and in her words or other what caught my attention was that she was good at what she is doing because she loves it. Her advice was “Do what you love, and love what you do.” I have no doubt that I love being in the field of hospice and specifically, a nurse. I always dream that my skills and knowledge will one day equate the ones of these professionals.
My experience during the voluntary at a local hospital made me realize that palliative care is not stressful as many people think. It is the best area to work in. The experience I had, the people I met and interacted with, left me with loving memories that made me realize that nursing was my passion. There was nothing rewarding than to feel like my input during the volunteer, however little it was had a great impact on the lives of the people who were under my care.
The fact that I wanted to be different, the fact that I felt like I had a different calling, the fact that I have this innate desire to want to care and help, is my driving factor into wanting to be a nurse. In addition to that, the experience I have already had during the voluntary and the health professionals I met made me realize that nursing was my career. I am looking forward enthusiastically to becoming a nurse one day, and I hope that I will love it.
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