Loving What I Do
I am fortunate enough to be able to do what I love, care for patients. I have been a nurse for 13 years and last year decided to return to school to work towards my ARNP. I will finish my BSN this December from Tabor College and will (hopefully) be attending graduate school at Maryville University in the Spring of 2015.
As a nurse, I see patients at their very best and their very worst. As a cardiac ICU nurse, I am with patients as they recover from open heart surgery, heart attacks and other cardiovascular health problems. I convince them that they will get recover from surgery and can make the needed changes to live healthier lives. I hold the hands of dying patients and comfort their families, all the while fighting back my own tears’ as I am the strong for them in their time of grief.
As a nurse practitioner, I will still be able to care for patients and help them achieve a healthier life, and helping my community be healthier. But what is most important is that by enjoying what I do, I am of better service to the patients I care for currently and in the future. It has been said if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. I do, and though I work hard, I could never imagine dong anything else but being a nurse.